I just saw today that my With Love card from the LIM52 challenge was ShoCASed!!! How exciting is that! Thank you so much!
Now...on to this week's challenge! This week the ladies at Less is More have challenged us to create a one layer card...and it must have stripes! I discovered that I rarely use stripes in my cards, except when I'm using designer paper....but to create the stripes on a one layer card? Had to put my thinking cap on for this one!
For this first card, I masked off part of the card and then stamped vertical lines with Memento London Fog ink. The grey is rather dark, so I stamped it off one time before stamping each set of two lines. The image is Harvest Berries from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the image in Memento Bahama Blue. The sentiment if from Flourishes. I added a couple of scored lines below the stripes and I also added a little glitter dust to each of the leaves and berries. Don't know if you can see the sparkle...but it looks pretty in real life.
This card was created with Papertrey Ink stamps from the Tea for Two set. I stamped in Memento Bahama Blue, then added some stripes to ground the teapot with the matching Memento marker. Sentiment is also from Papertrey. You can't see it here, but I also added a bit of sparkle with the Sakura clear star pen.
I think this one might be my favorite card. The peaches are a Flourishes image. The stripes are from a package of borders...and I have no idea who makes them. I stamped the image, then masked it to stamp the stripes behind it. The stripes are stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. I colored the peaches with Copic markers (using reds, yellows, oranges, pinks...and of course, greens for the leaves). The sentiment is from Flourishes With Gratitude set. I also added a bit of grey shadows to give the peaches some depth. To make the stripes uneven, I used a torn piece of paper to mask off the bottom of the card.
This one was just a last minute thought. Super simple and quick. I stamped the PTI sentiment on the card, then added stripes of double sided tape (I used 1/4 inch Sookwang double sided tape). I actually did two of these cards, but I didn't get the stripes straight on the first on and I used gold glitter and a red sentiment. I like this one better. Before I added my tape to this card, I drew some light pencil lines so that my tape would be straight. Worked much better! Then...I peeled off the top of the tape (on all the stripes) and sprinkled silver glitter all over the tape. Worked beautifully!
Thought I'd also share a little something that I made for the grand kids for Valentine's Day. It's just a super simple little box. It makes about a 2 inch cube and the tabs on the top slid together to make a heart. So cute! I filled each of the little boxes with conversation hearts candy...and they're all ready to go!
Here's the link to the image if you'd like to make a few for Valentine's Day. Just print it out, cut it out, and glue it together! Super easy! Here's the link: HP Explore and Create
That's all for today! Thanks for hanging in there. Hope you find something that inspires you! Thanks for stopping in...and thank you for leaving a comment! Until next time....