Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Less is More wk19 - one layer, in the frame

It's one layer week again at Less is More, with an 'in the frame' theme - Chrissie and Mandi would like to see some sort of frame on our cards.  I made 5 LIM cards today, but only 2 of them are fit to be seen lol... the others will either end up in the bin or I'll chop them up and see if I can make them into something else!


For my green card I've used a Little Claire flower stamp and a Penny Black sentiment.  I stuck a post it note in the centre and then 'randomly' stamped the flower in memento 'pear tart' all around the card.  I then inked around the post it note using 'shabby shutters' distress ink, lifted off the post it note and stamped the sentiment in the centre, using 'bamboo' memento.  The card base is ivory linen from Papermill Direct.


For my pink card I've used the Hero Arts 'wildflower garden' stamp and a Stampin Up frame and sentiment - from the set I won at a demo on Saturday!  I stamped the frame first, then masked the frame off and stamped the flower stamp over the top.  I didn't think it looked quite right with the flowers stamped once, so I stamped it again at either side, but only using the top part of the stamp.  Then added the sentiment, a little bit of glamour dust on some of the flowers, and a few pearls.

I'm also entering my cards for the 'single layer' challenge at Paper Pretties.

46 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

These are two gorgeous cards. Love them both. Hugs Denise xx

Jan said...

Both gorgeous I think the pink is my favourite! Just! xx Jan

Debs said...

Oh Lisa these are stunning!
Love them both but I think my fav is the Pink one - love taht floral image.
Have a fab evening.
{{Debs}}xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Lisa, these are both absolutely wonderful! Love both color combos!!

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards Lisa! Love the frame you created with the post it and the pink and black card is so striking!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Claire x said...

I love both of these cards Lisa - just stunning. Hugs, Claire x

Suze Bain said...

Two super cards, I love the flower stamp in the first one and colour is gorgeous too. xx

rosie said...

both are stunning cards Lisa. I love them both.

Lynn said...

Two lovely cards but my favourite is the green one as green is my favourite colour.

Lynn x

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous CAS cards, you are brill at these,luv them both, sue,x

Chrissie said...

Great cards... I love the pink one, those flowers are ace!
Thanks a lot!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

martina's kaartjes said...

oh my, what fab cards ! lovely done, thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina
x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards. My favourite is the first one. Love the way you have created the 'frame'
Avril x

Katina said...

Both gorgeous Lisa!! so creative!! I can't pick a favourite. xx

Lisa said...

Two fab CAS cards, the first is my fave xxx ps going on holiday and will be near sheffield can you recommend any good craft shops worth a visit?

*Vicki* said...

Two pretty CAS designs Lisa! I really love the second one with the added pearls!! So pretty! :)

Debs M said...

2 gorgeous cards, love the shadow effect on the first and the flowers and pearls on the second are lovely x

Little Claire said...

Really love these cards Lisa, so effective and Less definately is more!

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Lisa...

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Lynne said...

Two gorgeous card Lisa, love the first one, super soft colours.
Lynne xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, love these gorgeous cards. The green on the first is so scrummy & love the frame you've created.

Donna x

Juls said...

ooooooooooh WOW!!!!! both of these are just STUNNING!!!! .... I love the gorgeous lime green and the shadow round the frame, so very stylish!!

and OH WOW!!!!!! the hot pink is AMAZING!!! Loving the image the framed sentiment and the pearls and sparkle!!!

such inspirational work!!!

Hugs Juls

CraftyC said...

Beautiful cards Lisa, love all the flowers!
Clairexx

Jenny said...

Both are fab cards but I love the green flowers stamped on the background of the first...so fresh and crisp :)
Jenny x

Susan said...

Both cards are so pretty! I think my personal favorite is the first card. Love the green blooms...so crisp and clean!
My Card

Chris said...

they look fabulous and I must confess that the card I posted was not my first attempt, LOL.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Dora said...

Wow these are both fabulous, so elegant, love them both xx

thekolbes said...

OMG I LOVE both of these cards
Trish

Jackie said...

Two beautiful cards. I love them both but the top one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa .. .. both are beautiful but my fav is the pink one! Very dramatic - love it!!!

Love Jules xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous cards they are both fabulous you do LIM cards perfectly hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mandi said...

Both are FAB Lisa but I think the pink one is FANTASTIC
Love it!
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Squirrel x said...

Both are gorgeous hun but my stand out fave is the first one - if it is ok with you I'd llike to case that idea for some note cards I need to make. Awesome work as always. Hugs Sxx

Molecraft said...

These are both gorgeous Lisa, can't choose between them!
Helen x

coops said...

stunning cards lisa. i love the fab flower images and gorgeous colours.love the 1st card with the lovely green colours, my fav :D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

Hi Lisa. I think these are both beautiful, the first is my favourite though. xxx

melsanford said...

Oh these are beautiful!!!! Your stamping is gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Lisa two stunning cards love those stamps to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Whisper said...

Both absolutely gorgeous, Luv Sam x

Little K Smith said...

Oh these are fabulous Lisa! Well done! This challenge is abit too hard for me :D
Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, these are just fantastic. Can't make up my mind which one I like best. The green is gorgeous but the pink is stunning! Sarah

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 amazing cards. Thought you had cheated on the first one, and popped the centre up. The inked edge really gives it that 3D look.
Love the pink one too - really like the way the frame is nestled inbetween the flowers.
Caroline xxx

Jennifer said...

Brilliant! Just adore the pink one! xx Jenny xx

Aileen said...

Both cards are stunning but your first one really caught my eye. x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love these - especially the first with its larger frame.

Jan said...

Glad you found a use for the frame stamp! You have done amazing work - what a very clever lady!!
Jan x