Thursday, 14 April 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

A bit of a late entry for me this week, as we've been away to the Isle of Skye for a few days and I decided that I wasn't going to do any blogging whilst away (family time & R&R!). Anyway it's week 10 over at the "Simply Less is More Challenge" and Chrissie & Mandi have set us a real tricky challenge this week - one layer card with the sentiment as the focus of your creation!

Well I don't have any large sentiment stamps so I thought I'd print directly onto the card but I just can't get the hang of it, I'll need to have a bit more of a practice when I've more time.

So I thought I'd just do something simple. Ha, famous last words! It smudged, I stamped it upside down, black was too dark, didn't line up properly! However, got there in the end, it's not perfect and it's not the most exciting card but I couldn't not enter!

I gold embossed the focal sentiment then the others are stamped in black (although I thought the black was too harsh so I stamped it off once). Then added embossed lines above and below. Thought it looked a bit boring so added the bling.

'Happy Birthday Ticket' stamp - Dimensions Crafts
Versamark & Gold EP
Versafine Onyx Black

I'm off now to have a peek at the other entries.  Apologies if I don't get round to visiting you this week.

Happy Crafting
Suze x


Chrissie said...

Suze, this was a really tricky make! I love the design and that stamp is just fab!
Brilliant idea, super card!
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

This card is really great, love the clean lines and cool colours, love it! Glad you had a good time on Skye! Hugs, Valerie

Lynn said...

This is a really different card - love the design. I know what you mean, I had three goes to get mine right! Lynn x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, love this, it's so original and it looks perfect to me, great CAS style:0) xxx

Aileen said...

I think you've nailed it Suz! This looks really good. x

Dianne said...

Lovely card Suze. Hope you had a good time on Skye.

Babs said...

Fab idea and a fantastic card, love that stamp...

Babs x

Paula said...

I think this is a really clever idea - like it!

Jenny said...

Don't blame you putting blogging second to the Isle of Skye, been once and enough to see how beautiful it is.
Great card and you've done a great job stamping out those tickets, love the highlighted one in gold.
Jenny x

Mandi said...

How inventive
super card, love it!
Thanks for entering, hope you had a lovely time on the isle of Skye
Less is more

Rachelxx said...

Lucky you to have been on Skye :-) Love the card - it works beautifully :-)

TAM said...

Brilliant card
Glad you had a good time on the Isle of Skye

massofhair said...

Think your card is one of the best from this weeks entries. A brill sentiment and i like how you have made a border and highlighted one for focus. Outstanding creation:-)

Pauline said...

Fab card. Love the ticket stamp.

Sue said...

Very clever LOve it Luv Sue x

Kathyk said...

This is such a great idea


Lisa said...

I love the design of your card, xxx

weewiccababe said...

Hi Suze,
hope you had a lovely break
such a clever card - well done you


I agree - it was a real challenge this week! Your design is fabulous, and so unique. Love it Suze. HUgs, Sylvia xx