Sunday, 13 February 2011

Clean and Simple Stamping.

Hi Crafter's

I have made todays card with a challenge in mind. It's not something I normally do but when I saw this challenge blog I just fancied having a go, and why not...... I like a challenge now and then.

Hop along to the Less is More blog site and see some lovely cards made by some very cleaver people.
Or enter the challenge your self.

Well I had better show you my entry.......

The rules are to make a clean and simple, one layer card, using a tree or flower stamp.

Here is what I did...
I stamped my image onto my card base, then embossed a circle with one of my Nestabillities die cutters, to high light part of my stamp.
I hadn't cut out a mask of the floral branch, so instead of sponging the background I very carefully used my water colour pencils to colour around the image keeping the nestabllities circle in place so I got a nice crisp edge.
I then coloured in my floral branch with a mixture of my watercolour pencils and distress ink. Then stamped my greeting.
To finish, I embossed a double border around the outer edge of  the card.

When I thought of this card, I was going to leave the parts of the image out side of the circle uncoloured. When I did this though it didn't look right so I went ahead and coloured in the whole of it. I was then much happier with the result.

That's all for this post, let me know what you think. I love to hear from you and thank you for visiting. See you again soon.


Fiona said...

Very classy and lovely colours.

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

Mandi said...

Stunning card susan, I love blossom!
the embossed frame look sFAB

Thanks for participating, much appreciated

"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

The little bit in and the little bit out of the circle work really well and you have chosen the perfect sized circle for your embossed frame.
The sentiment balances the image well.
Thanks for joining us!
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...


Lovely card a stunner

Susan said...

Very eye-catching card! Beautifully done!

Sarn said...

What a lovely card. Very elegant.
Hugs, Sandra

Sarn said...

What a lovely card. Very elegant.
Hugs, Sandra

Lynne said...

Beautiful card.
Lynne xxx

Lynne K said...

A very pretty card! The blossom image is perfectly placed, and the embossed border sets it off beautifully. Lynne x

Lynne said...

Hi Sue, Me again. Ofcourse I`m not offended. I`m always open to constructive comments and I agree with what you said.
Thanks for the other comments too I`m even more open to flattery lol.
Lynne xxx

Sallie's Place said...

Stunning card, very elegant

Aileen said...

The blossoms are lovely!

Sue said...

Hi Susan, gorgeous, gorgeous , gorgeous...can ya tell i love it:)


Marlou McAlees said...

love your card, its gorgeous!! :)

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, the flowers are lovely.

Stamps and Paper said...

A really pretty card.


Joey said...

Beautiful card I love the detail with the nesties Joey x

Cazro said...

Fantastic, love everything about it. Caz

Deborah Frings said...

I really like the borders you've made on this card. The cherry blossom is lovely!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

The texture you achieved with the moon/circle looks great! So much to love with this card.

Lexxie said...

Love how you've stamped around your embossed circle Sue, and your embossed frame is beautiful.
Thank you for your offer of selling my stamps and your kind words, at the moment I'm just doing it for personal pleasure, but who knows what the future holds!
Love Sarita xx