Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Less is More - Week 245 - Autumn

The current challenge over at Less is More is 'Autumn' - with the added caveat that it's 'one layer'. I sat here wondering what to do and then remembered that a while ago, after asking the opinions of those who play along in LIM, the rules were amended by the team to allow inlaid die cuts on 'one layer cards' - so long as the card was still flat. Thank you so much girls, from that change sprang this card:
I used:

- 6" x 4" white card blank, tent style with the bottom right hand corner rounded using Fiskars 'Corner Rounder' scissors

- three snippets of card in brown, rust and yellow and leaf dies from the Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage' set. Shame on me, I've had these dies for ages and this is the very first time I've used them

- next stamped the sentiment using Tsukineko Brilliance ' Pearlescent Chocolate' ink pad and a sentiment from a lovely little set by Technique Tuesday called 'Stems'. The darling stamp set was enclosed in a Birthday card the other week by a very sweet friend, mwah, thank you again :)

- opened out the front of the card, laid it on the Cuttlebug cutting platform and then placed the die cut leaves where I wanted to cut and just replaced them with the three dies before running the card front through the Cuttlebug

- cut a single piece of card a smidgen smaller than the card front and covered it with double sided adhesive film before rounding the corner. I used stronger stuff than Stick-It as the sticky had to adhere the whole piece of card firmly inside the card front

- peeled off the extra layer of film and stuck the inner piece of card behind the front of the card, leaving the leaf apertures backed with sticky

- then it was just a case of popping the leaves in place to complete the card

I think doing this write-up took longer than it did to make the card!



505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di!! Your card looks like the leaves on the mountains here in beautiful New Mexico.

I continue to improve and get stronger. I still get tired easily though. Hopefully time will change this.

Hugs to you and Len

Kath said...

A fab card - love your inlaid leaves.
Kath x

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card, I love the simplicity of the design. Thanks for the reminder that inlaid die cuts are allowed over on the LIM challenge. :-) xx

brenda said...

Beautiful understated elegance Di, love it.

B x

Cardsbymaaike said...

wonderful cas card!

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di is your card x

Sarn said...

Wonderful one layer autumnal card there Di. LOVE the font on the sentiment too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This is such a pretty CAS card Di and perfect for the LIM challenge and I love the colours of the die cut inlaid leaves and the srntiment finishes it beautifully too. x

Carol L said...

This turned out so pretty, and I just love the inlaid look of any die cuts! The single rounded corner is a refreshing accent too! Well done!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous card Di, love it! Take care Zo xx

Carole said...

Pretty card...brilliant idea...the colours are super this time of year.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love the technique you have explaned, fab way to make a one layer card with diecuts! :D Clever idea! Love the inlay border around the leaves!

Barb said...

Hi Di, a very lovely card. Pretty colours of leaves and I like the rounded corner. Barbxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Di! I love the colors.
Em x

Aquarius said...

A great interpretation of the LIM theme - very seasonal too.

Mrs A. said...

Clever clogs! This is brilliant. hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

I'm with Mrs A..... Clever Clogs!!!!! Looks brill. x

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous card, Di. Love that technique and have to agree with Mrs A & Viv - brilliant :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Neets B said...

I love those colours, Di, and how crisp your unlaid leaves are.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Pippa said...

Great CAS card Di and those inlaid leaves are wonderful, very autumnal. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Striking, fun and fabulous Di. Love that you've used those inlaid dies and it works brilliantly with a leaf design. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Pam said...

Love this card! Your inlaid dies are beautiful.

Chrissie said...

Sorry for being so late in commenting, I don't know where last week went to!
This is superb DI, i love your design. Thanks also for remembering our ruling!
"Less is More"

Anne said...

I'm catching up on my commenting after my hols, sorry to be so late!
Di this is stunning, great use of your dies.
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Donna said...

Love these leaf die shapes, Di... and yay for inlaid one layer cards :)
Fab design. X