Another weeks has rolled around and it's time to play again at the Less is More challenge. This week's challenge is to make a card with the theme "wings".
Here's my first card for this challenge:
The "winged" image I chose for this card is the SU enormous butterfly stamp! I rarely use this image because it is so incredibly large, but I thought I would see what I could make with it today. I stamped the image in Versamark on orange card stock. I decided I wanted it to be all different colors, so I sprinkled some dark blue, light blue, bright yellow and some steel colored embossing powders on the different areas of the image, then heat embossed it all at the same time. It's difficult to see on here, but I coated the entire butterfly with some clear Wink of Stella too, so it has a really nice sparkle to it. (Did you know that if your Wink of Stella becomes a little "dry" and looks like it's not working well anymore that you can remedy that? Well, you can....just unscrew the brush portion for the "ink" end, remove the little black plug, then fill with water. Put the black plug back in, screw the brush portion back on, and shake well! I just did it today and it works beautifully!)
This next card has nothing to do with the challenge, just thought I'd share.
I need a card for a friend who's daughter just lost her battle with cancer, but didn't really want to make the typical "sympathy" card. I die cut the flower from grey, then cut it again in white. I dry embossed the white piece with a PTI embossing plate, then inset the grey flower into the white background. The sentiment is from PTI Everyday Blessings. I stamped in Versamark on vellum, then heat embossed with some platinum embossing powder. I wrapped the vellum around the white background after I adhered it to the grey piece. Then I adhered both layers to the card base.
I've really been working on my heat embossing lately....and it is getting better. I don't seem to be getting all the scattered embossing powder that I used to get every time I embossed!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit! Hope you'll come back soon! Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...