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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Less is More - Week 7 Challenge - Masculine

This weeks challenge over at Less is More is Masculine.

I decided to use this stamp from Lili of the Valley called zooming along and stamped onto white card with Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers.  I decided to try the "inside the box" technique that I saw Sue Wilson doing on C&C the other day.  I frequently use the "outside the box" method but hadn't thought of doing it this way round.  I took the nestie I wanted to use and positioned it on the card where I wanted the aperture.  I then lightly pencilled around the inside of the die and cut out the part of the image which was inside this mark.  I then positioned the die (cut side down) under the part of the image I had just cut out.  This gives the impression of the car being within the window.  I positioned some paper from my stash at the back of the window.  Now I know the challenge is definitely less is more but it did look pretty plain at this stage so I ran the piece of card through my die cutting machine in a Creative Expressions embossing folder and then inked lighly over the raised area.  The edge was cut using a Martha Steward punch.  Sentiment is from a Stampin Up kit and cut out using Stampin Up punches.

Thanks to all for stopping by on this beautiful sunny spring day.

16 comments:

  1. Super card, great colours

    Kathyk

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  2. Very clever card Karen. Great image, I'm still racking my brain (?) for inspiration!
    Val xx

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  3. Well done for trying the inside the box idea - why didn't we think of that? Mind you I've only just got around to trying outside the box!! That looks like a useful stamp for men's cards.

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  4. Super card and great technique. x

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  5. Interesting technique... and you did it very well. I haven't seen it doe this way round before!
    Thanks for joining us again!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. This is a lovely card, and I reckon it would have looked great even without the extra embossing. A great technique showcased brilliantly!

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  7. Wow! This is cool! I love the look!

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  8. Hi Karen
    Thanks for the tut on the technique
    Little involved for true CAS, but great card nonetheless, no offence

    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. interesting technique - will have to give it a go

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  10. Great card, like the outside the box technique. Sue.x

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  11. Super card and interesting technique. x

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  12. Excellent stamp to use for dare I say it 'senior men' make a lovely card.
    Jose

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  13. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

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