I'm a little late getting my card done for this week's Less is More challenge. Each week, Chrissie and Mandi give us a new challenge...and I encourage you go check it out! There are some beautiful cards posted by some very talented individuals. Mandi and Chrissie usually give some helpful hints or a short tutorial. I promise that you won't be disappointed!
For my card this week, I made an embossed frame backed with a piece of black card stock. The frame is pop-dotted above the image and I love the depth that it gives! The image is a Flourishes stamp called Lenten Rose. I used a technique called Spotlighting. I stamped my image on the card base, then I stamped it again on another piece of matching white card stock. On the second piece, I added my "touch of red" by coloring just the one rose and part of the leaf. I punched the colored rose out with a 1 inch circle punch and backed it with a 1 1/8 inch circle of black card stock. Then I layered it on top of the black and white image. The sentiment is from the same collection.
I spent the weekend with my Mother to celebrate her 86th birthday. Two of my siblings were able to join us for dinner. I wish all six of us could have been there. That would have really made her birthday special.
While we were there, I also went to a crop with my sister and my niece. I didn't take anything with me to work on, but my sister was prepared! She had printed out this darling photo of my youngest granddaughter, Maggie. Maggie was getting a bath while visiting her great-grandma...and it seems the best place to take a bath was in the kitchen sink!
My scrapping tools were limited, since we were at a crop, but it's amazing what you can do with just a little. The papers are from Making Memories and are called Chloe's Closet. The colors were perfect with the colors in the photo! I hand cut some of the flowers from the papers and popped them up around the photo. The little squares on the side were cut in 1.5 inch squares, and I rounded each of the corners of the top and bottom piece. I also round the outside corners on the mat behind the photo. I cut a frame from the blue gingham and used it to frame the photo. Added a bit of faux stitching in blue and orange...and a few buttons for the flower centers. I also added glossy accents to the title word "wet". I kind of got a kick out of the title...because if you've ever bathed a baby...you know...they are definitely "slippery when wet"!!
(The layout is on a white background and does not have a black border...I added the black border digitally so that the edges of the layout would be visible.)
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