Monday, 21 February 2011

Less is More - Spring 2 ...

... the theme over at Less is More is to make a clean and simple card with Spring as the theme.   My earlier card was made entirely on the computer, and while I'm reasonably pleased with it, I think I need to play a bit more. 

Anyway, I decided to make a non-PC - well you know what I mean - card!  I told you earlier that I'd been given a Grand Calibur as a Valentine's present from my wonderful hubby.  Well, I've finally got around to playing with it!  This card is 5" × 7" and won't go through my "Bug" sideways!  I wanted to emboss a frame onto the front of a pearly white card.  I ran it through - and the die slipped.  However, I rescued the frame (which is fab) by cutting the front off and cutting the sides to fit another card.



I used a lovely stamp set from Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets.  The tall basket  is made from the two baskets in the set.  I stamped them onto plain white card, coloured with Promarkers and then cut out the image.  I had  already checked to make sure the basket fit inside the frame!  I, very carefully, stamped the daffodils inside the basket and coloured them with Promarkers.  The bow was stamped twice and coloured with Promarkers; I added some sparkle with my clear Stardust Sakura pen.  To position the sentiment correctly I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig!  And that was it - finished.  Except, that it wasn't finished.  I decided to add the cute bumble bee and butterfly.  I think I should have stopped at the bee!  Not sure about the butterfly.  For a little definition I edged the card with green ink and attached the lot to the new base card.  I'm really pleased with this one!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets
Inks: Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart
Promarkers:  Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Lemon, Yellow, Soft Lime, Cinnamon, Walnut
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles Lg (S4-132) die #5
I've really enjoyed visiting everyone who has posted on the Less is More blog - and seeing all the lovely Spring cards.  Sadly, I don't think we're going to see Spring here for a while.  It's cold, grey and miserable here - fortunately it's warm inside.  And we're having fun!  That's all for now. 

21 comments:

Mandy's Crafts said...

I love the clean lines of this card. very well laid out.

Susan said...

Glad you could save it. I've thought about the Grand Calibur...but just not sure about it yet. I already have the Cuttlebug, revolution and Epic....do I really need one more???

I love the frame around the basket. I think I might have left the butterfly off...he looks a little crowded against the frame. It IS an adorable card though!! Hugs! Susan

Chrissie said...

I see it's BOGOF this week Deborah... another lovely card... quick tip, when you are embossing with Nesties. if you use a magnetic mat the die should stay where you put it!
Another lovely card, I think I would have just stuck with the bee, but it's great whatever!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Such a lovely card.
Lynne xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is Beautiful Deborah, I really like that basket.
Kevin xx

Sylvie said...

I love your card.. totally says spring!
Hug
Sylvie

Sue W said...

Very pretty Deborah!!!! I love the frame around your pretty basket and nothing says Spring like Tulips.

ding said...

Great rescuing!!! your card has turned out beautifully
Diane

Pauline said...

I do love this stamp set, I can't put it away! Love the embossed frame, I too have problems withdry embossing due to my cutting plates being old and warped, but got my new ones in the post today!

Paula said...

I like it as it is - & especially with the green border - really makes it.
Dull here too - in fact downright miserable & horrid, not for poking one's nose out.
Paula (PEP)

Juanita said...

Wonderful card!
You are so supportive, I truly appreciate the feedback you have give me, and I am sure other stampers are enjoying it also.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Very pretty Deborah. Such a clever way to combine those stamps and I love the addition of the little bee.
Caroline xxx

Sally H said...

This is fabulous, Deborah! I love the basket. I have just discovered waltzing mouse... not sure I'll be able to restrain myself for long!

Rosemary said...

just beautiful!

Inger said...

What a beautiful spring card!!
Love the clean look!

♥ Inger

Faith A said...

What a pretty card,those daffodils are so bright just right for Spring.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card...love this set from Waltzing Mouse and you've done a fab job with it!

Take care
San x

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous Deborah! Love the way the basket fits into the frame. I do like the butterfly and think it balances out the bee!

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous card DEborah, Hmm i love this set I was just looking at Claires tut on the WMS blog the other night how to make this!

Love it

Ali x

massofhair said...

An elegant and well thought out card, delicate pastel colours and really liking the bee at the bottom of your card:-)

Charmaine Stack said...

Love this. Just so pretty and peaceful and fun.

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