Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Less is More Week 206 - New Beginnings

This week's challenge over at Less is More is one layer and the theme is 'New Beginnings'. I knew just which stamp I wanted to use, always a good starting point :)
I used:

- 6" x 6" square card blank - to begin with anyhow!

- then I embossed the front of the card using Crafts-Too's 'Scrollwork Frame' embossing folder - making sure that the edge of the frame was butted right up against the opened out card spine. It worked a treat so then all I had to do was to trim the whole folded card down to the outer edge of the scrollwork frame - making it practically an A6 sized card

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink and a Stampendous stamp from their 'Calendar Chicks' range, called 'Mr. and Mrs. Chick'. Coloured the little cuties using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution - with just a tickle of clear Wink of Stella on the veil. AND, I remembered to 'ground' the happy couple with a little line of gray pencil

- the sentiment was stamped in Memento 'Gray Flannel' using a couple of stamps from SU's 'Petite Pairs' sentiments set

All I need now is for someone to get married!

Di
x

34 comments:

  1. OMGosh, this is such a cute, but beautiful card! I love how you combine both in this card Di! The elegance of the fancy die cut and the cuteness of the birds equals one amazing card! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Hello Di,

    What an adorable card! The embossing came out looking great too!

    It's cold here; we are expecting snow all night and tomorrow. Tomorrow is a scheduled day off for me so I can imagine that the Lab will get a snow day and not open.... oh, but I still have to use my time.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  3. Fabulous one-layer card! Love the adorable image! The embossing folder is so pretty!

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  4. Oh, That's Mr. & Mrs. birds couple are so sweet, love the embossing and sweet CAS creation!

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  5. Great card Di, love the embossing.

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  6. Fab card and the embossing works really well ! Happy New Year too !

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  7. Such a cute stamp, a really pretty card!
    Kath x

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  8. Great card Di, those chicks are so sweet and what a useful embossing folder!! xx

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  9. Such a pretty card! Cute image and lovely frame!
    Lucy x

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  10. Whats a lovely wedding card Di...and sooo cute

    Anne

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  11. Well don't look at me! I did that a lonnnng time ago!

    Terrific card . . . CAS and cool and sweet at the same time . . . how'd you do that!?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  12. great adaptation od your card size. Super cute image.......result great card!

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  13. Stunner Di, love the stamp and the CAS. Well done.
    Hugs Veerle xx

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  14. This is lovely Di and the image is sooo... cute. I love the embossed frame and then the sentiment to finish looks nice and soft in grey instead of black. Perfect!! Hubbie and I are celebrating our 33rd this year so I don't think we count either..lol ,,, x

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  15. Sooo cute Di I love that stamp and the embossed frame is gorgeous and just sets it off. Lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  16. Di, love the card, the image is so adorable!

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  17. Oh Di this is so delightful and cute ... I almost squealed when I opened it.
    Love the little veil on the female chic.
    Thanks as always for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  18. This is a lovely design Diane, great embossing and the image is super cute and looks just perfect in the centre, really like this one!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  19. This is sooo cute .... love the embossed frame. xx

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  20. As soon as I saw this one Di I just had a big cheesy grin on me chops! This really is soooo sweet and those chicks do look fluffy! Great CAS card.

    Hugs to you and Parsnip

    Sue Pxxc and Fenton

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  21. A fabulous cute stamp Di, and a fabulous card you made with it. A good idea you had with embossing folder it looks great.
    Jean x

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  22. Well, what a totally fabulous card and such a fabulous sweet, cute, adorable image, looks stunning set in the embossed background. Love it.

    Kath S xx

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  23. Hi Di this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

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  24. Di what a cutie, fab image and I love the frame
    Thank you for taking part at Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM

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  25. They don't get much cuter than this Di! Those little chicks look so fancy all dressed up in their wedding finery and framed with elegant embossing!

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  26. That is such a cute image! and a lovely card of course. Kate xx

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  27. What a pair of sweeties Di!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  28. I like that embossing folder Miss. Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Gorgeous, love the WOW and the embossed detail :-) xx

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  30. Aww, can't beat PB, still one of my favourite brands. Love the embossing.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  31. What a sweet image Viv and I love that embossing! Hazel x

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  32. Saw this lil' cutie earlier, but didn't have time to stop & comment. Loving that frame, which is just perfect, BTW, for this sweet chickie couple. That's some great coloring with the polys too. Love the card, TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend too.

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