Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Shaped Card

This week's Less Is More challenge is a 'shaped card'.
I have some grand nesties in different shapes and was considering whether to do label shape, circle shape, half circle etc etc. I thought I might do the shape in hammered cardstock instead of the usual linen and when I lifted it from the drawer to open the new pack underneath were these pre-shaped cards which I must have bought about 5 years ago! I did use one from the pack at some time - honest- either that or the pack only contained 4 instead of 5 and I was ripped off!!! LOL
It's also been a long time since I did anything oriental themed and as the screen fold blanks were intended for oriental or vintage, oriental won on this occasion.

I hope there is enough white space to satisfy Mandy and Chrissie. I had originally intended not to stamp at all on the third panel but it looked odd so stamped a little bit and left some space for a greeting.
I spread out a small selection of my oriental stamp pile (and yes some of them have NEVER seen ink - slap wrist....) the geisha/sumarai warrior stamps were put back as I thought they would be too big and I wanted to give a soft feel to the project. I used Versamark ink in Smokey Gray and Onyx Black and an archival rainbow ink pad called 'Peacock' for the dragonflies and flowers.
The stamps are from several different places. Majority are from a set that is mounted onto blue foam backing - also had these years!

The dragonflies are part of a clear set of 'winged things' but as I've thrown away the packaging again no idea who's they are!

I clear embossed them and although it doesn't show up very well they have a lovely shimmer to them.

The sentiment stamp is from Elusive Images and the die cut leaves were sent by Maureen and I just ran them across the rainbow pad.

It's another lovely day here so am off to try and do a bit of weeding - who said 'weeds are flowers too'? LOL

Thanks for dropping in! x

24 comments:

  1. This is so cute! love all the stamping on it!

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  2. This looks very oriental Viv... even with colours that I don't normally associate with the East!
    It's hard to leave a space sometimes isn't it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Ooh... love this! Beautiful simplicity. x

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  4. this is gorgeous, love this shape

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  5. This is so beautiful, great shape too!

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  6. Oh wow Viv this is certainly different, absolutely love it, great shape and perfect papers. hugs Teresa xx

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  7. Beautiful Oriental screen card Viv, x

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  8. Lovely shaped card - great idea to do an oriental screen!

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  9. OOOh what a lovely idea, now I can remember these shapes from many moons ago but they havent aged, you have made a gorgeous card with them bit of a little work of art really, hope you have had a good day darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Oh, how pretty ...love the colors and the shape!

    Daen'Ys

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  11. Wow, gorgeous oriental screen, it looks so elegant.
    Yvonne x

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  12. What a great shaped card - its so pretty! Hugs x x

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  13. beautiful card viv.great shape and i love the oriental design :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. This is so cool! You've definitely captured the Asian feel. Hey maybe every 5 years, the other cards eat one of their own and that's why there was only 4 left:)!!

    Shelby

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  15. A beautiful card, it is many years since I did a screen card...Mmmm :o)
    Jackie xx

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  16. I love that this stands on its own...great card and images, Viv!

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  17. It looks fabulous Viv, well done I love it :) Viv xx

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  18. Really pretty, CAS enough, pretty colours
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  19. So pretty Viv - just love it.

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  20. Great idea for the challenge this week and the colours are gorgeous.
    Diane

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  21. Beautiful, and you've linked the panels together perfectly with the theme.
    Linbyx

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  22. great card fab stamping tracy x

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