Wednesday 20 May 2015

Less is More - Week 224 - 'Hello Sunshine'

A fun challenge over at Less is More this week, it's 'Hello Sunshine'. Right now, as I type and schedule this post, it's piddling down with rain and it would be just wonderful to get a glimpse of the sunshine!

After a few false starts, this is what I made as my entry:
I used:

- A6 card blank, made using 'Desert Storm' Neenah card

- the image was stamped using VersaFine 'Vintage Sepia' ink and a pre-loved stamp by Judi Kins called 'Architectural Studies'. I have no idea if this is meant to be an English seaside pier but it does remind me of  them

- I then added a die cut sun, made using a snippet of yellow card stock and the sun die from the Joy! 'Sun and Moon' die set

-then die cut the part of the image and sun that I wanted using a Spellbinders circular die

- stamped the sentiment across the bottom of the card using VersaFine 'Vintage Sepia' ink and a stamp from Lawn Fawn's 'Hello Sunshine' set. The jury is still out about this sentiment, it's a bit too much like my own handwriting at 10 years old for me, sigh :(

- then it was time to add the circular image - and it was clearly not going to work just slapped in the centre of the card so (after a few options were considered) I went for slicing one edge straight and adding the image to the right hand edge of the card

My 'in-house critic' doesn't like the drabness of the Neenah card and thinks white would have been better. Maybe we're both wrong and cream would have been good?



  1. eautiful! Love the off centered images with the slice off...looks perfect here!

  2. A great card and I love the image you've used. I like the Desert Storm and think it works well with the Vintage Sepia.
    Kath x

  3. Your card is great. Love the combination with the yellow sun !

  4. Drabness? How very DARE he!

    I think it's an excellent card with the little touch of sunshine. Would be great for MOST males (except Len of course!).

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Di-Take no notice of the critic lol!! The colour of your card sets off your little sun beautifully!Lovely design :)
    Nessa xx

  6. This is really lovely Di, and I have an in-house critic too but I think the kraft colour card being a muted shade actually makes that die cut yellow sun really 'pop' which as the theme is sunshine is perfect. x

  7. Unusual card...great for a male. Love the idea of the cut off circle too.

  8. LOVE the design of this card Di. I also love when other people use kraft card, it always looks so good, but when I try, it always looks as though I was too cheap to buy proper card making card-stock and just used the packaging my new blouse arrived in!! I also love the cut off circle! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

  9. I like it. I like the background colour too so don't change it.

  10. Such a fantastic card, Di. Love, love, love the image!

    Warm hugs

  11. I think the kraft, sepia and yellow combo looks fab! Love how you've combined your image and die-cut in the circle too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  12. What a cool card Di! I am loving that bright yellow sun popping off the card! I hope you get some sunshine soon, I always need sunshine myself, and as much as we need the rain, we need sun too! Hugs, Brenda

  13. OMG, I have lost the plot, thought this was a Christmas image and you'd added a sun instead of a star, I thought how fabulous and how novel.
    I like the background, good choice but maybe a brown would have appeased Len.
    Well it did look a bit Bethlehem ish to me.
    Now I am full of cold and my eyes are watery so....
    Grovel, grovel, grovel.
    Packet arrived today, thank you so very much

    Kath S xx

  14. Very, very classy! The stamp image reminds me of Brighton, used to get the train down when we lived in London and I love that area of the county. However Di that is a fabulous card, so perfectly CAS and so very classy too - love how you've used that stamp here Karen x

  15. Di, I like the look of the sepia ink. It looks good with that stamp. I think it makes the sun stand out too.

  16. So creative, Di--love this!

  17. Gorgeous bright sun on the soft background Di, love this image!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  18. Lovely card. I think the pop of yellow cheeriness is great with the muted background xx

  19. I think your card is full of class and elegance Di.
    Sophisticated and perfect ... what do these critics know eh!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  20. Love this ...... the splash of colour from the sun is fab!! Great idea xx

  21. Beautiful and very creative.. I love how the circle represent's a sun as well and the sun in the circle.. again very creative

  22. I think this all works very well. I would never have thought to crop the circle but it looks good. I actually like the Beige card too, but cream might have worked. White could have looked a bit stark. The little sun is a sueful die. I must look out for that one. Kate x

  23. Aww this is just stunning Di
    Lucy xx

  24. Love that Judi-kins stamp. I think it looks great on this non-white cardstock. It adds pizzazz.


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