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.


  1. Carole, the is beautiful! I love that sentiment..and the flourishes are just beautiful! The colors you chose are fabulous!! Great job on this!!

  2. Carole, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I came on over to look at your creation, and I love it. Actually, it reminds me of my own creation!! LOL! I love the colors you used, and the way you framed the semtiment. The half pearls really are a beautiful finishing touch! Gorgeous!

  3. Hi Carole

    Stunning and beautiful.

    No way would I get everything so square and central if I was to be making this!!

    I blew your photograph up to look more closely. It is just wonderful.

    Well done on carrying on until you ended up with something you were happy with (though everyone else was happy with what you did previously LOL!!).

    I hope work isn't such a pressure this week and that your vertigo settles down.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Just FABULOUS!
    You do know when something's right don't you... and this is SO right! Simply stunning!
    You're going to love those stamp sets for ever now!
    Try the Epley manoeuvre for your vertigo, you can see demos on You tube, it worked for me!
    Enjoy your week.
    Lless is More"

  5. Just FABULOUS!
    isn't it funny when it;s right it's RIGHT!
    Oh I love SU deliveries!
    Take it easy
    thank you Carole
    Less is More

  6. WOW I love this it is so stylish xx

  7. Really beautiful card, so elegant x

  8. Absolutely exquisite!!! xxx

  9. WOW this is stunning - I'm lost for words

  10. WOW this is so elegant! the detail is fantastic very very classy card, and i love the sentiment!

    Just to let you know i have a lovely Freebie background on the Dezinaworld blog, its only available until tommorow so feel free to pop along and grab it if you like!!
    Hugs June x

  11. Wonderful sentiment... classy card... gorgeous!

  12. Hi, love this, when it comes together you know, fabulous job. Big smiles :0) xxx

  13. Your card is just stunning, so delicate and perfect for this challenge.
    Thanks for visiting my blog
    Jenny x