Saturday, 11 January 2014

Less is More - Week 154 OLC Hearts

Hello everyone - well it's Saturday and a new challenge over at Less is More where it's the dreaded (or not so much nowadays........) One Layer Challenge:

This week it's everyone's favourite - 
and this week the theme is

I haven't joined in any of the LIM challenges for what seems like ages now what with the build up to Christmas and New Year so was determined to have a go today.  Here's what I've made:

I have used a heart embossing folder but before running it through my die cutting machine have put a Sizzix oval diffuser centrally so there would be a central area that isn't embossed thus giving me a lovely area to stamp into.  I used my Clearly Besotted Love Hearts stamp set and used the two words included in the set.  I inked them up with SU Real Red and then clear embossed the images.

Thanks for dropping by - hope you're all having a great weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. Hola Karen!!! Happy and Creative New Year!!! i´m gñad to see you!
    Fantastic technique for your embossing background, perfect CAS card!!! i like it!
    A warm hug from Palma and have a nice week full of love

  2. Simple and striking, Karen ... the embossing adds such fabulous interest to all the glorious white space! Anita :)

  3. This looks terrific Karen!
    Neat embossing!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. That's a really cool OLC, Karendipity!! How you have designed and executed it gives it so much depth and interest!! I love it! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Hi Karen. Just love this card and even though 1 layer, it does look very dimensional. I have this EF & diffusers, but never thought to use the diffusers with this particular folder (well, the diffusers are NBUS!). Might go try this technique this afternoon, because it is certainly a gorgeous valentine card. Thanks for becoming a new follower. Hugs

  6. hi Karen, another beautiful card, love the white with that touch of colour.
    still not done my blog template.

  7. Great take on the challenge Karen, love the heart embossing. So pleased to be back blogging again:)
    Val x

  8. A gorgeous CAS card Karen, love the embossing. Carol x

  9. The embossing is a great idea for OLC week. Love this effect


  10. Such a pretty design Karen. I love how you've left the center open for stamping ... haven't tried that yet, but need to! :) Your heart image is so pretty with the flourish on the one side. Loll xx

  11. Wow Karen this is such a brilliant idea of embossing, I will try this too :) love ur card


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