Sunday, 1 May 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?


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


  2. Fab card - love the flower. Sandra

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

  4. VERY pretty, LOVE the flower


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

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

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

  8. Very pretty card, love the colours. x

  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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Beautiful Card and flower Malyn.


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