Saturday, 9 April 2011

LIM Set of 10!

I couldn't wait to start playing along with this week's Less is More Challenge - One layer, focusing on the Sentiment.

I love using Quotes on my cards so was more than happy to spend ages trawling the internet to find a 'Thank You' type quote I liked.

..."The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention"
 - Oscar Wilde

I copied it into Word and used text boxes and fonts untill it looked good - it's surprising how long this actually takes before I get anything I'm happy with!
I then printed this onto Pearlised card and cut down to 10x10 blanks.

I then had the idea of running them through the Cuttlebug, each a different embossing folder.................................should I have?
I added some clear gems to each card to finish off.

As a set I like them - whether they are too 'fussy' for LIM I'll have to see what Chrissi & Mandi think!


  1. What a FAB little set of cards, they look perfectly made!
    They aren't too fussy at all, as basically they are monochromatic, loads of scrummy white space
    Its hard to tell at the angle of the pic, but I'm sure the sentiment is still easy to read
    Simply and effective! Right up my street
    thanks Carol
    Less is More

  2. Carol, what a great idea! I love that you've embossed each one differently! Love the quote too. I need to get with the program and make some of my sentiments on the computer!

  3. 10 cards? Show off! LOL!! Only kidding chick, these are superb, really impressed. Big hugs, Sxx

  4. Wow! I love all the different textured backgrounds - (note: must play with my cuttlebug folders) - they are very elegant. And the sentiment is lovely!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. As a set, simply amazing!

  6. Great idea, and a lovely sentiment.

  7. Beautiful cards and what a great idea xx

  8. what a fab idea, look at all that white space, they must fit the brief!
    kelly x

  9. Simply stunning, love love love these creations!

    Have a fab day

    Ali x

  10. these are stunning elegant :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Hi Carol. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Yes, the heart on my card is a stamp. I bought it in Florida last year and I'm certain its by Stampendous. Lx

  12. Hi Carol,
    I love the idea of these cards, but I would have preferred the areas around the sentiments to have remained unembossed.
    Do you know the technique whereby you can emboss a card front but leave a section flat?
    You die cut a shape large enough to contain the specific image or sentiment or whatever from sheets of card and stack enough together to make the equivalent of a Cuttlebug B plate.
    Then you substitute this stack for one of your B plates and run it though the bug. Where the die cut hole is doesn't receive any pressure and so that area remains flat!
    It might be interesting to try it.
    Your cards are super as they are however... it's just an idea!
    "Less is More"

  13. Gorgeous set of cards, well done.

  14. Chrissie thanks so much for that technique - I was honestly thinking of doing this when I did the set but couldn't for the life of me work out how to do it without cutting a big hole out of my embossing folders!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS - I will try this :)

    Carol x

  15. What a lovely idea and the cards are all beautiful. I love the sentiment too. Hugs Rita xxx

  16. Your cards are lovely, I love all the different cuttlebug folders you have used xx

  17. OMG - I love these cards. You do have patience trawling for sentiments and then getting them right - I just look for a stamp!

  18. In awe of your stunning creations. Great idea to use a different embossing folder for each card:-)

  19. Very beautiful with the embossed background, so simple and stylish!

  20. Have you worn your Cuttlebug out :) But seriously a great collection of cards.

  21. Lovely set of cards, I love texture I would emboss everything always, but I try hard not too, lol.

  22. These are really great, I love 'white' cards. x

  23. A beautiful collection of cards and I love the embossing.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  24. OK, I absolutley love how you stamped and then embossed. I always forget about that- truly a fab card :)