Saturday, 3 September 2011

Gold, Silver and ..... Dimensionals!!


This weeks challenge at less is more is metallic.  Mmmm so I really only have gold or silver embossing powder which would fit the bill.

My first card above was using some spares that I'd embossed a while ago in gold just to see what they would look like.  The tree from Season of Joy and the bird from Punch Potpourri.  I added some leaves, also spares, from the 2 step Bird Punch and popped my gold bird onto Dimensionals.  I embossed my sentiment from Occasional Greetings in gold.  (This set is currently reduced from £30.95 down to an amazing £18.57!  If you haven't already done so you can check out the retiral list on my side bar)

So, showed my hubby this morning and he was "it's OK but not wow".  "Metallic should be something with metal", he said.  Mmmm back to the drawing board, of course the Motorbike stamp sprang to mind but firstly out of rebellion I embossed in gold something definitely not metal.  The leaves form Lovely as a Tree.  And here is the card -


I liked all the intricate designs on this stamp and it embossed really well.  Of course gold fits into Autumnal which we are experiencing up here.  I cut round the leaves and before popping onto Dimensionals, I stamped the same leaf pattern in Versamark straight onto the card blank.  I then stamped my sentiment from Occasional Quotes in Old Olive.  Here's a close up of the leaves -


My last card is the Motorbike, all shiny metal!  I've stamped this before with silver embossing powder and it is wow.  This time I decided to highlight the different metal parts of the bike so stamped and embossed it twice.  Then cut up the parts I wanted.  I coloured a little red onto it using my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and added Crystal Effects to give some shine.  They were mounted onto Basic Black and each panel popped up on some dimensionals.  On this photo I tried to show the shine -


The sentiment from Occasional Quotes was stamped in Basic Black. 


Hubby approved of this one but why wasn't each part in a line to make up the bike?  Sigh!  Do tell what you think.  I'd be really interested in your opinion.

Thanks for looking through this post, if you would like any of these supplies or anything from the sales list give me a shout on ails300@btinternet.com.  I'd be happy to help.  I still have 4 places left for my Stampers 6 starting in October when the new catalogue becomes available. There's loads of lovely new goodies in it! x

Supply List
All Stampin' Up! supplies unless otherwise stated

Card - Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Old Olive, Versamark
Stamps - Season of Joy, Punch Potpourri, Occasional Greetings, Occasional Quotes, Lovely as a Tree, Motorcycle
Punch - 2 step Bird
Other - Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

37 comments:

Vicky said...

Wow Aileen...your cards are super hun...and I so love the bike...very clever indeedy..

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Kathyk said...

As an ex biker chick I LOVE (love, love) the fun motorcycle card, though of course the others are pretty fab too

Kathyk

Fiona said...

Great cards - the motorcycle one is fabulous. x

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, very busy saturday!, all your cards are fantastic but my favourite is the third, i love the red touch and the squares, fantastic work Aileen :D.
A hug from Palma

craftattack said...

Lovely cards, especially the biker one! Valerie
Have a nice weekend!

Jenni's Jems said...

My fav has to be the motor bike too!and I like it in bits(squares) isn't that usually what happens? it does in our house ...all in the name of improvement of course!

Mandi said...

You have been busy Aileen
I'm with your hubby it;s a FAB card, I guess I may have lined it up...in all honesty and possibly only coloured the main part
Having said that I think it;s really effective as it is and different!
Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

All great cards Aileen, I have to admit, I like them all!
Super, super work!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Katina said...

I love them all Aileen! Sorry, I'm not very helpful am I, lol! xx

Lynne said...

Love them all but the bike gets the biggest vote. Love that it`s not lined up, very artistic.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

I just love the motorbike card the most, but they are all fantastic:)
I really like the chopped up bike and how you've placed them on the card...very arty, that's just the sort of thing my hubby would say...(sigh indeed!)
Jenny x

Faith A said...

WOW, what a fab selection of gold and silver, fantastic ideas

Ang C said...

I love that motorbike!

Diane said...

Three lovely cards. My favourite is the leafy one xx

Suze Bain said...

You've been busy today! Love the bike one but I really like the leaf one too. Love the versamark background. xx

Gibmiss said...

hI aILEEN
sTUNNING CARDS ....LOVE THE bIKE ....
HUGS SYLVIE XXX

Beryl K said...

Great cards
Beryl x

Linby said...

Great cards. Love the bike the best. I like the "snapshots" which wouldn't be lined up - would they!
Linbyx

Sasha said...

They're all super takes on the challenge, Aileen. Love the motorbike for a hubby/son card, though!

Becky said...

Loving the motorbike and the leaves - the motorbike because I might have to CASE it, men's cards are so tricky. The leaves is perfect for autumn! Becky x

Viv said...

Wow ...three super cards, well done :O) Viv xx

Suzilou said...

Really lovely cards all of them and great technique, I do like the bike card great idea :)

Margaret said...

They're brilliant Aileen, my favourite is Lovely as a Tree
Margaret x

Hello From Texas said...

Wonderful cards Aileen! I really love the last one. It reminds me of a photo layout. Well done!!

Carol said...

Three super cards Aileen, really like the bike though. Carol x

Jose said...

Great cards, I especially like the green one, using my favourite stamp set 'lovely as a tree'

Diane J said...

Lovely cards, especially the bike card, love the layout x

GinaA said...

The Birthday Wishes bike is fabulous, great touch of red, really makes it pop.

Vicky Hayes said...

They're all fab Aileen but I have to say the bike has the real wow factor! It looks great in abstract squares as you've done it but I agree it would also look good lined up. Vx

Anne said...

Hi Aileen
Three gorgeous cards, I always love tree stamp but my favourite is the bike card and what makes it is the quirky square layout. Sigh, don't listen to hubby lol!

Viv's Visuals said...

Amazing set - but I am completely in love with the motorbike one - stunning!

Pauline said...

All cards are FAB! Love the off set images of the motorbike, it's so intersting to look at!

Zoechaos said...

WOW it is the third of these great makes that called me here from LIM. The arrangement for what ever reason is terrific just blown away XOXO Zoe

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

All wonderful cards, but I really love the bikes!

RORO LEE said...

1st one is classy and pretty! & The concept of the 3rd one is very interesting. :D

Cheryl said...

oh just love your work its very classy and so effective just love those bikes,they are brilliant bless you for popping over to my blog,hugs cherylxxxx

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous cards. They're all fantastic. :) Ann

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