Thursday, 18 June 2015

Home is where the heart is

Popping back for a quick blog post, I know, twice in one day!
I wanted to enter the one layer card challenge at Less is More this week where the theme is 'Home'. Once again, I've combined it with another challenge which is a colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches, where the colours are yellow, green & grey.

Forgive the photo quality, as I said this is a quick post!

I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder to create a bit of texture & dimension with the oval frame. The house & sentiment are from Clearly Besotted 'Home Sweet Home' stamp set. The ink pads are Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Garden Green & More Mustard.

Tonilea, your comment below about the bent card stock & placement of the embossing folder; I too dented my cardsstock on the first attempt:

I put the embossing folder over the top of the front of my 10cm by 15cm card base & then secured it on the reverse with washi tape:

Normally to emboss a single sheet of cardstock with a Cuttlebug you  would use an 'A' plate & 2 'B' plates'.I sandwiched the card & embossing folder between an 'A' plate & 'C' plate & ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I found this out through trial & error using different plate combinations! It maybe that you have to try a few different combinations of plates & shims if you have another die cutting machine. I hope this helps. Good luck Tonilea, I'd love to know how you get on!

Thanks for popping by & take care!

Tam x


One Layer Card week
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  1. Perfect CAS card, love that little embossed frame.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. This looks gorgeous Tamara, the embossed frame looks super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. That embossed frame looks so cool and I really like the dimension it gives your card. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  4. A gorgeous CBS image ... can't resist those stamps and framed beautifully with embossing. Sorry I didn't get to you before the challenge closed Tamara but thanks so much for playing along.
    Less is More

  5. A perfectly CAS card for CC&S this week. I love the oval embossed frame. Thanks for joining us. Stef x

  6. Very sweet and simple card. The embossed frame is terrific! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

  7. This is so sweet Tamara! Great use of the colours and lovely texture!
    Thanks for joining in my colour challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Such a super sweet card! That oval frame you've used just elevates the whole design!

  9. I have that oval frame but have never been able to use it successfully. I always get bent cardstock. Also, How did you manage to get it placed where you did? I don't think mine will reach that far in. It is a lovely card.

    1. Hi Tonilea, Sorry for the late reply. I've edited my post above to show you how I managed to emboss with the oval Stampin' Up embossing folder. I hope this helps! x