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:

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Great card....love it.

Ali x

Chrissie said...

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"

Jackie said...

Wjat a beautiful classy card :)
Jackie

Suze Bain said...

This is a gorgeous card. Very serene.

faitha said...

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

Debgem said...

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

Mandi said...

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

mandi
"Less is More"

TAM said...

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

Sheila in Cyprus said...

CAS and very elegant. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Zoƫ said...

Very striking!

Sharon said...

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

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!!
Margaret x

Aileen said...

Very pretty

Lynne said...

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

Karen said...

It's a beautiful card hun.xx

joanne wardle said...

lovely subtle colour combo and one of my favourite techniques

ikki said...

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

Caroline Hallett said...

very classy viv - really like it

Kaz said...

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

Abi said...

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

Faye said...

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

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

a stunning card i love it !! :) x

Susan said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Love that stamp!

Fiona said...

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.

Katalytic said...

Elegant card Viv

Suzi B said...

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

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very elegant. Love it!
Hugs, Sandra

Lynne K said...

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

Sue said...

very elegant, i love it:)


sue
xx

craftingdi said...

Beautiful colours xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card

Sally H said...

really beautiful! I love that stamp set too

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply stunning.....a beautiful stamp.

Anne.

Kathyk said...

Fab-u-lous!

Kathyk

Abi said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

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

Linda said...

Well done on such an elegant but simple card xx

Sarita said...

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

Lee said...

Absolutely gorgeous.xx

Mau xx said...

Lovely stamp and love your inked panel xx

Monica said...

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

xxx Monica

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

--Marcy said...

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!

--Marcy said...

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