Sunday, September 16, 2012

LIM85 - Ovals

This week's theme at Less is More is to create a clean and simple card and to incorporate an oval on the card.  As challenges go, this week Chrissie and Mandi are taking it easy on us...~wink~...come on join in the fun and get your "oval" on!

I've only completed 4 cards for this week's challenge...I think I'm slipping! LOL!  And now...let's start off with my favorite card.


Super simple...cut an oval using a Spellbinder die and sponged it with DI (tumbled glass) while it was still in the die.  The branch, leaves, and bird are dies from Memory Box.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is stamped in Memento black.  Like I said...super simple...but I really loved how this one turned out!


This second card was cut in an oval shape (to fit in a standard 4.25 x 5.5 envelope) with the Cameo.  I also cut out the oval on the front, then cut a liner to fit inside the front of the card so that the cut out oval was slightly smaller than the one on the front of the card.  That's how I got the nice green frame.  Then I put the white oval that I'd cut out of the front of the card back in place and stamped the cherry blossoms from a Flourishes collection around the oval.  I removed the cut out oval and had a nice border of flowers around the frame.  The sentiment is stamped inside the card and is from Papertrey Ink.  One note...these oval cards are a bit tricky to photograph...they like to rock!


This card was made using my largest lacy edge oval die from Spellbinders.  I measured the inside of the card (inside the dotted line) and then cut a card base with the Cameo and adhered the Spellbinder piece on top of the card base.  The flowers were cut twice...once in pink and once in green, then paper pieced and I also added a touch of pink Copics to the blooms.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  This card really turned out pretty...but it just doesn't want to "stand"! I fixed that....I just trimmed off the smallest edge off the bottom of the oval card base...and it sits perfectly!


And last but not least.....another Flourishes card.  This time I used a Butterflies and Blossoms collection.  I stamped the image on white card stock, colored it with Copics, cut it out with a Spellbinder oval, and then layered it on a piece of shiny, textured, red card stock.  The butterfly was hanging slightly off the edge of the oval, so I just stamped him again and popped him on top of the image.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is stamped on white and also has the red borders.  I clipped each end to make a banner of it and rounded the bottom corners of the card base.

Whew! Bet you thought I'd never hush!  Thanks a million for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit and if you leave a comment, please know that I truly appreciate it!! Until next time.....

Hugs!
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20 comments:

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful, Susan. The first and last cards are my favorites. Love them. :) ann

Chrissie said...

These are all just fab Susan... It would be hard to choose a favourite.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Darnell J Knauss said...

Always awesome, Susan! I agree with Chrissie, it's too hard to pick a favorite this time!

Kellylouj said...

What a beautiful card, I love this. There is also still time to enter into Willow Sketchie Challenge if you are interested - the theme is things with wings x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards Susan, love your shaped cards and all your fabulous dies! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Wow all stunners.....Fabulous hope you are well....Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

All beautiful, Susan. If I had to choose I would pick the last one, I love the stamped images and your colouring is fab. Sue x

Kim S said...

Each is stunning - the Be Still card took my breath away!

Aileen said...

These are beautiful. My fav is the first. Love the soft sky. x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful as always Susan your creations are a credit to you..simply gorgeous x

Loli said...

Hola Susan, gorgeous, gorgeous work!!!, all your cards are absolutely amazing but my fav. is the second one, i love it!! green and pink match perfect, well done!
A hug from Palma and take care

Mandi said...

Fantastic cards, as aever Susan
The second is a cracker!

Thanks very much
mandi
LIM

Karen said...

More gorgeousness from the "Go-getter" studio Susan. Love all of them but the first is beautiful in its simplicity, but they are all lovely.

Hugs.

Karen x

Bonnie said...

I can't believe how long it's been since I've been to visit, Susan. I have so enjoyed catching up with your gorgeous creations and reading about each one. Hope things have calmed down for you now. It's been pretty crazy around here but thankfully nothing bad, except for the boys being sick a few days. I love all your ovals, especially that sweet bird. And your leaves from last week are all gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Beautiful as always Susan. Love the first one.
Lynne xxx

Suzi B said...

You always come up trumps Susan! these are all fabulous.
suzi b x

Vicky Hayes said...

Another stunning gallery from you Susan but I agree with your top pick - the purity of the first card is just breathtaking.

Gay Peplow said...

How many cards!!!!! Again a beautiful set of cards Susan, you are a star! Each is lovely I don't have a favourite I love them all equally :0) Gay x

Viv said...

Fabulous cards Susan, all of them :) Viv xx

Faith A said...

Fabulous work.

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