Wednesday 22 February 2012

Less is More

It's been really wet today, far too damp to finish painting the wood around the patio doors - honest! So instead I've had a bit of a play and created a couple of cards for the Less Is More challenge to use diecuts and punches. Of course, you also have to keep things CAS with a fair amount of white space.

On my first card I've stamped the text with black Momento then diecut the various Marianne bits and pieces, layered them up with foam pads and finished off with a big pearl. The black skeleton leaf base and white flowers are from LRO128, and the black centre is from the snowflake set LRO123. I had originally created the card on a plain 4" square white base but it wasn't doing it for me, so I cut it out, layered onto black and fixed it to a 5" square scallop base.

On the second card I used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the 4" square card, stamped the text then punched the flowers and diecut the butterfly. Finishing off with pearls, and little black dots to link the flowers together and pick up on the dots between the letters of the text .. .. I thought that was enough.

It's been a bit weird creating a card without a coloured image, but I've had fun and I think they have turned out ok. Back to the colouring for the next one though .. .. ..


  1. ooh i love them both . Monochrome is always so elegant ..
    Lisa x

  2. Two very lovely CAS cards Annie. I especially love the butterfly one. I'm still cleaning the cooker everytime I use it LOL !!! Glad you got the patterns OK.


  3. wow, they are absolutely stunning Annie, I love the black dots between the flowers, simple but so very effective!
    Glad you took a little time out of painting to play!

  4. These are absolutely fabulous, the black butterfly is stunning!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. lovely elegant cards Annie, love the sentiment

  6. Two beautiful cards, so stylish.

    Marion xx

  7. Beautiful cards Annie!! I love it, indeed, less is more!! Very stylish!
    Dutch Tulip

  8. Am I on the right blog I ask?? Love the butterfly & the way you pikced out the dots of the sentiment in the second card. The first just really works doesn't it with the extra layers - it would have to be that for me too. Super combination with the snowflake centre for the flower too.
    Paula (PEP)


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