It's recipe week at the Less is More challenge. Our challenge from Chrissie and Mandi this week is create a card and incorporate 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else. Gotta get my thinking cap on for this one!
Here's what I came up with for this week's challenge:
Thought I might as well start off with my favorite card from all the cards I've made today. For this card...there are...3 flowers, 2 apertures, and 1 word sentiment. The flowers are from Flourishes and were colored with Copics and then I did a little fussy cutting (whew!). I used two sizes of Spellbinder square dies, and cut the apertures in two pieces of card stock, one the same size as the card base front (5.50 x 4.25). I masked off part of the card base that would be showing behind the second aperture and sponged it with wild honey DI. The sentiment is stamped in black and is a stamp from Flourishes. Then I adhered the top panel with the largest aperture centered over the smaller aperture before adhering to the card base. Slipped the flowers between the 2 apertures and popped them up a touch with some dimensional tape.
This was actually the first card I made. It just didn't do it for me. I punched three apertures with a stamp punch in a white panel cut slightly smaller than the card base. Then I stamped some flowers (PTI) in angel pink Mementos ink on the card base so that they would show through the openings. The sentiment is also from PTI and is stamped in black. So...we have...3 apertures, two words in the sentiment (and two inks), and 1 piece of pink bling.
Since I had the 3 "stamps" punched from the first card, I decided to use them for my second card. I stamped each of the "stamps" with an image from PTI in Memento teal. Then I used a matching pen and put dots around each edge of the "stamps". The sentiment is from Flourishes. So...we have...3 "stamps", 2 score lines (or two words in the sentiment), and 1 piece of bling (or one punched edge).
For this card I was playing around with DI again. I've used...3 colors of ink - wild honey, worn lipstick, and chipped sapphire DI - to create the background. Then I spritzed the background with a little mister to give it a mottled look. The "grass" at the bottom is a PTI stamp. The butterflies are punched with a MS punch and colored with Copics. I layered the inked piece on a piece of dark blue and adhered it to the card base. Here's the 3-2-1....3 words in the sentiment (or three ink colors), 2 scored lines (or 2 butterflies), and 1 piece of bling.
And, last of all (and I probably shouldn't have posted this as it is SO simple!). Recipe...3 strips of washi tape, 2 words in the sentiment, and 1 heart brad. The white panel was cut slightly smaller than the card base, and then I added red card stock strips around the edges before layering it directly to the card base. The sentiment is stamped using the Paper Smooches alphabet letters. I didn't have a red heart brad, but I did have a white one. I coated the brad with versamark ink, then dipped it into red embossing powder. After I heat set it, I dipped it another couple of times in the embossing powder to get a good shiny surface on the heart. Really loved how well this worked out.
That's all for me right now. Thanks a million for popping in! I appreciate your thoughtful comments!! Until next time.