Monday, October 11, 2010

One Layer Wednesday--Heavy Metal







It wasn't easy getting this one photographed so that the gold embossing would show, but here it is. Thanks, Susan, for another great challenge!

Since I also like to keep my cards mailable, I made this one postage friendly by avoiding all that extra "stuff" that makes the envelopes bulky. For handouts, I can splurge; but I've come to prefer the clean and simple look anyway.

For the sunflower and leaves, I used a retired SU set (Sketch It) that I just bought last week and have been using a lot since. First I stamped with VersaMark and chalked the flower. The leaves were stamped with Autumn Leaves rainbow dye ink pad. The greeting is a Hero Arts clear stamp, inked with Versamark and gold embossed. I also embossed the flower center.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card - love the gold embossing and great colours :o) Lisa x

librariane said...

I think your embossing showed up better than mine! Great colors, too.

And I know what you mean about mailing bulky cards. You have to pay extra for hand canceled items!

Charlene said...

The gold embossing is stunning!

Bev J. said...

Really pretty card with the embossing. tfs

Susan Raihala said...

Totally lovely, Doris!

Susan said...

Beautiful card and I totally understand the need to keep it simple for mailing.