Sunday, 24 April 2011

Less is More - Week 12 Off Centre

The challenge over at LIMette Lodge is Off Centre

All the stamps Ive used are from Stampin Up sets - the first was En Francais which is a large text stamp.  I inked this up with Versamark and stamped and clear embossed it onto white card.  I then inked over the card using Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks.  I then placed a sheet of copy paper over the top and ironed over it to remove the embossing powder.  I then inked up parts of the same stamp with Distress Ink and added touches to the top left and bottom right.  I inked the edges of the card and then attached it to a square card blank.  The flowers are from Vintage Vogue and I used Distress Inks to stamp them as they are silhouette stamps.  I cut these out and placed them on the card using silicone glue and added some Stickles to the centre.  When I went to stamp the sentiment it smudged - not what you want when working directly onto your nearly finished card!!!  The only way out of it was to computer generate another sentiment and print it out onto some left over decorated card.  It still isn't very crisp so I might have another go...........

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter to everyone in blogland.


  1. You've obviously spent your time well indoors rather than fight with the traffic this weekend and this card is lovely - very delicate. Good that you were able to rescue it from your smudged stamping, so annoying when that happens especially as if you stamp on scrap paper it is always perfect somehow isn't it??

  2. Love your pastel colours on your card Karen... pleased you managed to save your card so annoying when something smudges when you've almost finished....but your result is a stunning card.


  3. Karen: love your off center card above---just beautiful.

    You left a comment on my website about putting my website name on my Digis. Please go back over to my site and check out the willow branches digi at the bottom of the digi. Is this what you were talking about? Ill start putting my website on my digis so you can remember to give me credit when you use it on your project. Let me know if this is not what you referred to?

    thanks for visiting;come back often PS I'm a sunflower/violet-- (our sunflowers are already up in our garden love your tag>>>>>


  4. What a Stunning card. Perfect. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Beautiful card, Karen, I love the spring colours that you used.
    Maria x
    I'm a sunflower too!

  6. Gorgeous card hun, glad you managed to save it after all that work. Loving the soft colours. Hugs Sxx

  7. Pretty card, love the effect you have created. Whilst there is no white space as such, you have balanced your designs well
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM

  8. Really pretty card.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Lovely colours and a very pretty card. Carol x

  10. Lovely card and gorgeous pastel colours.

  11. This is lovely, you've put a lot of work into it. I especially love the use of versafine that has been embossed. Great technique.
    Claire x

  12. Beautiful card...LOVE the softness!

  13. Hi Karen, you put a lot of work into your card with the faux bleach technique, plus all the other stamping, it's a pity that a scan saps so much vitality from the whole image.
    I tried to zoom in but the card didn't enlarge for some reason.
    How annoying that you smudged right near the end why does it always happen at that stage... but your remedy works really well.
    I just love the Vintage Vogue flowers... it's a truly charming card!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM

  14. Beautiful card and thanks for the faux bleaching technique..another thing to try :)
    Jenny x

  15. Gorgeous card Karen, love the pastel shades you have used.

  16. Love the colour shading used on your card. Lovely:)
    michelle x


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