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 .. .. ..