30 September 2011

Week 34 Sketch - LIM

Just got in by the skin of my teeth. I spent ages thinking about this sketch for the current challenge over at Less Is More, hmmm ... what to do? I have used this layout so many times on cards but everything I tried just didn't look right. So finally I have come up with the card below. I am not overely happy with it but I like the bamboo in black against kraft. First of all I took a piece of Kraft CS and ran it through my cuttlebug using the PTI Linen Embossing Plate then mounted with PTI Picth Black CS and added to a white card blank. I cut another square of Kraft CS and embosed this too and stamped the bamboo from the PTI Peaceful Garden set on it in black ink. This has then been added to the base with 3d foam {I orginally mounted this to black CS too but changed my mind}. Sentiment from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It Set stamped in the bottom corner. Mini pearls added to finish.

STAMPS: Papertrey Ink, Waltzingmouse Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Papertrey Ink, Bazill Basics. TOOLS: Papertrey Ink Linen Embossing Plate. EMBELLISHMENTS: The Hobby House Pearls.

Thanks for visiting today! Hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Oh this looks gorgeous Michelle, the Linen IP goes so well with the bamboo and Kraft :)
    Jenny x

  2. Simply and elegantly. This is it:)

  3. beautiful and very elegant card!

  4. Super card Michelle, well done :O) Viv xx

  5. I've tried using that linen embossing plate and didn't seem to get nearly the depth of embossing you have. What are you using to emboss? Cuttlebug?

    The card is GORGEOUS! That bamboo is the perfect accent...and the sentiment just fits perfectly!

  6. Superb as ever Michelle
    Love this design, looks terrific on the kraft colour
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  7. This is very beautiful Michelle!


  8. I think this is simply lovely ! x

  9. This is fabulous Michelle... I love the simplicity and the kraft and black are superb together!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Another amazing LIM card ..... that bamboo stamp is just gorgeous.

    Love Pam xx


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