"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First...

I must say another big THANK YOU to all you amazing LIMettes and Lady LIM Chrissie and Diva LIM Mandi for all the lovely, lovely comments!! They just make my day ladies!!

Now... on to my card for Less is More.   This week is one layer challenge week and Chrissie and Mandi have asked us to do some embossing, either heat/wet or dry.  I decided to do both.   One of my favorite ways to emboss is to use VersaMark watermark ink and stamp it on to colored cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set.   The color of the cardstock just "pops" with this technique.   I decided to use kraft cardstock because next to white cardstock kraft is my favorite.  Using the largest rectangle in the Spellbinders Large Rectangle dies I embossed the rectangle onto my card base.  I then stamped the damask image from the SU! set Bliss in the center, applied the clear embossing powder and heat set.  I finished off the card with a simple "thank you" stamped in black ink.   Simple as simple can get, but well... I like simple!!

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft; Stamps:  SU! Bliss & Because I Care; Ink:  VersaMark Watermark, PTI True Black; Ranger UltraFine Clear Embossing Powder; Spellbenders Large Rectangle dies

41 comments:

Debgem said...

It may be simple, but it's so beautiful. I do like the tone on tone effect of clear embossing - and this damask stamp is so elegant. Great card!

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful CAS card. xx

Carol said...

A simple card, but just elegant !

Carol

Little Snippets said...

Beautiful card - very elegant. Sarah x

Vicky said...

Love this Rosemary. Clean, simple and beautiful. This script/scroll stamp from the bliss set is gorgeous!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Lynne said...

Beautiful card!
Lynne xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Stunning card ...i love kraft to ...
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Craftilicious said...

I love damasks - they are so elegant. Beautiful card :-)

Chrissie said...

As wonderful as ever Rosemary... a beautiful card.
Thanks so much for yet another gorgeous card.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

Great idea to use Kraft Card makes this so much more interesting. XOXO Zoe

Mandi said...

Wonderful as ever Rosemaary
you are most welcome for our comments
We work hard and it isn't easy at times btu we love it
thanks to out LIMettes like you!
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Jo said...

It's a beautiful card Rosemary, very elegant. Jo

Brenda said...

I adore all the simple things you make Rosemary! This card has such a beautiful design!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card dearie!!! tfs!!

Jan said...

Totally elegant card xx Jan

Molecraft said...

Simply elegant, lovely card!
Helen x

Kathyk said...

Simple and elegant ..... works for me!

Kathyk

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Stunning in its elegance and simplicity.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Ruth M said...

Simple but so stunning! Love the embossing on kraft and the black sentiment!

Jess said...

I adore this! I will be bookmarking it to CASE at a later time.... Absolutely fab!

Ang C said...

It may be a simple card but it is very stylish!

StampingStace said...

Fabulous card, just beautiful!
Stacex

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Rosemary, I absolutely love your card, that flourish stamp is so beautiful and your embossing perfect, Gorgeous:0) xxx

Liz, said...

Simple it may be but totally gorgeous,

Liz x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Love that technique, haven`t done for ages must give it another go.
Lynne xxx

Christine said...

Maybe it's simple but oh so beautiful!
Christine

Linby said...

Very CAS -makes a change not to use white all the time.
Linbyx

gg nurse said...

I do love your style, my friend! This is just lovely! I need to figure out how to emboss with my spellbinder dies.

Susan said...

I don't use kraft often...but I truly love the look! Awesome card, Rosemary!

Elise said...

You're killin' me with the elegance factor, Rosebud. YOU are such a tasteful crafter: I adore your work! Your use of dry embossing proves THAT! It just celebrated the beauty of PAPER, first and foremost! Such a terrific showcase for your excellent TALENT, as well as taste! Whoopeeee!

Lisa A. said...

How pretty, and oh so elegant...love the embossing that frames your image...lovely:)!!

kingstonmama said...

Simple and lovely. I'm going to have to try that technique - using clear EP over Versamark. It looks great.

lin_ka1 said...

Cool. Such other

Michelle said...

Soooo elegant! I love the simpliciity!

Judy1223 said...

Absolutely PERFECT! Simply lovely!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love simple too Rosemary and this is just beautiful.

Crafty Cat said...

Fab card! The use of colour and embossing gives it a very classy feel! well done!

Aileen said...

Beautifully CAS. Love the Bliss set. x

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous and elegant CAS card, Rosemary! Love the embossed frame and the clear embossed damask looks beautiful!

Diane said...

Simply beautiful! xx

Viv said...

Another beautiful card again Rosemary, well done again :O) Viv xx