Saturday, 10 September 2011

LIM–Seeing Double

That’s certainly something I’m doing after staying up late to paint my soon to be craft room…..but before I start again, I had to make a card for the challenge on Less is More.
It’s a one layer week and Chrissie and Mandi’s examples on the blog are absolutely beautiful.  So I’ve tried to make mine as fancy and used a bit of gold embossing powder to make this very simple Anniversary Card using a layout from a previous challenge (Pick a Square):
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Now this picture really doesn’t do it justice, so here’s a close up of the image.I {Heart} Hearts
To do this, I stamped and embossed the gold heart then masked it before stamping the second heart in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used my SAMJ to position the outline heart and stamped and embossed this.  Here’s a quick tip to get lovely sharp embossing……baby powder!  Each time I embossed, I dabbed baby powder over the card before stamping the image in versamark.  Cunning, eh!
So back to my painting….I will have a craft area by the end of the weekend…I will!!
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There’s a long way to go!!!
BFN
Linda
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30 comments:

  1. I dabbled with hearts for this week Lilnda. Yours look fabulouos! I like the outlining.
    Good luck with finishing your crafdt area, will be FAB when it;s done and worth all the hard work and upheavel
    Thank you very much
    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  2. Gorgeous hearts, love the outlline of them too, good luck with your area and look forward to seeing the end result :)

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  3. Love the simple elegance and the gold embossing. I've just had to create 3 anniversary cards in a row. Wish I'd had your heart stamp to speed things up ...
    Good luck on finishing your craft room.

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  4. These hearts are lovely - I'm amazed you were able to do it in the midst of your redecorating, you are definately on a mission ;o) Cant wait to see the finished result!
    Stacex

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  5. Hello, new follower here! I am a big (new) fan of Stampin Up! Your cards are amazing. I will be dropping in regularly for inspiration (and I live near Chesterfield!)

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  6. We'll need to see a pic of the finished area Linda... then we'll all be round to have a play!
    Super card,I love your embossing, someone's going to be really pleased to receive this!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Lovely design on the heart stamps, lovely anniversary card xx

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  8. That's a very classy card, good luck with the decorating
    Anne
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  9. Gorgeous card Linda :-) The heart designs are fab and I love the gold embossing :-)

    Good Luck with the decorating :-) It will all be worth it in the end xx

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. Gorgeous, and fab embossed heart.
    Good luck with the decorating.
    Cathy xx

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  11. gorgeous hearts love the dotted outline:) Good luck with the painting at least the weather doesn't make you yearn to be outside!!!
    Val x

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  12. Beautifully stylish, love the overlapping hearts. Good luck with your craft room. x

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  13. Lovely card, (apparently cornflour works well also, but not tried it!) Sandra

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  14. Gorgeous hearts, love how you have done this. You can view my card here .
    Maureen..........x

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  15. This is just gorgeous! I love the hearts. Good luck with craft room.

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  16. Great stamping and embossing Linda, love your card. Carol x

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  17. What a beautiful CAS card!! Like the 2 nicely embossing hearts! :D

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  18. Beautiful cards. That's a lovely heart stamp. xx

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  19. Lovely card,Linda. I started off with hearts this morning but mine went in the bin!! xx

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  20. These are beautiful and thanks for the tip about baby powder x

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  21. Stunning swirly heart stamp making an elegant and clean anniversary card.
    Thanks for the tip re the baby powder:-)

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  22. GORGEOUS card--I love the masking effect!!!

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  23. Hi Linda

    I am still playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good look round here, so many fabulous and inspirational creations!!!

    This is just fabulously elegant!

    Hugs Juls

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I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)