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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Less Is More - 2nd Card

I needed a couple of thinking of you cards for a customer so decided to use the Less Is More recipe again but I hope I've left enough white space to qualify. I deliberately kept the butterfly to the right to leave white space on the left of the card.

I've used the same elements, Seam Binding, Butterflies & buttons but have gone for a different colour scheme.

All the elements of this card except the tiny buttons are from Stampin' Up!.

I've used So Saffron & Baha Breeze cardstock & Baha Breeze Seam Binding to make the bow. I had to go back to my own technique for the ribbon as I just couldn't get Chrissie's tutorial to work for me this time :-( but will definitely keep practicing!!

The butterfly is made by layering the different size butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit & I've used the tiny buttons again to make the 'flight path'.

The bottom of the white cardstock has been stamped with the wording from the Strength & Hope stamp set in So Saffron Basic Ink & then I've run the cardstock through the Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from the So Happy For You stamp set which is no longer available stamped in Baha Breeze & punch out using the Large Modern Label punch.

Thanks for looking & for any comments you leave.

17 comments:

nessy said...

oh this is stunning ~ love the buttons!!~love it all ~really must have a go at a less is more card!!
vanessa xx

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so pretty love the colours x

Debs M said...

love this, great idea to stamp with that stamp set x

Valerie said...

Love what you've done with the stamping and embossing Sharon. I'm new to SU but attended a crafting extravaganza SU day in Somerset ( posted on my blog) arranged by my sister and am totally hooked now. As a gift we were given a set of Strength and Hope stamps and that beautiful butterfly on your first card is part of it. Love your cards:)
Val x

Claire x said...

Great card - embossing and stamping is just fab and lovely CAS colours too. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

Very pretty I love the little heart buttons.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sharon

What lovely cards you've entered this week for LIM I love them both! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog too.

Hugs

Tina
X

fatmonica said...

This is a great card!

Mandi said...

Lovely card sharon, nice fresh colours
Love the little buttons
Thanks for entering
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

coops said...

gorgeous card sharon.beautiful colours ;D

xx coops xx

GinaA said...

very clean pretty card, fab colours, the tiny buttons are lovely.

Chrissie said...

You certainly don't need my technique if you can attach a bow like this Sharon... it looks beautiful!
Super colour choice and a great card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Love this Sharon. Great butterfly and love the embossing with the text stamped over the top = very effective. Sue.x

Aileen said...

Love the text going along the bottom and your choice of colours. x

Kim said...

I like your card; I like the way you've used the heart buttons!

Nicola Anne said...

Hi Sharon, managing to catch up with all the blogs since the big move. Your less is more cards are just stunning and I love the Baha Breeze seam binding, lovely colour. Nic xxxx

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combo, just perfect