Saturday, 9 March 2013

Less is More - OLC Spots & Stripes

Hi blogger friends

Dropping by today to share a card for the current challenge at Less is More.  The brief is to create a One Layer Card with the theme Spots and Stripes.

I trawled through my stamp sets and I actually really enjoyed making this one and I'm really happy with the result.

 
 
I ended up using 4 different stamp sets to come up with this design!  I wanted to use a spot stamp to create the petals of the flower but found nothing in my stash.  Then I cast my eye over them once more and the stamp I used was actually from the Clearly Besotted Stamps 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp set and is actually a tiny spotted bauble.  I was going to colour in the spots but decided to leave this card purely stamped (apart from the gem of course) and didn't want to introduce any other medium.  I stamped the vase a second time on a post-it note and cut it out to create a mask before stamping the striped background.
 
Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Base card from stash
  • Stamps: Penny Black - Salutations stamp set (vase and stem); Clearly Besotted Stamps - Merry Little Christmas stamp set (flower petals); Clearly Besotted Stamps - Building Blocks stamp set (striped background); Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versa Color - Orange, Fresh Green, Sky Blue, Canary
  • Gem from stash
 
Thanks for visiting as always crafting lovelies :)
 
Neet x
 

18 comments:

  1. What great stamping and a super card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. This is so bright and happy and beautifully stamped. Your card made me smile, nice work.
    Julia

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  3. Great card Anita, and congrats on your recent muse win, well deserved

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  4. Oh, how beautiful and bright!
    Rosi x

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  5. Fab masking and stamping. Superb for the challenge. x

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  6. Hola Neets, simply gorgeous and perfect CAS card, very beautiful colours, so bright.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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  7. So cute. Love the masked look. Love it.

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  8. Fantastic card Anita! Brilliant idea to use the mini bauble and I LOVE that orange vase! :0) Mo x

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  9. Oh how clever using the mini bauble. Love the vase on stripes

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  10. I LOVE this! Who would have thunk a mini bauble used as a vase?! Very clever!!

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  11. Well, this is a real eye catcher.

    Clever use of your stamps and super choice of colours.

    Love Sheila x

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  12. Fabulous! I just love those gorgeous colours.
    Lynne xxx

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  13. Such a fantastic design - ou should be happy with it :) x

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  14. This is really lovely hun! You've combined all those stamps really well, and awesome idea with the bauble!
    Lizy xx

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  15. Super fun! Love how the colors totally pop!

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