Monday, 13 February 2012

Less Is More - One Layer and Stripes

My heart sank a bit when I saw this week's Less Is More Challenge - stripes and a one layer card at that! Yikes - it took me a few failed attempts at masking stripes before I wandered off in disgust to clear the brain and think outside the box a bit. This was the end result:
You couldn't get much more 'Less Is More' although it did take some concentration to line all those little hearts up one at a time :) Joke!! I only hope that they count as a stripe and that the embossed lines do as well. If not, I had fun playing anyhow.

I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card stock

- four straight lines (aka stripes) using the Eazi Score

- Hearts stamp strip from the 'Fun Strips' set by Dovecraft - shame on me, I've had these ages and never used them - stamped with Brilliance 'Rocket Red' ink pad

- sentiment from LOTV's 'General Greetings - Small Set', stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento

I'm entering this into the Less Is More - Week 54 Challenge - One Layer and Stripes.

Short and sweet from me today after yesterday's version of War and Peace:)



mamapez5 said...

Well done on achieving a fab minimalist card. They look like stripes to me!
Hugs. Kate x

Annie said...

It's perfect Di.
A x

Scrapmate said...

Perfect CAS card.

Chrissie said...

We thought it would be a real challenge.. and we were right, however you have risen to it in spades... or should I say hearts!
Super duper card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

It's perfect Di,
Beryl x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful elegant card Di. The embossed lines with the hearts look gorgeous.
Diane xx

Bernie said...

You got me, for a sec I thought you really had stamped those hearts individually. The card is Gorgeous.

May said...

Beauriful card Di, very elegant love those hearts, Hugs May x x x

G Peplow said...

Morning! Fabulous clean and simple I love this Di, it's simply great xxx

Karen said...

Wow that sure is less is more!!! So simple and so wonderful at the same time. I'm catching up again on the blogs! K x

Irene said...

Hello Di

Your card is brilliant I love it.
The little hearts and scoring are just perfect.

Tara Cardwell said...

Love how you've woprked your stripes - really lovely card.
Tara x

Sarn said...

Super CAS! My you ARE getting minimalist! It's lovely Di. xxx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Di, I struggled with this one too but your stripes look brilliant. Carol x

Elizabeth said...

Just for a minute I believed you'd stamp every one of those little hearts individually :)) Great card even if you didn't ... like the scored lines. Elizabeth x

Kathleen said...

Great entry Di, love the heart stripes, I knew you would love this challenge once you'd dipped your toe in the water.

Kath x

Margaret said...

Fab CAS card Di
Margaret x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a great clean and simple card. I just love the look of CAS cards, but ohmygawD! I sure do get the palpitations to make them.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

I wondered how you got those little hearts to line up so perfectly! Wow. I'd be cross eyed.......

Very sweet card, by the way.


Jackie said...

It's lovely Di, definitely stripey!

I've just sneaked another play on the swings on my way for my tea ;)

Sandra H said...

Great card Di, every week you produce an amazing entry and this one is just perfect too!:) Sandra H

Angelnorth said...

Great CAS design, love the simplicity!

Mandi said...

Terrific card Di
Love the heart stripes
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

This fabulouuuusss Di, great thinking methinks!! xxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Di, such a great CAS design. Funny how we buy these 'must haves' and then don't use them - they come in handy for LIM challenges though don't they?! Lisa x

Sally H said...

Brilliant idea! I love those little hearts. This theme gave me so much trouble, but got there eventually!