Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The front door thank you with Best of Flowers

I peeked at the Less is More challenge on Saturday but all the sunshine we're having is making me feel colourful and my front door is black in a white frame, so I didn't feel ragingly inspired. While my new Best of Flowers stamp set was out though, an idea did occur to me - come and see:


What a nightmare it was photographing this little number! But it does look rather elegant in real life, honestly! To make it, I cut a panel of Basic Black card stock and stamped the daisy image from Best of Flowers down the side using versamark. This was then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.


While stamping the daisies, I left an indent for a sentiment and chose this one from Oh Hello, which I thought worked well with the bold design. It was stamped in versamark again but this time I used white embossing powder to heat emboss it.

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Oh Hello
Ink: Versamark
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: White and clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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This is my front door, complete with triffids, which are actually currently under some kind of control! The front garden is a real sun trap in the afternoons and I occasionally take a book and a cup of tea out there at weekends - hence the chair. The cat thinks it's been put there for her use only of course, so it is also the scene of some unseemly power struggles!


See you tomorrow for more crafting fun,

17 comments:

  1. I do love a black door and your's is a beaut, Vicky! As is your stunning card! Black card stock is the very worst to photograph, but you did a smashing job of it. I love the white embossing for the sediment and, talk about hard! You have no splatters! I'm in awe!!

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  2. Hi Vicky
    Wow this is Fabulous....love the sentiment.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    I have sent you an emailx

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  3. Very striking card, and i think your photography is spot on as the embossing shows up very well.

    The chair at the door looks very welcoming too!

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  4. Love this technique Vicky - a very simple but dramatic card ! xxx

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  5. What a striking card Vicky, I love monochrome. Your power struggle comment made me giggle, typical cat behaviour:)
    Val x

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  6. A very elegant and dramatic card, Vicky! Fabulous heat embossing.

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  7. Super care, great idea to emboss in the same colour


    Kathyk

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  8. Your card is elegant and your front door charming.

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  9. Such an elegant card Vicky, love the embossed flowers!

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  10. Very elegant and no 'bits' from the heat embossing either- impressive! Love your little suntrap, and I'm sure Tuppence does too!

    Louise xx

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  11. Gorgeous Vicky the embossed flowers make a very elegant card.

    Kat xx

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  12. This looks fab Vicky, the embossing is very striking!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. Beautiful card Vicky, love the embossed flowers!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  14. This is just so sophisticated Vicky and I love a black front door too :0) The tone on tone embossing is a lovely subtle technique :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Your door is very shiny so great idea to go for the clear embossing with the flowers. Fab card.

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  16. I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x