Monday, March 14, 2011

OLC week 6 - Off the edge


Week 6 Challenge over at Simply Less is More is "Off the edge".  My first thought was to use SU's medallion stamp - it just lends itself to this.

BUT... with these inspiration cards from the talented duo at SLiM, I changed my mind.

I was tempted to use the dress stamp from Inkadinkadoo but I've done that for a challenge before, not OLC, but a challenge anyway..

Here are what I came up instead. I still had the dress thing going but I "made" it myself. :-)

stamps: SU Bliss, Just Believe
inks: SU Baja Breeze, Marina Mist (marker)
bling: Dazzling Diamonds

I thought the sentiment was so appropriate - I had to believe there is a dress in the Bliss set and so there was ( a couple even)!

I started with this (left).  I only used the bottom half of the butterfly. I thought the angle of the  dress was a bit "severe". That is, I intended to have the dress a little bit more upright.  So, I started on another card (right). For a bit of a change, I decided to use the whole butterfly stamp. Position of the sentiment is relatively the same for both cards. I stamped the half-butterfly on the 2nd card first. With the more symmetrical 1st card, I thought I had to do a whole butterfly. Then, I decided to stamp a few more...off the edge as well.
While the 1st one was initially a "mistake", I think I like it more. My daughter can't choose between the two and is asking me to show her how I did it (not hard really, with the help of post-it note masks and a stamp-a-ma-jig)...and perhaps some imagination...
some things have to be believed to be seen.

Here are a few more photos of the details.




Enjoy!

Feel free to copy and improve. :-)

update:
Jo asked about the stamp-a-ma-jig. It's a stamp positioner. Mine is from Stampin Up. There are other brands out there. I've seen one made out of Lego bricks even. I like my SU one so happily recommend it.

Lots of tutorials out there on how to use it. Here's a link to a  really quick one.

11 comments:

  1. My goodness you are SO inventive!
    What a wonderful time you must have had doing these fabulous cards. How true that sentiment is in this case!
    If I had to choose I think I rather like the one on the right best.
    Thanks so much for joining us once more and we'll see you next time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. These are such elegant cards, what beautiful colours you've used and the sparkle looks great too. What is a Stamp-a-ma-jig? That's a new one on me. Jo x

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  3. WOW - LOVE your pretty butterfly cards.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  4. WOW how inventive to turn a butterfly into a dress bodice
    Absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for showcasing our cards on your blog too

    See you again
    mandi
    "Less is More!

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  5. Clever stuff and a fab card as a result.

    Kathyk

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  6. I love seeing stamps used in weird and wonderful ways - yours being wonderful rather than weird I hasten to add! The butterfly dress is like something Disney might have dreamed up - I can almost hear Cinderella trilling away in the background!

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  7. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, much appreciated.

    Your card is so full of daydreaming and wonder, very Cinders. Great colours ad very creative, really love your card:-)

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  8. Very creative and clever - well done you, I love the effect and the colour of ink you used. I also love what you did to the dress stamp.
    Linbyx

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  9. Wow this is so creative. I'm very impressed how you have used this stamp set. x

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  10. Stunning cards!!! love your colour choice and your creativity is amazing (can't choose, love them both).
    Diane x

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  11. Wow, you are so clever, these cards are gorgeous. For me, the first one just pips the post, I get the feeling the butterflies are lifting the dress.

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