Sunday, May 1, 2011

simply Less is More #13 - Lucky Dip

I always feel better after I've completed a LIMette challenge as it's a must-do nowadays. Challenge 13 is to do a thank you or congratulations card.  Just the excuse I needed to make a card I've been procrastinating on, i.e. to congratulate a young colleague on purchasing and moving to their new home. I'm also entering it in the Just Add Ink Challenge to just add a flower.

Here it is:
 I had the initial idea of white-on-white and stamping on a paper flower. As you can see, I've veered off a bit.

The sketch is an old one from Mojo Monday that I've been wanting to do.  It just wouldn't look right with everything in white. The off-centre LIMette challenge last week helped me get over my affinity for symmetry...notice the slightly off-centre flower to make room for the slit; that's intentional!

As with last week, all products used are from Stampin Up


cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive DSP
stamps: Artistic Etchings, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
inks: Old Olive, Tempting Turqoise
punches: 1 3/4 and 2 3/4 scallop circles
other: Old Olive ribbon, Square Lattice Textured Impressions

I did stamp over paper flowers but punched ones - snip the scallops to make petals. I can't remember where I saw this technique - sorry can't attribute. In the spirit of honesty, I admit that I intended to sponge around with Old Olive but picked up a sponge still wet with Tempting Turquoise. Well, I do like these combination anyway so went with it and even stamped the centre and sentiment in the accent colour. 





Finally, look at these rounded corners. One is from a corner rounder - the DSP. The others are from a scallop scissors. This time, I do remember where I got the technique (see corner of sentiment), Susan at Simplicity by LateBlossom.  My "innovation" is cutting a bit more for a more decorative effect.


There are plenty of layers and texture but is this still CAS?

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card , this one really stood out , so love the flower perfection.

    Marie

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  2. Fab card - love the flower. Sandra

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  3. This is one lovely card. Gorgeous flower. Thanks so much for joining us over at Just Add Ink this week.

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  4. VERY pretty, LOVE the flower

    Kathyk

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  5. What a beautiful card, wonderdul colours and I love the flower

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  6. This is really pretty and the colours are just lovely!
    I'm so glad you are continuing to enjoy our challenges!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. YAY so pretty and yes it's CAS (for me! ), lovely flower beautifully coloured:0) xxx

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  8. Very pretty card, love the colours. x

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  9. Malyn, I LOVE that embossing!! Is that SU? I definitely need to get that one! Fabulous flowers...and a beautiful card! (and yes...I definitely think it's CAS enough!...of course, I'm not the one in charge! LOL!)

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  10. Pretty card, lovely flower Malyn
    Continued thanks
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

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  11. This is lovely - I especially like the clever slot you made to thread the ribbon through.

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  12. Lovely card. Your flower is gorgeous and I really like that EF.
    Lynne xxx

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  13. Gorgeous card and love the colour combo one of my favourites. Zoë x

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  14. Your flower is just beautiful - and the white background showcases it very well.
    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink
    Kim

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  15. I love this card, the background embossing is lovely. Hazel x

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  16. A really lovely card, I'm the same, start out with an idea and end up with something completely different! x

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  17. Lovely card - I just love that embossing - which folder is it please? xx

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  18. The folder is from Stampin Up Textured Impressions - Square Lattice. intricate and beautiful embossing

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  19. Beautiful Card and flower Malyn.

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