Saturday, February 11, 2012

LIM54 - It's all about the Stripes

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....

Hugs!
Photobucket


Pin It!

38 comments:

Gibmiss said...

hI SUSAN
wOW ...GORGEOUS SELECTION OF CARDS SUSAN...ALL HAVE THE WOW FACTOR
hUGS SYLVIE
XXX

Rosemary said...

hey susan!! another fantastic selection of cards for the challenge! i don't know how you do it!! i can barely get one done, lol!!

Lisa A. said...

These are beautiful, Susan! What wonderful creativity with stripes! The card with the peaches doesn't look like only one layer...beautiful coloring...you have inspired me:)!!

ThinkInk Creative said...

Hi Susan. I've been off challenges for a while. I've missed you're beautiful cards. Good to see you're still making them :D

I really love the first one you posted. Who'd have thought grays and blues would looks so "happy"?

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Dana said...

Wow, great cards! I have to say my favorite is the one with the peaches!

Chrissie said...

These are simply fabulous Susan...what a wonderful array of stripy cards!
You always do us proud!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

WOW Susan, you put so much effort into your entries, these are fabulous!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Valerie said...

Wow Susan so many fab ideas for the stripe challenge, love them all! Cute little boxes:)
Val x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous selection of cards, they are all brilliant.
Yvonne

Fiona said...

Brilliant cards as usual Susan, how do you come up with SO many great ideas?

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards Susan, I especially love the peaches, they look so real, and such a great sentiment
Beryl x

Faith A said...

Susan these are GORGEOUS cards, love them ALL, but the peach stand out, although I love the first one too.

Scrapmate said...

Wow fabulous cards.

Suze Bain said...

Super cards Susan, think the peaches is my favourite too - fabulous colouring. Bet the kids love those sweetie boxes too! xx

cnelson said...

Gorgeous cards and I love those little boxes!

Loli said...

Hola Susan oooooohhh, you're the queen:D:D:D, fantastic cards, i love your teapot, because i love the tea, wonderful work Susan, well done as always.
Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

Joyce said...

Wow--your 4 cards are really lovely. All so different, and all use stripes in a different way. I've been frantically making cards for PTI anniversary, trying but not succeeding at winning. Oh, well. There's always the credit card. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog. I think my fave of today is the one with Harvest Berries. I'm totally intrigued with your 'tangles' and am going to show them to my artsy daughter.

Karen Lynn said...

I'm not a card maker (except for zentangle ones), but I love these. They are all fabulous. I can't even pick a favorite because they are all different and wonderful.

Sally said...

Fab cards Susan & my fave is the peach one, I love the stripes.
Sally M x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW that's quite a collection of stunning cards Susan, my favourite is the first, I love your little love boxes too, wonderful gifts, xxx

Bonnie said...

Wow Susan, you outdid yourself this week. I think I like the peach card the best too but all are great!

Kathyk said...

Such a fabulous selection that it's just too hard to pick a fave. I've used the "quick" double sided tape and glitter myself - looks just fab an no-one knows how quick they are to make but us!!!!

Kathyk

Elaine said...

Lovely selection of cards with stripes - think the first one or the peaches is my favourite!!

Sue said...

Wow Susan, you have done well yet again with so many entries into the LIM challenge. A great set of cards. Sue.x

Margaret said...

All gorgeous Susan!
Margaret x

Angelnorth said...

Great set of striped LIM cards! The peach image is lovely and I loved the different lengths of the stripes behind on that one. Love the grounding of the teapot too!

Jenny said...

mmm I could just reach out and take one of those peaches Susan :)
Gorgeous cards, especially love the harvest berries, one of my fave PTI sets :)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous striped cards, Susan. I LOVE the first one. It's gorgeous the way the leaf image hangs down below the stripes. Beautiful. Ann Y.

Karen K said...

These are all super, I love each one, they are all so different and didn't you come up with some great ideas.

k x

Kathleen said...

You never cease to amaize me Susan, always tip top entries but my favorite of this bunch is the peaches.

Kath x

Jose said...

Beautiful cards, and the peaches are my favourite, I wish I could colour images like that, love it.

Aileen said...

Once again fantastic projects Susan. Love the different interpretations of the stripes but my fav is the first. x

Viv said...

So many fabulous cards Susan, well done :) Viv xx

GinaA said...

What an absolutely stunning collection of cards.

Linby said...

Great cards. I love those boxes.
Linbyx

ding said...

Wonderful set of cards, they all look amazing and congratulations on the showcase
Diane

Vicky said...

Fabulous selection of cards - so creative :)

Vicky Hayes said...

These are fantastic! I love the way you always show a selection Susan. I'm rather attracted to glitter in neat strips too but the teapot card is my favourite of these.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails