I've missed playing in the Less is More challenge for a couple of weeks. It's been a busy two weeks for me. As some of you might remember from a previous post, my mother (who is 86) fell and broke her hip and had hip replacement surgery. She's now in a rehab facility and is working hard to get her strength back so that she can go back home. It will probably be 6 weeks or more before they let her go home, but she's very determined to make it. The doctors don't really want her to go back home alone, but that's what she wants, and we're determined to try and make it happen for her.
After returning from the 6 hour trip to check on my mother, my hubby and I took a little vacation to the beach at Sanibel Island which is about 9 hours in the opposite direction...WHEW! So...it's been more than two weeks since I've done any stamping, card making, or scrapbooking...so my mojo has flown the coop!
Anyway....I digress, I wanted to tell you about the card I created for this week's Less is More challenge, where we've been challenged to create a one layer card using one image twice. Did I mention that my mojo is still on holiday?...this is all I could come up with for this week's challenge. Maybe my brain will kick into gear next week! LOL!
This finished size of this card is approximately 4.5 x 6 inches. I cut a piece of white card stock 6 x 9 inches, then scored it 2.25 inches from each end to make my "doors". Then, I cut a small 1.5 inch square and used the negative space as an embossing template with my light box, to score the three panels on each door. I used a Copic marker to add shading to each panel and stamped a wreath in the top panel of each door. The wreaths were stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves, then colored with various markers. I added a gold brad on each door for the "door knob".
Here's a peek at the inside of the card when you open the "doors". I stamped a tree (I believe it's a SU stamp). Then I added a few baubles with red stickles. The sentiments are both from Papertrey Ink.
Thought I also share another layout I did a few weeks ago. These are my granddaughters, Camilah and Natalie.
For this layout, I used Echo Park Splash collection. I love the bright colors in this collection. I made the kite by cutting a diamond shape and paper piecing for triangles for the kite, leaving a small red border for the crosspieces. The tail of the kite was cut with an craft knife then I tied tiny ribbon knots and adhered them to the kite tail. The circle embellies were punched circles from one of the papers and then I cut out the octagons and pop-dotted them on the circles. I added a bit of doodling to each circle and octagon. The large title letters are some old chipboard from my stash and the small letters are Basic Grey. I used two different punches for this layout - the loopy edge and the scallop with dots - both MS punches. The date was computer generated and I inked the edges with pink. The quote is a Hero Arts stamp - stamped in black Memento ink and then I inked the edges with pink. I added 3 dimensional dots in orange to the title letters and across the bottom between the circles and some teal dots to the kite. Journaling is tucked behind the top of the photo and reads:
Camilah and Natalie, you two have grown up so fast and you are both beautiful young ladies. It’s so nice to know that you’re friends. You are also beautiful, sweet, kind, talented, and incredibly smart. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful granddaughters.
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