Friday, 4 April 2008

Shrink to Fit


This was a very intriguing challenge from DCM! "You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain".

Less is better is not usually the motto of the cardmaker! But here is my attempt. I used an art mould for the first time with friendly plastic, and highlighted it on mesh with a HOTP metal accent (smaller than 5 x 5). The plastic looked more black than gold, which surprised me, so I used some Stickles on top. For the lettering I used my AB Seas alphabet stamps and silver embossing powder, after abandoning attempts to double emboss (you couldn't read the writing).

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Lovely card Gail.

Anice said...

Wow it looks great. It's hard leaving space but this is well worth it.
Anice xx

Angie C said...

Great card and love your little heart embellishment

Kathy said...

Lovely.
I love the way you've built up the layers here - I think layers are a great way to use the littlest space

Angelnorth said...

Great use of the different angles to add interest - fab card!

Jukie said...

great added interest with the alternatie angles!

Mee said...

Very effective :o)

Juliet said...

Very classy card Gail!

tiina38 said...

This card is very nice! My card is in my blog,
www.tiina38.vuodatus.net

Rosanne said...

Excellent technique, great card!

Jane said...

beautiful card Gail!

manicstamper said...

Beautiful card.

traciejane said...

oh wow its gorgeous - I love it :-)x

Ella Bella said...

fab card very classy :)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Nice card. I like your layout and the sentiment

Rachel said...

oooh nice card. I had a mooch through the rest of your blog and I really love the freshness of what you do, there is alot of collage style in there really nice things :-)

Rachel

EllePiggo said...

Its fab Gail!! :)

Vanessa.

PS. I've given you a well deserved award. :)

asia wu said...

I love this card, great choice of materials!

Enfys said...

I love this card. I always think that less is better, I don't like things too fussy.

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