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Saturday, November 5, 2011

An Orange Flower....

Hey there!!   Here with a card for this week's Less is More challenge, as well as this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.   This week at LIM the challenge is a color one and in honor of Guy Fawkes Day Chrissie (who is holding down the LIM fort by herself this as Mandi is away) has asked us to use the colors of red and orange on our cards (two of the colors in fireworks).  The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to go "Over the Edge"



My card base is 5.5" by 4" and the stamped piece is 2" x 4.25".  By trimming that quarter inch off the width of the card base, but leaving the stamped piece 4.25" you still end up with a card that will still fit inside a standard A2 envelope even though part of the piece is "over the edge".  The stamps are from Penny Black.  I did have to use one other color since my flower has a stem, but hopefully that is okay with Chrissie!  The image was colored with Copic markers, trimmed out and adhered using foam dimensionals.  A few orange pearls were added to bring in more orange.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ink:  SU! Cherry Cobbler; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers (YR02, YR04, YR07 & YG21); Hero Arts orange pearls 

34 comments:

sheila said...

ah this is such a clean, crisp look! Just love it!

Brenda said...

Oh I love this Rosemary! Adore that beautiful sentiment!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
This sentiment holds it's own so well on this card, most would have chosen a white card and used the colours in the image, by choosing the provocative red as the main BG you are shouting out your message.
It is lovely.
Smiles:)

AshKuku said...

Lovely neat & crisp card.... I love the orange giving the creation an extra edge... :D

Ash... :)

Chrissie said...

This is another masterpiece!
What a good idea to trim down the card base so as to still fit in the envelope. SO many cards in blogland have no hope of ever being mailed in a regular envelope because of all the extraneous bits and bobs everywhere.
This is absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks so much Rosemary.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Tracey said...

Stunning card, very elegant. Tracey x

GinaA said...

So stylish, love the shape of the card. Thanks for the tip about cutting the main card down, I normally do square cards but will give this a go.

Beryl K said...

Lovely card and sentiment
Beryl x

Jan said...

Love this card. xx Jan

Olga said...

so elegant!!!! Love this!!!!

Valerie said...

Such an elegant card Rosie love the flower and the script on the sentiment!
Val x

Sientje said...

Wow this is a beautiful card! I like the way you go over the edge.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosi
Fabulous card as always....stunning work as always...
Hugs ssylvie
xx

Jenny said...

Another CAS perfection card Rosemary, love the idea of trimming the card first!
Jenny x

Christine said...

What a lovely sentiment for a very beautiful card!
Christine

Lynne said...

Less is More has brought some really special blogs to our notice. Yours is one of them and I really look forward to seeing your take on the challenges. This weeks card is breathtaking.
Lynne xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty!

gg nurse said...

Wow--would not be a color combo I'd choose, but this is spectacular! Love how you always put the elements together just right, Rosemary!

Hello From Texas said...

Love it Rosemary. I really like the dark base and the minimal white as the backdrop for the sentiment and the flower. Almost like a tag but much more elegant.
Carole

Nona said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous, Rosemary! Love the over-the-edge design, the bling, and your hand-cut flower :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

Julie said...

What a lovely card! The colours and the design are stunning!

Jen said...

i love love love it!!!

fab card rosemary

jen xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. I love the extra dimensions and the little bit of bling. x

Sue Lelli said...

Less is certainly more on this LOVELY card! The color combo is FAB and I LOVE how you cut out the flower and added the gems!

Tiffany said...

So lovely and very sophisticated! Beautiful colors!

bastelengel said...

Clean, simple and beautiful!!!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

kingstonmama said...

Hi Rosemary! Gorgeous card. I love the red card base and that pretty flower. It's a beautiful sentiment, too. :) Ann Y.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors and flower! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays, Rosemary!

Karen B. said...

An absolutely stunning creation! Love these colors together. Thanks so much for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Viv said...

Another fab-u-lous card Rosemary, you did it again :O) Viv xx

Elise said...

I, literally, just went like THIS: Ooooooowwwwww! THIS card is the text book definition: STUNNING!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh major swoon material here Rosi. Oh my golly. Love it.