The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using polka dots. I thought that would be super easy, but I was wrong. I finally ended up with two cards to share with you.
This first card was made with a white card base. I added a strip of polka dotted paper across the bottom and scored a line above it. The sentiment is from PTI. The candles are the new Flourishes Christmas stamps. I stamped them with Memento ink and colored them with Copics. Then I cut them out and pop dotted them on the polka dotted paper. I added a little glitter in places and a bit of glaze to the ornaments, but it's hard to see here. The glow around the flames of the candles was something I just added, that's not part of the stamp.
This is actually the first card I made and I wasn't really happy with it, but decided to post it anyway. The ornament is a PTI die that I cut from white card stock then colored with a silver leafing pen. I added red dots with some liquid pearls. The sentiment is from PTI, stamped in black and punched out with the slot punch then backed with red card stock. I pop dotted the sentiment on the ornament. The ribbon I used to string through the top of the ornament is some sparkly red braid I found in my stash. The bow was tied with a neat little bow maker my hubby made for me. I also have a dotted background by using an embossing folder, then backed it with red and popped it on the white card base. The ornament is also pop dotted on the dotted background.
Thought I'd also share a new layout that I finished last weekend. It's another photo of my maternal grandparents taken around 1952.
I used Basic Grey Curio papers for this layout. The flowers were all cut from one of the papers and pop dotted on the background. I used a lot of inking and distressing on this layout. The pretty lacy border across the bottom was cut with a Spellbinder die. The black corner scrolls are Bo Bunny rub ons. The title work was cut with the Silhouette and colored with Copics to match the papers. I added a bit of bling across the lacy border and 3 buttons at the top. In the areas that are torn, I inked them heavily and added another piece of the Curio papers behind the tears. I also added a tiny bronze tag that says "simple". The photo is mounted on some photo corners that I punched with a punch I've had for years.The green leaves were cut with a Spellbinder die. I tucked the journaling behind the striped mat and it reads:
These are my Mama’s parents, William and Ola Pace. I don’t remember too much about them because they were both gone before I was five years old. I have a cousin who has researched the history of the Pace family and my grandfather (William Pace) is a descendant of Richard Pace who received a land patent in 1620 and established Pace’s Paines Plantation which was across the James River from the settlement of Jamestown. It appears that my family has deep roots in America.
I wanted to get this posted earlier in the week, but things have been rather hectic around here lately. Hubby is home and doing much better and for that I am thankful. It was a rough week or two. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, they mean a lot to me. Until next time.....
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