Sunday, 8 July 2012

Less is more - Gold

This week the challenge over at Less is More is GOLD so I decided to use my current favourite stamps, the "Just Believe" set from Stampin' Up, which lend themselves so well to simple cards.

I stamped in gold and embossed with a gold ep that has a slightly holographic sparkle to it, then used Nesties to cut and mount the image. The background is a classic Cuttlebug one (is this the most useful embossing folder ever created?) and the ribbon part of my "Too Much Stuff" collection


I've noticed several people commenting on how hard their cards were to photograph this week and mine was no exception.  It's such a gloomy weekend, it's impossible to do anything without flash, but the gold reflects the flash. My little automatic camera was no good at all - I took about 20 photos and had to delete them all. With the flash on the glare hid the card, but with it off the exposure was so long that the camera shake ruined the image. So I got my husband to use his snazzy camera and superior photography skills, but even he took several attempts to produce a decent image. One of his shots made a glorious hologram effect on the mirri card mat - not what I was aiming for at all, and it doesn't exist on the card in real life, but it's such a pretty optical illusion I thought I would share it.


I am entering this for the Less is More week 75 challenge

15 comments:

  1. The photos look good to me! But I feel the same when I'm trying to show off knitted or baked things I've made!
    The rainbow hologram does look gorgeous ! I wonder if you 'could' get card like that!
    Your card is lovely too x

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  2. Stunning card Jane. Gold mirri is so difficult to photograph but the hologram effect looks fab!

    Karen xS

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  3. Hola Jane, i'm glad to see you in my blog, thak you for your comment:d
    oooh Jane, what beautiful card, so elegant, i love your dotted background and your stamp.
    I understad your phottraumatic shiny moment :D:D is like take photos to the acetate...aaagggg. horrible!:D:D
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca and have a nice weeek

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  4. Fantastic combination of gold and dry embossing. I love polkadots embossing folders!

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  5. I love this stampset!! You're definately making good use of it!!! :)

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  6. The gold is definitely difficult to photograph! Your hubby did a great job getting a good pic. LOVE the gold heat embossing you did...and the embossed background looks awesome!

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  7. Super card... I love that stamp!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. A lovely card... Like the stamp too!!!

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  9. That embossing folder was the first one I bought and it's still one of my favourites. A beautiful elegant card. xx

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  10. I love your design with gold matting. But wouldn't it be swell, when there was such a raimbow paper? I really would love that. I do have all kind of raimbow papers and fabrics, but nothing like this.
    Thanks for sharing that.

    Marrigje

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  11. Lovely card Jane, I really love this set.
    Isn;'t it amazing what effects the camera can do!

    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  13. A lovely card, great ribbon and I love your circle. I can't wait to get my camera back, you are so right about the glare from a flash, the rainbow effect on the second photo is rather pretty even if its not there IRL.

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  14. A very elegant card you did. Love the stamp.

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  15. Fabulous card. I've had the same rainbow effect when I use a flash too - gold's just tricky!

    Kathyk

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