... 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.