Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Less is More - Week 74 - Lucky Dip

Hi Everyone - well this week's challenge over at Less is More is:

For our challenge we have decided to take our 
"Less is More"  
header as the inspiration for this challenge.

Hmmmm - well I had a thunk about this and here is what I came up with.............
I decided to CASE the blog header and started off with a Cuttlebug music embossing folder as I didn't have a stamp to do the job - instead of embossing it all I did was inked it up, put some card in and pressed down with my fingers and got the music impression.  The next layer was similar - I used a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder Fancy Frame - I inked it up but then put a piece of vellum in it and ran it through my Joy machine.  I then cut around the embossed frame.  The kraft card and topper were cut out with my new Stampin Up dies and the sentiment is from Stampin Up Love and Laughter set.  Now, I felt the background lacked something or other so dug out an old flourish stamp (unknown origin) and stamped that just off to the side of the music notes.  I then used the same SU die (largest one) to shape both the ends of this piece of card - I'm sure you all know how to do this now but if not then please email and I will try to explain!  I then inked the edges with DI's. All this was layered up and put on a 5x7 card base which had it's corners rounded.  I then used some lovely SU pleated ribbon and some matching pearls.

Thanks for stopping by.  I love to read all your comments and will try to pop by to repay the favour.


  1. Very ingenious and you've got just the feel of the logo.

  2. oh how clever a fabulous idea too
    love it hugs
    Kate x

  3. Colours are spot on and I think the flourish was a great addition.

  4. Lovely card Karen I'm still thinking about it!!
    Val x

  5. Wow, good job, Karen! You put a lot of thought into this and it was all very inspired - things I never would have thought of, so thanks for some cool ideas!

    P.S. You can come play anytime you want!! I'm not sure how much crafting we would do, but who cares?!

  6. What a creative way to add music! I love your layers - each is so delicate and beautiful!

  7. Not a lot of white space, but, lots of terrific elements to recreate our header
    Terrific card

    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. It's very beautiful and elegant!

    Warm hugs

  9. Thanks karen for your support during my difficult times but I see you are a SU addict so you couldn't resist the little dig about the haunting lol ! but you are so right ! Love your take on the LIM theme and it worked beautifully Fabulous design colours and stamping well done that woman !


  10. I think you nailed this challenge! The ribbon is a nice finishing touch.

  11. Great card - love the colour scheme and great idea to use the embossing folder as a stamp!

  12. Fantastic! Love the colours xxx


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