Saturday, September 29, 2012

Less Is More Lucky Dip, no. 87

Hello Stampers...
Have you seen the beautiful harvest moon tonight? It's moonglow at its best.

So, at Less Is More the divas are talking marriage...on cards that is. They are also featuring one of my absolute fave artists, Susan Goetter. Susan does it all. When you have a look, you will be visiting her blog often.

I knew I wanted to use one of the newest embossing folders on hand and I have these Nestabilities borders I always forget to use, opting for border punches instead. So they got a workout today.
The stamp is a part of a SU's Word Play set. I used the SU butterfly punch with some gold paper and embossed with gold powder. It may not show-up well, but the gold paper is also used as a backing underneath the border. Pearls were strategically placed for a little fun bling. My cs base is Gina K's luxury white, which I'm having a difficult time getting straight cuts on. It must be time to invest in a new cutter or find a person who does blade sharpening...a most difficult thing to do. It is a dying craft in my neck of the woods. I should also add that I share Chrissie's less than perfect photo skills. I know I need to invest in one of those tents, but in my defense, it's tough to get a good photo of a white card. In order to make the butterflies really show as gold, I had to really edit to the point of almost wiping out the dry embossing appeal. Nothing looks realistic. I also hadn't planned on adding those little creatures, but I stamped my sentiment a bit high and I added the butterflies to draw the eye down a bit. I think I succeeded.

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Monica said...

Just stunning... love the layout and the pearls look so delicate. The gold sentiment and butterflies look royal.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Erica :-) the embossing and gold accents are stunning :-)

Lols x x x
I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in :-)

Violets Corner said...

Beautiful embossing, love the pearls!

Warm hugs

Loli said...

Hola Erica, gorgeous card, beautiful embossing, i love your butterflies, well done!
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Sandra H said...

Oh this is really pretty and so elegant too! x

Lynne said...

Super card.
Lynne xxx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie x

Susan said...

Erica, I love all the embossing you've done on this card. If I might make one suggestion on the photographing of your cards. Any time the card is mostly white, try using a dark background like black, blue, red...anything but white. The camera has difficulty distinguishing between the "whites". I've been doing this for a while and it seems to be easier to photograph my white cards. I love that sentiment...and the gold behind the punched hears looks great!

Mandi said...

Lovely card Erica
I love the embossing Glad you were able to add the butterflies so you are happy with your card
Super stuff!

Thank you very much

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Love all the pearls and shimmery gold.

Aileen said...

Love all the sparkly gold. x

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thanks so much
Less is More