Saturday, April 2, 2011

LESS IS MORE--Red


The challenge on Less Is More is to use red, so the first thing I thought of (non-Christmas, that is) was poppies.

First, I embossed the scalloped circle with one of my Nestabilities dies. This was a new learning experience for me, and it took a couple of tries to finally get it right. I then cut another piece of cs with the same die to make a mask so I could sponge some light green around the edge. I also used the mask to stamp the flower, stem and leaf.

The poppy is colored with a Cherry Cobbler SU marker with a black center and some chunky gold glitter. After removing the mask, I stamped the vertical birthday greeting; but it came out crooked--and I mean really crooked! So I had to stamp it again, cut the strip, sponge the edges with green, tie some gold cord around it and mount it over the crooked greeting. Whew!

Check out the other entries for this challenge HERE.

30 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great rescue with your sentiment there Doris, it would have been a shame to have to toss the whole card because of a crooked sentiment!!
Have you tried using the stamp positioning technique we posted in our first challenge?
Have a great week
Chrissie
"Less is More"
PS If you could link to just your card rather than your whole blog that would be great !

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Mandi said...

Hi Doirs
We'd never have noticed a rescue, super job
Great splash of red
Thank you
mandi
"Less is More"

nicky said...

Unless you had siad you had to rescue your card I would nt of notice , great cards .
Nicky

Rita said...

What a lovely effect your card has, I think its lovely. Hugs Rita xx

massofhair said...

Very pretty card and i am loving your delicate inking of the nestability. Really like what you have done here, great card:-)

Lauren Hatwell said...

The vertical sentiment is really great and you still have a very pretty card. Lx

Faith A said...

Great card, I like the addition of the cord on the sentiment

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen.........x

Hazel said...

Yes, I agree, a beautiful card. Hazel x

Chrissie said...

Thanks for re-linking Doris!
Chrissie
LIM

Mandi said...

Thanks for re linking, sorry I mis spelt your name earlier
I alwya check my tying..just not well enough!
mandi

Pauline C said...

Very stylish card - beautiful colouring on t he poppya nd I think the raised sentiment sets it off perfectly
Pauline x

Jo said...

Beautiful card Doris. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card Doris, well worth all the hard work! x

Bonnie said...

I love this layout with the vertical sentiment and pretty poppy! Great save! I think I stamp crooked more than I stamp straight! And that's with a stamp positioner!

maryr917 said...

this is a pretty cas card doris-isnt it great to save a card and it still looks good-I have trouble with cas cards-but I may have to give this challenge a try

Shaz said...

Very pretty card. x

Pooh Bear said...

Fabulous creation! Love it especially the placing of the sentiment!

Ali x

kelly said...

love the vertical sentiment!

Kelly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Doris what a great rescue and you have ended up with a really lovely card.

Anne

Lynne said...

Lovely card and a great rescue.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Doris, I love how you've framed it with the embossing...and great save! I hate when I mess up my card...but at least you were able to cover it up!

Vicky Hayes said...

I like the layout of your card and love the splash of red. What a great rescue remedy!

Princess4Wiz said...

Lovely card. I would never have known there was a boo-boo on it. Glad you managed to rescue things. xxx

Aileen said...

love your sentiment being vertical. x

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Doris :O) Viv xx

pickle said...

a beautiful layout ..love it!

Ruth said...

Beautiful card. THe embossing looks great.

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x