Sunday, 20 January 2013

Less is More Week 103 Theme

Happy Sunday everyone - hope you're all keeping safe and warm.  We've been getting some more snow this morning but it's very light.

Well, I think I'm on a role - perhaps the effect of my new craft room? - and managed to finish my card for the new Less is More challenge which is:

This week we have a theme for you to follow which is
This could take the form of a friend related sentiment... activities which friends share, images of friends - animal or human or both!

Here is my card:
I took a scalloped cream 6" square card blank and put it through my eBosser with my Lifestyle Whimsy e/f to give it some texture.  I stamped the image (Little Sisters by Rubber Stamp Tapestry) with Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto cream card, tore the edges and inked them.  This was mounted onto a scalloped square nestie.  The sentiment is SU Oval All and I used my SU oval and scalloped oval punches.  The little flower was stamped out again, cut out and popped on top of the oval sentiment with a little pearl made using Liquid Pearls.  The bottom border is my Memory Box Meridian Border die.  I then tied a bow with some cream ribbon...........and "Bob's your uncle"!!!  lol

I had a friend in mind when I made this card so after I took the photos of it I then placed a Liquid Pearl pearl at each intersection of the e/f and, as luck would have it, my Tim Holtz Frosted Film arrived, so I cut a piece the same size as the Little Sisters image and placed on top and burnished (although not sure it shows up in the photo).  It just gives a lovely subtle frosting - and as it comes in a roll of 12" by 6 feet is great value for money as it can be die cut, alcohol inked etc etc.  So here is a photo of the final version although the first card is the one being submitted to the LIM challenge (just in case Chrissie and Jen scroll down this far!!!  lol).  Sorry about slight difference in colour between the two photos but one was taken last night and the other this morning.

 Thanks for dropping by.


  1. HI Karen...lovely vintage look cards and like your background with the pearls... yes we've also had a few snow flurries here and I see from the forecast we are in for more snow next week..


  2. oh love them both, not sure which one gets a head though, the image is just perfect in every way, can see you are thoroughly enjoying your new craft space, long may it continue :)

    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Snow here as well been falling lightly for most of the day but not really settling (thank goodness - we had enough on Friday)
    Love both versions of your card - the image is just perfect.

  4. Gorgeous card Karen, love the final version with the pearls, so pretty! Cute image too. It's been snowing non stop since yesterday, we have about 3"and I'm staying put:)
    Val x

  5. All those techniques used are so effective - I love the embossing folder.

  6. Wow Karen, I haven't heard of that film it sounds great. Super card. I love it with the liquid pearls too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. I'm glad to hear you are having such fun in your new area, Karendipity! How could you not?! Your card is superb, both versions. It is amazing how much dimension the liquid pearls add, when you click back and forth, but I still like the softness of the first one, too. Win, win!

  8. great lattice work karen

    Thanks for joining us
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  9. have enquired re the net stuff and will let you know soon :)
    Hugs and thank you for your lovely comment
    Kate xx


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