Saturday, 11 February 2012

Subtle Stripes

I've come to realise that there are quite a few things "I don't do".  I don't do men's cards, I don't do bright colours, I don't do buttons, ribbon or polka dots - and I don't do STRIPES!

I wasn't overly enthused this morning then when I checked the Less is More challenge, cause STRIPES it is (and it's one layer week to boot!).

Well I have to say, I surprised myself and this card is one of the quickest I've ever made.


I don't have any stripey stamps so quickly realised I'd have to create my own.  I inked through a heart diecut with Tattered Rose DI, then inked my 'subtle stripes' by inking along the edge of a piece of card with Victorian Velvet DI.


A scrap of lace and a large pearl finishes it off.

It looks a bit bare without a sentiment but I've left one off meantime.  It's a bit too feminine to give to a man for valentines so I'll probably use it for a birthday or mother's day.

Thanks for visiting, hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

Suze xx

36 comments:

Mandi said...

So what do you do Suze? hehe
This is fabulous LOVE it!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Well I love this. The colour, the subtle stripes and the wee additions.
So beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Faith A said...

WOW Suze, SIMPLY beautiful, love what you have done

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW!! I love this Suze, brilliant make!! Thanks for your lovely comments :0) xxx

Dianne said...

I think this is a really pretty card Suze. Dianne.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow- AWESOME!

Fiona said...

lovely subtle colours and pretty embellies. Well done on creating your own stripes.

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun what a great idea as this is just brilliant super Hun love it hugs cherylxxx

Dana said...

This is a fantastic card! Very clever idea.

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card and what a brilliant idea
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

Well I reckon you must be delighted with this one... it's fantabulous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Margie said...

Great card Suze - and I know what you mean about not doing certain styles but its good having to think in different ways and your card certainly proves that. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

Kim S said...

You definitely DO stripes! It's gorgeous!

TAM said...

stunning simplistic card - love the way you've created those stripes

Linby said...

Wow the shading you've achieved is fab. Linbyx

Margaret said...

Beautiful and so pretty Suze
Margaret x

Scrapmate said...

Lovely stripes, the shading is fab.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very very clever and very creative great stripes. XOXO Zoe

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty way to get those stripes in!

Jenni's Jems said...

Well it looks like you do do stripes and pretty darn good they are too!!Love the lace and colours give it an almost vintage feel x

Sue said...

This is fab Suze. Love how you've done the stripes, it looks kind of vintage. Beautiful. Sue.x

MaggieC said...

A very pretty card and the inking has really giving it dimension. xx Maggie

Sharon said...

Very delicate & I love how you've created the heart.
Sharon x

Loli said...

Hola Suze, what sweet, romantic and elegant card, beautiful!!!!great idea for the stripes:d
Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card sue! I really struggled with stripes this week too:) Your card is fab, hugs x x

Aileen said...

Great minds think alike using hearts! I love the soft vintage look and very clever to come up with your own stripes. x

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful effect!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, love the heart.

Vicky Hayes said...

It's perfect Suze! Hope stripes are back on the menu! Vicky x

Diane said...

Very creative and gorgeous!!

Angelnorth said...

Verry pretty, your subtle stripes look great!

Julia S-W said...

I love this card! Victorian velvet is my favourite colour and is never far from me! The simplicity makes it beautiful. Julia

Suzi B said...

FabUlous.. clever stripes , I love it!
suzi b x

Vicky said...

Love your stripey heart Suze. simply stunning! :)x

Susan said...

You may not "do" stripes...but boy did you do a fabulous job with this gorgeous heart! Very creative...and I LOVE it!

ding said...

I love this card, it's so pretty and elegant.
Diane