Monday 12 May 2014

Less is More - Thank You

The current challenge over at Less is More is a one-layer 'Thank You':
I used:

- A6 white 'tent style' card

- Kanban 'un-named' stamp. First I made a mask by tearing a strip of paper and attaching it to the card using a removable tape runner then stamped the image using a Stayzon Black ink pad before removing the strip of torn paper, which left a gap for the sentiment

- then (wily old bird is learning here) I stamped the sentiment with the same Stayzon and a stamp from a Hero Arts set called 'CL047 Clear Design Messages'

- and only then did I colour the design using Tim Holtz Distress Markers :)

- final touch, the bottom right corners of the card were rounded using a punch



  1. OMG, you are so brave. I avoid stamping direct to paper as I always mess it up!!!
    This is so pretty and love how you left the spot for the sentiment. That was so clever!

  2. That's a really novel way to make a space for a sentiment Di will have to log that idea for future cards. Gorgeous stamp and colouring. Thanks for taking part and for all your sweet comments.
    Sarah xx
    Less is more

  3. This is fab Di love this idea!!! huggles Sue xxx

  4. Such a great card Di!! xx

  5. You have made a beautiful card Diane

  6. Very pretty Di. Image that stamp too - ought to use it more often as it is a pretty one.

  7. Morning Di, So pretty is your card just love how you created the space with this gorgeous stamp too! x

  8. Love this idea Die, fab card and great stamping and colouring. My kind of flowers. Flora xx

  9. Beautiful card Di, thanks for the link to the Butterfly challenge! x

  10. Beautiful CAS card Di. I love the way you made a space for the thank you.
    Jean x

  11. Brilliant masking and I love the thank you bunch of flowers.


    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. Gorgeous card Di
    Margaret x

  13. Another gorgeous card Di, that stamp is lovely and what a great way of creating a space for the greeting - one to try out sometime. Good luck with the challenge - I think you deserve to win :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  14. Hi Di,
    I have not disappeared from the face of the earth but my computer has.Packed up on me on Friday 2nd May and needed a new power pack and it has not yet arrived no idea where it is coming from but must have Been sent by Royal Snail.

    Using Chris's ipad hate it, commenting is a nightmare, so I have not bothered, fingers crossed it will come tomorrow as I am beginning to get suicidal.
    Great card, love the image and the great idea of the sentiment.
    While I can receive e–mails I do not have the addresses to send mails to.

    Kath x

  15. This is a beautiful OLC, Di! Smart you! Good idea to do the tricky part FIRST - ask us how we know, lol!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Great stamping ans terrific colouring Di!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. Good thinking Batman! Love the flower. Kinda looks like a tangle design. Hugs Mrs a.

  18. Di, your image is outstanding! Gad I have to learn how to keep it simple!! This is elegant! and I love the masking too!

  19. That is one seriously gorgeous card! Absolutely stunning stamping and inking Di - wonderful Karen x

  20. Pwetty Miss. You are a clever so and so!

  21. Clever masking and love that stamp Di!
    Thanks for joining the LIM one layer challenge
    Less is More Designer


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