Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Owl be embossed!

I love this week's challenge at Less Is More of embossing on a one-layer card. I used a lovely, heavy, navy blue card for my Cuttlebug owl embossing folder, and got out my heat gun and heat embossed the greeting in silver so it's a double embossing project. I painted Smooch Illuminate over the owl to give it a subtle glimmery emphasis - just enough so that it still works for my guys' birthdays. It/they. Um yes, as usual with my LIM cards, I couldn't stop at just the one!

You know what the biggest challenge is with these LIM cards though? Photographing them! I think I've spent more time getting a decent picture than actually making the card with nearly every challenge. There really is no darker border around the card, and the non-matching beige is my floor tile, not part of the card. At least I'm learning lots about lighting, white balance on my camera and photo-editing software. Roll on Saturday for the next one!


Suze Bain said...

A lovely card. Great how you've highlighted the owl. x

Chrissie said...

Super card... just lovely in its simplicity!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super Card Squirrel, Mr Owl looks quite at home in that corner
i take my pics in full light, either rin my craft room [I have a fluorescent strip light] or in the conservatory is not full sun, that casts shadows. Taking them at an angle so you can see its a '3d' card helps, rather than square on
Very difficult task though!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More!

Zoechaos said...

Love that folder, great embossing XOXO Zoe

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card I love Owls.. Chris xx

Kathyk said...

Such a cool card - love the embossing folders you used


Jo said...

This is a very cute card. Jo

Susan said...

What a great embossing folder! Beautiful card!

StampingStace said...

I love this embossing folder, beautiful card!

Aileen said...

Cute card, like the sparkle on Mr Owl. x