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:

Brenda said...

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

505whimsygirl said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

vinita jain said...

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

Greta said...

Darling card, Di!

Pippa said...

Great card Di, love the embossing.

Sid said...

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

Kath said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

SARN said...

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

Carole said...

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

Veerle said...

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

Pat said...

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

Sue said...

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

Em Louise Fairley said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Jacee said...

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

Linda said...

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

Planetsusie said...

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

Sandra H said...

So cute is your card Di x

Jean said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Anne said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

mamapez5 said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Mrs A. said...

I like that embossing folder Miss. Hugs Mrs A.

Juls said...

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

Brenda B said...

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

Hugs
Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

MaryH said...

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.