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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Less is More

A quick post with a card for the new Less is More challenge:  Spring.    A week or so ago I got the Hero Arts cling stamp, Large Blossom, from my sweet Flickr/blogging friend, Brenda, through a stamp swap that we did.  So for the last week I have been wanting to make something with it.  The Less is More challenge was the perfect opportunity, but what to do.  Then when I saw the 90 minute scramble challenge over at the Hero Arts Flickr group and my idea crystalized.  The basic idea of the 90 minute scramble is to complete a card in 90 minutes or less.  We aren't given the "rules" of the challenge until the start time of the challenge.  It makes for lots of fun!  The scramble challenge this morning was hosted by Hannah F. and she challenged us to either use a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp or to use distress inks and/or paper distressing.  I decided to go with using distress inks.  


For my card I stamped the image on cream cardstock with Versamark watermark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat set.  Once that was done I applied Ranger's Scattered Straw distress ink using a ink blending tool and foam pad.    After I finished applying the ink I tried some Stampin Up! So Saffron ribbon around the piece and mounted it on the card front using foam dimensionals.  I also used the Scattered Straw ink to stamp the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; Stamps:  Hero Arts:  Large Blossom cling, Find Joy set; Ink:  Ranger Scattered Straw; Ribbon:  Stampin Up! So Saffron grosgrain

33 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh wow Rosemary! You made the most beautiful card! I am so glad you got to use the stamp! Beautiful colour too! I have made you something with the set you sent me, just have to figure out how to package it so that it does not get damaged in the post! Take care!

Nicky Hsu said...

Hi Rosemary, I can't agree more. Less is more. This is such a pretty CAS. Great color and beautiful ribbon.

Barb said...

The Scattered Straw is so beautiful on the flowers, Rosie! Love this pretty card!

Chrissie said...

That distress ink is such a lovely colour. I think that's another shade that will have to go on my shopping list. The stamp is super too and I love the process of embossing in clear EP and then colouring over it.
A beautiful card Rosemary!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Robyn said...

I love your pretty card! btw ....how do you do a "stamp swap"...that sounds like an interesting idea!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is beautiful. You have chosen a lovely stamp and 'Spring' colour. And what a gorgeous bow! Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Debgem said...

This is gorgeous - the flowers are so bright and Spring-like! And that's a magnifcent bow!!

I have trouble with bows!!

starcyl said...

This is beautiful.
Jenny x

Jan said...

Fab card so pretty xx jan

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, perfect stamping
Thank you for joining us, much appreciated
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

What a pretty card....simple and elegant


Anne

Olga said...

Rosemary, you never cease to amaze me, this is beautiful!!!!!

Jess said...

this is very delicate and pretty!

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love that stamp image.

Faith A said...

Wowee how beautiful

Jo said...

This is a really elegant card, I love it.

Valerie said...

such an elegant card, I love the colour!

Susan said...

Rosemary...this card is OUTSTANDING! I love the embossed look...and your inking up really turned out fabulous!!!

Katalytic said...

The choice of ink colur makes this card outstanding, I love it

ikki said...

Classy card, love the colours and stamp. ikki

Sue said...

This card is so pretty, so fresh and spring like.

Loli said...

Hello Rosemary, thank you for visit my blog and thak you for your comment, make me happy.
Your card is so beautiful, elegant, i love it.
a hug from Palma de Mallorca spain

Elise said...

Rosie! This is SOOOOOO elegant! As if you don't already hold the bar so high on GORGEOUS, elegant card craft, it's as if you just raised the ENTIRE sport - HIGHER! This is exquisite! What a great concept for a challenge - I love it! This is positively BREATH TAKING!

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing creation! Love the colours, the Scattered Straw is wonderful!

Hugs
Brenda

Robin K. said...

This is outstanding Rosemary! So elegant!

Valerie said...

Hi Rosie please check my blog there is something waiting for you there :)

Elizabeth said...

Hello Rosie, I absolutely love this card. The colour, the ribbon, the blossoms all just go together so well. Simple but effective. Elizabeth x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. Elegant and classy.
Lynne xxx

Karen said...

gorgeous...just ordered that stamp...can't wait to play!

Viv said...

So beautiful again , well done :O)

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is so so so pretty and the colour is fab, I must try your technique its fab
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card.

Heather Maria said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the colours and your inking! The bow is perfect too!