Sunday, 22 September 2013

Thank You So Very Much - LIM #158

I've only recently started entering blog challenges, but sometimes they're almost a challenge too far! This week at Less is More the theme is to use felt or fabric. Felt? I've not used that since my son was a toddler, but having tidied up my stash the other day I knew I had some felt flowers which had been languishing unloved in a box for a couple of years so I decided to put them to good use.
First I stamped the stems, leaves & greeting before embossing them in white. How come stray embossing powder always appears AFTER you heat it, when it was invisible before? Time to try out my new gadget, a Jakar battery-operated eraser pen which I'd only seen used on excess gold leaf but I discovered works equally well on excess embossing powder without damaging the card. Edited to add: I've since discovered that whether it works or not very much depends on the type of card - it doesn't work at all on some!

Once that was sorted I stitched gathers in the middle of the darker pink flower to add a little more dimension because I felt they were too flat. On their own their colour was too similar to the cardstock so I glued the paler pink flowers behind so they stood out a little bit more. A little bling in the centre was all I felt the flowers needed to cover up the stitching. I was well out of my comfort zone with this one but in the end I really enjoyed making it. 
Cardstock, flowers & gems: unknown
Stamps: Craftwork Cards, American Crafts
Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer


  1. I'm so pleased that our challenge drew you into making this fab looks terrific...such attention to detail too.
    It was interesting to read about your "embossing powder eraser" too!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Beautiful, elegant card, Helen! Think I need one of those eraser tools!

  3. Lovely flowers and a pretty design for your card :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  4. Lovely flowers the dimension! :)
    Lizy xx (LIM GDT)


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