Thursday, June 3, 2010

Less is More

 This is true. A clear concise thought is more powerful than a verbose statement. And a CAS card often makes a stronger impression than one with many layers and embellishments.  Not that I favor one over the other. It depends on what mood I am in. I mean I am a Gemini with that dual nature and attraction to opposites.  I have been intrigued with cards that are white on white with the only color coming with the focal point. I thought the latest Just Us Girls challenge to use dry embossing would be a great time to use this plan. I pulled out some of my metal stencils, light box, and stylus along with an impression plate.

I used PTI's Linen Impression plate on the upper portion  of a 5 1/4x 4 piece of card stock. (You may need to enlarge the photo to better see the texture.) Using the light box and stylus, I embossed the focal point on the bottom portion. Remember, running a piece of waxed paper over the cardstock, makes it easier to emboss with the stylus.

The focal point is a metal stencil from a local company, Country Stencils.  This company has some lovely designs. If you are a quilter and attend quilting shows, you may  see a Country Stencils booth; if so, be sure to stop and check out their products. Of course you can also order online.
After embossing, I stenciled the image using Lavender Moon dye ink and Spring Moss pigment ink. Use stiff bristled brushes and blot brush on a paper towel, so that the brush is fairly dry before stenciling.
Next I added  the rick rack border which I ran through the Cuttlebug with the impression plate after I cut it with PTI's rick rack die.  Finally, I attached the panel to the card base.
I like the light summery mood of this card.
Thanks for stopping by,

20 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty. Love the dry embossing with the impression plate and your simple violet.

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  2. Ah a fellow Gemini! I think you've made me realise why I can't be purely CAS or Lots-a-Layers when it comes to crafting too!
    I love your CAS take on the challenge - taking dry embossing to the extreme!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  3. This is an awesome CAS card Cammie, I really love that sweet little violet :)

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  4. LOVE your CAS card!! That pop of color added just the right touch!

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  5. Simply lovely! Plenty of work to get simple, though! :)

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  6. Oooh Cammie I agree this CAS is MORE - you did it beautifully with just that tiny pop of color on the white card. NICELY done girl. Great way to do the embossing challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

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  7. Delicate, feminine and simply stunning. Nice to see some stencil images on a card.

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  8. This is SOOOOO pretty! Love the embossed image and pop of color on the flower/stem! :)

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  9. Love the white on white - very pretty card.

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  10. So pretty!! Love the stenciling!

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  11. Cammie, this is a beautiful card..the embossed image looks divine!! love the simplicity of this card.

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  12. Simply gorgeous Cammie!!! Love the little pop of the stencil flower at the bottom!!

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  13. This is gorgeous! I love the pop of color at the bottom!

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  14. Very sweet. Love the flower at the bottom.

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  15. LOVE all the white! The texture and that little color make for a fabulous design!

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  16. So pretty. Love the simple/classy design. Nicely done!

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  17. Stunning clean and simple design! Wish I could get comfortable with CAS!!

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