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.....