Monday, April 11, 2011
This Time It's Right
This is my second attempt at this weeks Less Is More challenge. The rules are easy: make a one layer card with the sentiment as the focal point.
Unfortunately I'm stubborn; I could not let this challenge get the best of me; which it certainly did yesterday. I knew this morning on my drive into work that I just had to give this one more try tonight. At lunch I flipped through Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration threads hoping something there might ignite a fire, but no such luck. :(
However, when I arrived home I had a lovely small box from SU! waiting patiently on the front porch. In it was a stamp set called Style Beautiful. The minute I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do and it turned out exactly like I pictured it in my minds eye.
So here is how easy this card was:
Both sets are from SU!; the flourish is Style Beautiful and the sentiment is from It's Your Birthday.
I used Not Quite Navy craft ink for the sentiment and heat set with clear embossing powder.
Then using Soft Sky I somewhat framed the sentiment with one of the flourishes from the Style Beautiful set.
After that, I grabbed my much loved Kaisercraft pearls (Snow) and placed them over the spots on the image that had circles; and then adding a couple more in key spots to give it balance.
So here is a card I can happily post. I like the sentiment; I love the "frame"; I really like the Not Quite Navy with the Soft Sky and I especially love my bling. I took 18 pictures of this card, but have to admit, I wasn't able to capture how pretty it is IRL. :D
Thank you all for putting up with my whining yesterday. I will use the excuse that the long hours I put in last week to meet month end deadlines, along with this blasted vertigo left me with little patience to tackle OLC. Oh what a difference a good nights sleep and day make.