Monday, 4 April 2011

A touch of elegant red


Last card for Less is More I promise.  

My idea for this card started with the bird from Punch Potpourri, a hostess set.  I wanted the pattern on the bird to be my touch of red so I stamped using whisper white craft ink on real red card stock, then clear embossed it.  I punched it out using the 2 step bird extra large punch.  Then just to make things more difficult for myself decided it didn't look white enough.  The white on the red looked a little pink!  So using my stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up my stamp, securing my bird on a post it, and stamped again in whisper white then another layer of clear embossing.  Whew tricky bit over!   

Next was layering up.  I matted whisper white onto a real red card base.  I cut a smaller rectangle and matted it again but this time I embossed an edge around the whisper white using my bone folder.  I used the decorative label punch from the mini catalogue to punch out a label in whisper white.  I used dimensionals to pop this up and finally added my bird using dimensionals again.  I've swithered about a sentiment but really like the clean front of the card so I think for this one it will be in the middle.

Below is a photo to hopefully show the embossing on the bird.



Thanks for looking and thank you to all the comments I have received recently.  A warm welcome also to my new followers.  I'm off now to try and catch up with the other entries to this fantastic blog. x 

33 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

Very pretty... I love the simplicity of this card - its very effective

Suze Bain said...

This one's gorgeous, love the embossing and all the white layers (not sure if everyone will know what 'swithered' means though! Lol) xx

Fiona said...

Beautiful card - thanks for taking the time to comment on my card. x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the thin little hint of the red matting!

Sally H said...

Another real beauty! The bird is fab. I love the white on white and the gentlest touch of red around the edges

Mandi said...

Hi aileen
What a fantastic effect, I love all the white and the hint touch of red is superb
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Super card... perfectly CAS. I love tit!
Chrissie
"LIM"

Carla said...

a lovely and elegant card

Sue said...

This is fab and the little bird looks so good in red a beautiful stamp Luv Sue x

Sarah said...

This is my favourite card of all your touch of red ones - it's just so elegant! Thank you for the comment on my blog for my cards. Sarah

Viv said...

What a great CAS card, you did well :O) Viv xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh such an elegant card! Love the embossed bird, it's beautiful :o) Lisa x

mustavcoffee said...

This is gorgeous too, a touch of red has inspired us all and you've created great cards:0) xxx

Monica said...

Classy, classy, classy!

xxx Monica

Anne said...

Very elegant, what a beautiful card
Anne
x

Katina said...

FABULOUS!!! x

Vicky Hayes said...

Another great idea Aileen - I'd never have thought of this!

Katalytic said...

This is my most favourite card

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, love the red bird with the white embossing - so classy and elegant!!
hugs
Heather xx

Emzie said...

Hi Aileen, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I love how you have embossed the bird. Emz x

Yolka said...

Such a cute bird! Love this card!
hugs
Helen

Susan said...

Aileen, this is so elegant!!!

Tracy said...

this is fabulous, i love the elegant, stylish design. Tracy x

Erika said...

Wow less is definitely more, beautiful card.

Sue W said...

This would be classic CAS!!!! Wonderful card Congrats.

Jenny said...

Lovely card. Just perfect for this weeks challenge :)
Jennie X

Viv said...

Just to say I have a little something for you over at my blog btw.:O) Viv xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so beautiful and elegant - a really stunning card. I think it would look great as wall art, in a simple white frame.
Caroline xxx

massofhair said...

Such a beautiful, elegant and very classy card. you've really cracked the challenge this week:-)

Cardarian said...

Lovely LIM card....
Hugs,
Cardarian

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful work on the bird lovely touch of red. XOXO Zoe

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful. I really like how your bird turned out. I've never embossed on color cs before, I will have to give this a try. TFS

ding said...

Wow, a wonderful elegant card, your design is perfect!
Diane x

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