Monday, 11 April 2011

Bliss Less is More Challenge

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It was my daughter's 9th birthday on Saturday so we have had a very busy time, opening presents, eating cake and going to the fun fair in Aberdeen.  She had a super day!



This weeks challenge at less is more is to make a one layer card with the sentiment as the focus.  Chrissie and Mandi really like to challenge us!  And this one, for me, was a challenge.  All weekend I was thinking about what I would do to complete the challenge this week in between the blowing out of candles and going out for tea.

I decided to have a go at this technique.  (I don't know the name of it)  First of all I chose glossy card stock as my base which i haven't tried out before.  I decided to use Bliss as my sentiment and stamped it in versamark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then masked off a strip and sponged with perfect plum and elegant eggplant.  I used a tissue to carefully wipe away any ink on the embossed bliss.  (I say carefully because my first attempt is now in the bin!  Rubbed a bit too hard!!)  The ribbon I found in my stash and after several attempts at a bow decided on a knot.  After all I think this is going to be a wedding card and they do say "tie the knot."  Thats my excuse but really it's because I'm just rubbish at bows!

Anyhoo thanks to all for you lovely folks who leave comments.  I really appreciate them and to Chrissie and Mandi for continuing to challenge us.  And a big Hello to Sylvia-Anne and Caroline, thanks for following. x

p.s. tried to take a photo to show how shiny the Bliss is but it's just not happening!

Edit:  Mandi suggested in her comment to try a contrast ribbon or in white so here it is with white and I must admit I like it better.

22 comments:

Monica said...

Love it, Aileen... is this emboss resist technique? Looks awesome!

Great colours as well.

xxx Monica

Aileen said...

That's the one Monica! Thanks for clearing it up, it would have bugged me for ages!! x

Mandi said...

I use 'tie the knot' all the time and that's my excise too LOL
I think this is very effective. I think, personally the ribbon could have been a contrast colour or even white, rather than lilac
no offence just sat here saying what I see!
mandi
Less is More

Susan said...

Aileen, I love the embossed resist technique. I'm just usually not very good at embossing. Lots of my embossing ends up in the waste can!

You did a fab job on this. I was never really good at tying bows, but my hubby made me a thingy with little pegs in it that I can move the pegs around to get different sized bows and now I can tie a bow with ease!

Loli said...

Hello aileen.Thank you for to visit my blog.
Beautiful card!!!sweet and elegant, good job with the emboss resist technique.i love your card.
A hug from Palma de mallorca

Rita said...

Lovely card. I have never tried this technique though. Hugs Rita xxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card. I like both ribbons but possibly the white one has the edge :o) Lisa x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great idea to use emboss/resist - and it looks great with this ornate Bliss sentiment.

Jan said...

Like them both but I slightly prefer the ribbon the same colour. xx Jan

TAM said...

Brilliant cards - good to see them with the different ribbons

JeNjOy said...

I love both cards, contrast ribbon and the lilac look beautiful.
jenjoy x

Diane J said...

What a lovely idea with the wording. it was good to see both versions of your card, they are both gorgeous, my choice would be the matching ribbon xx

Chrissie said...

This is simply fabulous...and I love this technique. Actually I like the first ribbon Aileen, I think it's a little more subtle.
Another super submission!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lizy said...

What a gorgeous card Aileen! I loved it with the lilac ribbon, then when I saw it with white I loved that one even more!! Love that technique too...must give it a go...
Lizy x

Hello From Texas said...

Well done!! What a unique way to set the focus on the sentiment. I think it stands out better than if it had been stamped in black.

TFS
Carole

shobanarravi said...

Aaawww....so beautiful! :) No good at embossing so always appreciate it! Lovely with the matching ribbon.

Jose said...

2 great cards, but yes, I think I do prefer it with the white ribbon, excellent
Jose

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card Aileen, love the colours and I think the first ribbon is perfect x

Valerie said...

Lovely card Aileen, amazing how many different ideas we Limettes come up with! Personally I like the first one best :)
Val x

Sue said...

Two great cards and the first is my favorite too Luv Sue x

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Aileen, lovely colour, think I like the matching ribbon best, Lol! x

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Aileen, I prefer your original choice of ribbon as well
Margaret x

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