- The Play Date Cafe - PDCC68
- Less Is More - One layer card with flower or tree
- OLW40 - Two for the show
I also owe thanks to several ladies as I drew inspiration from their cards, do check out their cards they're beautiful - Leanne, Lesley, Viv and Chrissie.
When I first saw the colours over at Play Date Cafe I was stumped - only two colours to play with, and both very soft and subtle!! I didn't know where to start. I eventually came up with this card - and I'm really pleased with it. I've added the tiniest amount of green - it looks odd without!!
The base card is 5¼" square (135cm square), is soft white and has a slight texture. I used the post-it note technique to mask off a square in the top right-hand corner. I used distress ink to add colour - the very pretty spun sugar, intensifying the colour at the edge of the square. And I'm pleased to say that I've managed to use some of my old, slightly neglected stamps on this card. Both come from a set that I bought from QVC about 2 years ago - they're out of their packs so I don't know the company who made them. I stamped both the Japanese characters and the flower in pigment ink and clear embossed them. I added colour to the flower using shimmery chalks. As there is no sentiment on the card, it could be used for a number of occasions.
Stamps: From QVC set
Inks: Distress: Spun Sugar; Colorbox Pigment - Dune
Accessories: Clear embossing powder
Before I finish this post - I'd like to welcome a few new followers to my blog - a big, warm Hello to Lesley, Jack and Claudia Rose.
I've just realised that it's almost 5.00pm - and it's still really light , and it's been warm and sunny today too! - Spring is on the way!!! But that's all for now, as I'd better go off and make tea for us all!! I do have another card to show you - so pop back later.
Stunning card gorgeous...i am still fiddling with mine
Hi, I can see why you are pleased with your card - it's lovely - great use of stamps and colours. ikki
Deborah, this is gorgeous, I can see why you're pleased!
I'm going to have to get some of that Spun Sugar distress ink, it's really pretty.
Thanks for the mention by the way!
Keep up the good work with all that commenting!
"Less is More"
What a gorgeous card. I'm glad I found the Less is More challenge on your blog. Thanks.
Love your card, very subtle and mysterious. Wonder what all the characters say??
lovely card the soft colours work really well
Very pretty. So soft and subtle.
Oh wow, this is beautiful, love the oriental feel, thanks for sharing!
Fabulous card and pretty flower stamp. I just love the masking technique, must give it a try.
Love Sheila (Cyprus)
Hi I just love this card and I think it will go great on the less is more challenge this week still got to do mine I find C&S cards really hard to do as I like to put loads on my cards
Fantastic card. I love every card of yours Ive seen.
Lovely soft colors.
Really pretty, love the sponged background square and the way the text runs outside it!
very pretty, I wonder what the chinese characters actually say ;-) - its a perfect clean and simple card
beautiful card Deborah!! love it :) x
Your cards are always so pretty! This one is no exception! Love it!
Beautiful card Deborah, really effective
Thanks for all your support and visiting everyone on your travels
"Less is More"
This is gorgeous Deborah
Beautiful card......soft and pretty ahhh!
Wow Deborah! This is just sensational. So subtle, delicate and pretty. Bravo!
Such a lovely delicate card Deborah, very pretty :o) Lisa x
What a beautiful card (I love anything oriental) and the colours are gorgeous.
Hi Deborah, a really beautiful card,very pretty indeedy:)
This is stunning Deborah. Fabulous stamping and choice of colours
The Spun Sugar is such an interesting colour & I like your varying of the colour at the edges. The clear embossing is a brilliant idea with adding texture too.
Gorgeous card Deborah, elegant and stylish.
Beautifull so elegant x
One layer cards are hard to do sometimes, but you've managed to add lots of beauty in one layer! THanks for playing with us at the Cafe, Deb.
This is lovely, such a gentle card, if a card can be called gentle? I love it.
Just lovely Deborah. Lovin' this new challenge blog and you started quite the commenting revolution too!! I've never had so many visitors on a Sunday before!
this is very pretty and perfectly laid out, love the softness of the pink
Beautiful card...love the softness of it!
Loved your card. It is so delicate. Colors are wonderful.
Beautiful card & always good to get some use out of the old stash! x
Love that Asian flair, Deborah! Great job with the colors, this is a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!So elegant and I like these Japanese stamps although I really have no idea what it means :)
East meets west - beautiful.
Your masking is fabulous and those japanese letters look great over that soft pink. So glad you could join us at The Play Date Cafe this week.
Thank your for your lovely comments on my 'Less is more' card, I have been looking at your lovely creations, I am only just getting into challenges!x
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