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"

Valerie-Jael 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

G Peplow 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

Anonymous 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

Anonymous 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


Crafting Belle said...

I love the design of your card, xxx

Wiccababe 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