Saturday, 12 February 2011

Less is More (2)

Week 2 at Less is More has given us a challenge of a 'one layer card' with a theme of a flower or a tree.
Some time ago, I posted a similar card to this and the technique of using post it notes as masking and applying distress ink is one I like!
This stamp is also one of my favourites. I have used it for everything from sympathy cards to birthdays - and now I've made a thank you card with it!

I used Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood distress inks and the stamp is from Elusive Images.

The thing about these cards is they can be made in a hurry (!) and are so versatile - they also look so pretty for their simplicity -(well most people's do anyway...LOL)if you've never tried the 'less is more, clean and simple' look, give it a try - promise you'll soon be hooked!
Pop over to the blog and have a look at some of the fab creations from last weeks challenge -there's also some fab tips on positioning and how to make your cards look stunning with minimum effort!
I am also entering this into the Totally Papercrafts 'Clean and Simple' challenge this week.

45 comments:

  1. What kind words Viv, and a stunning card yet again. I love the Spun sugar with the Weathered wood... I don't have the pink, but I think I may... very soon!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Wjat a beautiful classy card :)
    Jackie

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  3. This is a gorgeous card. Very serene.

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  4. Very Classy card, I am going to have to try the clean and simple look, they all look so lovely.

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  5. Such subtle shading in the coloured box and the stamp is gorgeous! Love it!

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  6. Lovely card great effect on the square background
    Thanks for participating us again and your kind comments

    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  7. A fabulous card - think I may have that stamp somewhere - must dig it out and have another "play".

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  8. CAS and very elegant. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  9. Wow! This is so dreamy. Love the effect your inked panel has. This is sensationally elegant.
    Sharon xx

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  10. This is lovely. So subtle and classy and very CAS.Love it.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. It's a beautiful card hun.xx

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  12. lovely subtle colour combo and one of my favourite techniques

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  13. Great card and another EI fan - I too love this stamp and also the layout you have used. Good combo of colours -spun sugar with weathered wood - you learn sooo much of others, thanks. ikki

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  14. Loving the C&S look, your card is so pretty!
    Kaz xx

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  15. That's beautiful, don't you just love versatile stamps!! x

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  16. Viv, this is fabulous. Love the masked part. The colors are great.

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  17. Wow! This is so pretty! Love that stamp!

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  18. That stamp has been on my wish list for ages, you've done a great job with it.
    The music on your blog made me jump!
    What a wuss.

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  19. Lovely card, one of my favourite stamps too.
    Sue x

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  20. Beautiful card - very elegant. The soft colouring in the background complements the stamp perfectly. One of my favourite stamps too! Lynne x

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  21. very elegant, i love it:)


    sue
    xx

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  22. really beautiful! I love that stamp set too

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  23. Simply stunning.....a beautiful stamp.

    Anne.

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  24. Fabulous card, I must try that masking technique, it looks so effective x

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  25. Hello Viv, lovely card, lovely music to accompany it - I was almost tempted to stay even longer because of it. I love your combination of inks so, like Chrissie, methinks Spun Sugar is now a 'must have'. Elizabeth x

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  26. Those color combos give the card such an ethereal look. I'm gonna try those together!

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  27. Well done on such an elegant but simple card xx

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  28. Really beautiful Viv, such an elegant card,
    Love Sarita xx

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  29. Lovely stamp and love your inked panel xx

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  30. Super card... less is certainly more. Love the stamp and the simplicity of it all.

    xxx Monica

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  31. Congrats on being showcased over at Less is More -- awesome awesome card you made!!

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  32. Question on the recent Less is More card. Did you put a layer of velum over the distress ink. It looks so muted. Just hoping I can learn so I can create something as lovely!

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  33. Oops forgot to check the follow up box - looking forward to learning more!

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