Thursday, 14 August 2014

Less is More Week 184 - Foliage

And not only that, it's also one layer week too over at Less is More - double trouble. But, I immediately thought of a little SU stamp from the 'Easy Events' set and this was the result (times two 'cos I made two the same):
I used:

- 6" x 4" tent style white card blank

- using a square Spellbinders die, and a pricking mat underneath for some 'give', I ran a ball ended embossing tool round the inside of the die to emboss the square 

- SU's 'Easy Events' stamp set, the tiny mistletoe and sentiment stamp - which I cut apart

- the mistletoe sprig was stamped using SU's 'Certainly Celery' and coloured using a green Whispers pen

- sentiment was stamped using a Tim Holtz 'Festive Berries' distress marker to colour the rubber, and using the same red marker, I drew a little bow at the top of the mistletoe sprig

- rounded off bottom corner using We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and then just added pearls for the mistletoe berries

Job done!



Sandy said...

This is fabulous Di. Perfect composition, with just the right amount of embellishment.

Chrissie said...

This looks so pretty Di, the pearls are a great addition!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Susanne Vargas said...

No double trouble for you apparently! You made an elegant card! Love the pearls!

Sid said...

Hi Diane, love your card !! So clean looking and Seasonal !!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful, love it.

Anne said...

Great way to emboss your square Di and what a super card
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

Irene said...

Hello Di

Your car is fabulous, I love the simplicity of the design and the added pearls are brilliant.

Thank you for the tip about embossing a square.


scrappymo! said...

You win my clever clogs award of the month for that brilliant idea to score round a spellbinders die...

I love this Less Is More card.
It is stunning!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful card Di and a brilliant idea to emboss a frame xx

Peggy said...

Lovely card Di. Brilliant idea (one I shall be pinching ;-) Dee xx

Elizabeth said...

I just love this card Di, it's stunning. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card it's really elegant
Jackie x

Sue - said...

Perfect! Understated and very elegant - less really is more!

SARN said...

Oh . . . good chomping there Di!

Love this uber-CAS foliage card for the challenge. BRILL.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Awww Di what a pretty card just love how simply but gorgeous it looks truly beautiful x

Veerle said...

So beautiful Di, love the pearls on it. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Kath said...

A lovely card - the pearls are a great idea.
Kath x

Juls said...

Very stylish :-) xx

mamapez5 said...

So simple yet so pretty. Well done! Kate x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ahhhh so divine Di,
Love this card ... I'm definitely going to have to put my Christmas head on with all these very organised folk entering Chrimbo cards this week. Loving the pearly mistletoe too.
Super CAS and elegant.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Aquarius said...

A clever one layer card

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Di! x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Di, this is so beautiful! :)

Em x
Creative Em

Beverley said...

Perfectly CAS :) Hugs Bev x

Kathleen said...

Another cracker Di, love it.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

A stunning CAS card, I love it. Great use of pearls too.
Jean x

Hettie said...

This is Bootiful Miss Di, just Bootiful.
So simple and clean. Love it!

Lucy Woods said...

This is so simple and beautiful Di I love it!
Lucy x

Gay Peplow said...

Perfect CAS, love it :D xx

Hazel said...

So elegant and beautiful (don't forget you can enter any Christmas cards for CHNC extra) xx

Debs Willis said...

Love the simplicity of this one!
Debs x

MaryH said...

Clean, simple, elegant, and just beautiful. Those pearls really added something special. Liked the debossing very much. Great design idea. TFS

Greta said...

One of my all-time favorites, Di! Pinning this beauty!