Sunday, 15 May 2011

Less is more - Embossing

The theme at this week's Less is More challenge is Embossing - much more within my comfort zone! I used a magenta butterfly stamp.
I embossed it with ranger ultra-fine silver and painted it with distress inks. For once this is the first card I made! Here is a close up to show the shine on the embossing powder.
I have had this embossing powder for quite a while and it is the best I've ever had - Very fine, no static and so shiny. I've been struggling to find somewhere that stocks it though.
Thanks for looking. Let's hope Mr Blogger doesn't do away with lots of your lovely comments this week, so I can read them and leave some for you all too.

32 comments:

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Sally. Just love the butterflies and DI colouring.
I think this is one challenge I could never do as I always seem to end up with loads on the card!!!
Fliss xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing - and such pretty colors too

Kathyk

Rita said...

Beautiful card Sally, I love your butterflies. Hugs Rita xx

Jo said...

It;s a beautiful card Sally, those butterflies are gorgeous. Jo

Zoechaos said...

Wordless Just gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Hi There Sally, Your card is just perfect, love the embossing and your is colouring wonderful, love it:0) xxx

Linby said...

Gorgeous card, really enhanced by the silver embossing, it is very shiny.
Thanks for the congrats.
Linbyx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Absolute knock-out card. Superb.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Carla said...

beautiful butterflies

Debgem said...

Your embossed butterflies are stunning, your colouring wonderful!!

Anne said...

This is so elegant, wonderful colours!

Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous card - the silver embossing is beautiful with the colours of the butterflies. Sarah x

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Sally
FAB butterflies

Never used that RAnger EP, must look for it as I need some gold

Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Super embossing, super card Sally!
I love the colouring too, I'm a great believer in using DI.
Thanks so much for a fab submission.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

What gorgeous butterflies and beautifully coloured. A lovely card. x

kelly said...

wow, love this card, colourful and bright but still simple!
Kelly x

Katina said...

Beautiful card. The silver embossing is fab and I love the rich colours on the butterflies. xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a beautiful CAS card Sally - the butterflies are fabulous - love your colouring. I wonder when (or if) our Comments will return?!
Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

craftimamma said...

Lovely Sally! I can see why you like that EP so much. I have the Ranger Queens Gold and that's lovely too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Debbie said...

Love your card, it is just beautiful!

Susan said...

Sally, these butterflies are beautiful! Wonderful card!

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Loving your gorgeous butterflies .. .. they might have some of your embossing powder here

http://cuddlybuddly.com/shop/v2160-ranger-super-fine-detail-embossing-powder-silver/

hope so!!

It is always a shame when we fall in love with something we use and then cannot replace it when it is "all used up!!".

Yes, you did detect a bit of brayering on my card yesterday. I am trying to improve but I am still far too heavy handed .. .. but I will keep trying.

Cannot yet get to the realms of having a sun or moon mask .. .. .. the outline of the mask transfers along my card (if you know what I mean). Not to worry I will keep trying.

I hope that all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

Your silvery butterflies are beautiful, Sally. I love the colours you've used.
Mr Blogger has been very naughty eating all our comments hasn't he.
Hugs Lisax

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous Sally x hope you are well x Janet

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally, really love the effect of the silver embossing and the DI's. Thanks for popping by already.

Hugs
Brenda

Suzi B said...

Just wonderful!
Sue :)

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful butterflies. Love them!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wiw this is gorgeous . I love the embossing .. so pretty
Lisa x

Blueangel Crafts said...

Wowza! Gorgeous butterflies!!

pinky said...

Really beautiful creation Sally, the embossing works so well in silver.

Aileen said...

Great embossing and colouring. x

Dolly Daydreams said...

What stunning embossing absolutely magnificent.

Marie