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Friday, 22 February 2013

Less is More Week 107 - Up in the Air

It's theme week at Less is More this week and the theme is 'Up in the Air'. I immediately thought of the Memory Box 'puffy clouds' dies I bought some time ago but have yet to use. For the sun I punched a 1" circle of yellow card and die cut several of the thinnest of the MFT Fishtails Flag Stax dies to create the sun's rays. I then punched several small hearts in 3 different shades of yellow and arranged them beneath the clouds. I was quite pleased with the way the hearts appear to be more spaced out the closer they get to the bottom of the card, emulating how rain would fall don't ya think?! This was a happy accident and not at all planned!!
I liked the way Jen rounded her corners on her panel and then mounted it off centre on her card so I followed suit. (Apologies for the rubbish photo.)

 Dies: MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax, Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Punches: 1" circle, small heart
Stamps: Personal Impressions
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo

Thursday, 7 February 2013

CFC88: Love Letters

I have seen this technique on a number of cards on Pinterest and had to give it a go. The tricky part is stamping the same image twice in exactly the same place. You then die cut your chosen letters from one of the stamped images and adhere these with foam squares on top of the first stamped image ensuring you line the two images up. (There are tutorials out there which explain much better than I can!!)
I'm entering this card in the Casual Fridays Challenge this week which is Love: Letters; use letters creatively in your CAS project.

Dies: Memory Box 'Classic Lower Alphabet'
Stamp:Sizzix Framelits 'Floral'
Ink: Memento 'Rose Bud', 'Pear Tart'

Monday, 4 February 2013

Less is More Week 105 - Kraft & Kreme, Case this Sketch #13

Today's card is for 2 challenges; the first is for the fab Less is More challenge which celebrates it's 2nd birthday this week! It's a colour challenge and the colour combo is Kraft and Kreme. I love kraft card; it's plain and simple just like me lol!
For my card I stamped the beautiful rose from the Clearly Besotted's 'Blooming Marvellous' stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I did the same with the leaves and cut the images out by hand. (Looking forward to buying the matching dies for these stamps that the lovely Steph gave us a sneaky peek of on FB the other day!). 
My card is based on the sketch in this week's Cas(e) this Sketch's challenge, (my new favourite sketch challenge).

Card: Kraft, ivory linen
Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Blooming Marvellous', Personal Impressions sentiment
Embossing Folder: Darice 'Argyle'
Other: Ivory satin ribbon, adhesive pearls