Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Just 3 Squares ... Take 2

Hi Crafter's

I don't know why the challenge at the Less is More blog site has been bugging me this week. I can't stop thinking about this one so I have had to do another card.

This time I have made my self a square mask and used it to sponge through. The idea came from Ikki at Ikki's Cuttlebug cupboard  and has done a fab tutorial on how.

Here is my second card.

I sponged first with Distress ink Worn lipstick, then with brushed corduroy over the top.
I then drew around the squares with a brown pencil to make them stand out more.
I stamped the butterfly's onto the design and onto a spare piece of card, coloured them and cut them out to give the card a bit of dimension.
The squares looked a bit empty so I used the mask again and stamped a floral image with the brushed corduroy.
I really enjoyed making this one. I used stamps that had been in my cupboard and never used. I had bought them back in the day when I first started out and didn't get to grips with stamping cos I didn't have a clue about what I was doing so gave up with it. I got back into stamping a couple of years ago and love it now.

Well I hope I've got that out of my system now .....LOL . Hope you like it.
That's all for this post. Thank you for visiting and I will see you soon with another card.


Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your card very pretty.


Chrissie said...

This really is a trompe l'oeil! It looks for all the world as if you have used an applique technique on those squares. What brilliant sponging and stamping! The outlining is very effective too!
Great stuff!
I see you've really got the LIM bug!
See you next week (if not before)!
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Lovely card - I simply can't get enough of these Clean And Simple cards right now


Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous colours.

Katalytic said...

You've put such alot of thought into this and it's paid of, it's a lovely card,great colour

Katalytic said...

You've put a lot of thought into this card and it's paid off, it's lovely

Daffodil Cards said...

You have a fab card here, love the 3D butterflies

Anonymous said...

nice choice of ink colours

Jen said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.
Jenjoy x

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, so effective
So ill you o another? Hope we're not out of your system for good lol

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Viv said...

I love it, the stamping, colour and balance are just right, well done :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

I love this card, the colours and the design are fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Your squares are brill and the little butterflies finish them off. x

Lexxie said...

Totally fabby stamping Sue, the overall effect is brilliant,
Love Sarita xx