Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Less is More - Week 61 Lucky Dip

This week's challenge over at Less is More is:

Picture Inspiration
 for you from the fabulous 
Design Seeds
It is a wonderful source of colour combinations.

Aren't they gorgeous colours?  I've had this Memory Box stamp and die for quite a while but haven't had the chance to use it yet.  I stamped the Chrysanthemum Frame onto cream card using Memento ink in Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black and coloured using Flexmarkers.  I then cut a negative mask which basically just masked off the borders and flowers and sponged over Old Paper DI to add some depth.  I wanted to mat the main frame image so cut it out using scissors and then die cut a mat in pearlised green card using Memory Box Blank Ticket die.  I then stamped out the flowers and coloured them so I could add dimension by decoupaging them.  The swirl border is also a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is from my Stampin Up Always Elegant set stamped onto matching cream card, matted onto green pearl card and punched out using my EK Success label punch.

I'm also entering this into the Allsorts challenge.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. A very pretty card Karen..perfect for the LIM challenge


  2. Oh wow, your card is also fantastic! I love the swirl!

  3. Very pretty card - the swirl is stunning.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Karen what a stunning card I love the image and what you have done with it. The die cut shape is beautiful , what a lovely card Hugs Elaine

  5. This is simply lovely Karen, it's a great composition!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. This is so so pretty! I love that fabulous swirl and how you've stamped the panel. Gorgeous card!

  7. A very unique and lovely card, Karen! Thanks for coming by my place and leaving a sweet comment!

  8. Stunning card Karen, I love the detail and design, that stamp and swirl are gorgeous!
    Thanks for taking inspiration from our photo over at Allsorts and good luck!
    I have candy if you are interested -
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  9. Terrific card Karen
    super use fo the flourish

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  10. A gorgeous card, pretty colours,
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. This is a beautiful card Karen, I love that stamp and die combo :0)
    Jenny x


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