Saturday, 3 September 2011

LIM week 31- metallic

This week on Less is More the challenge is the colour theme of "metallic". I've had this silver metallic butterfly and several others for sometime, they were part of a kit and I have no idea what to use them for, so I thought I would use one on my card. Next I decided to use one of my new embossing folders and for a change use it with black card and use cut and dry to put silver ink over the top. I added a little touch of diamond dust to the edges of the heads.

Then I remembered I had some edge embossing folders somewhere that I don't seem to use - that is because I found them in a totally different place to my other folders LOL! To hide the edge the folder left I scored some lines down the side. I'm not sure if it looks a bit dour - and needs ribbon, but "less is more"!
I'd also like to enter the card into the Creative Card Crew challenge - anything goes.

36 comments:

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lynn,
This is one classy card. I love the metallic look and the simple layout. Brilliant.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Loli said...

Hola Lynn, thank you for to visit my blog last week :D i'm gald to see you.
This is a really metalic card, it's a very interesting look, very good work Lynn, i love it.
a hug from Palma

Chrissie said...

It's amazing what comes to light for our challenges isn't it Linby!
There must be so much stash just waiting to appear in craft rooms all around the country!
Love those dandelions!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

I do love black based cards, those dandelions look FAB in silver

Thank you Linby
Mandi
"Less is More"

Craftilicious said...

I love the embossed sentiment - very unusual.

Katina said...

I really like this Linby; the diamond dust looks as if you've been blowing the dandelions. Fab! xx

Lynne said...

Love the silver against the black Lynn. Really striking card.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

What a lovely effect to rub over the embossing with silver ink...love the misty look :)
Fantastic design :)
Jenny x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the silver over the black - very effective.
Nikki x

Ang C said...

Very effective - great card

Rosemary said...

great card, lynn! silver on black always looks fab!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card and a fabulous technique Linby - so effective on the black.
It's a tough one this week - I've still got my thinking cap on!
Sylvia x

Diane said...

Love those dandelions, they look stunning on the black card. xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i think it looks very atmospheric .. looks beautiful
Lisa x

Merry said...

Those dandelions are so lovely great embossing...and wonderful butterfly.

Suze Bain said...

That's a lovely embossing folder and the shimmery silver looks fab. xx

Heather T said...

Silver on silver is so elegant; your card is beautiful.

Monica said...

This is awesome... so glam. Very clever!
xxx Monica

Beryl K said...

Brilliant card Linby, love black and silver together
Beryl x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgeous,just love the dandilions,hugs cherylxxx

Aileen said...

The dandelions are fab in the black and silver, perfect for you butterfly. x

Anne said...

Very elegant, I love those dandelions on your embossing folder, that's a new one on me. Great card
Anne
x

GinaA said...

The embossing is great, thanks for the idea about running a line down the side to 'hide' the edge of the folder. I always end up matting and layering.

Sasha said...

A lovely card! With super embossing!

Viv said...

Super card, I just love the dandelions :O) Viv xx

Suzilou said...

This is a very effective technique, thought they were heat embossed when I first saw it, very nice :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linby, Super card, very atmospheric, love the dandelions, Gay xxx

Diane J said...

The black and silver together is lovely and I like the embossed dandelions, great card xx

Andrea said...

Very unique. I've looked at that folder several times because I wasn't sure how I would use it... I think you've inspired me to make my wallet a little lighter ;)

nnalorac said...

Fab creation with the dandilions, love it. Carolxx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Linby
Margaret x

paperfun said...

I love the black and silver. Super cute butterfly.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, it looks like morning mist over those flowers!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card - love the dandelions....

Faith A said...

What a brill card, love the seed heads and the effect you have created.

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card, love the effect of the silver ink sponged over the black.
Avril