Friday, 25 March 2011

A bit more ...... but not much!

Well, I sat down to make a Less is NOT More card (see previous post!), but when it came to it, I didn't put very much more on it! I think I must have become too used to the minimal style! Need more practice!

I made this card for my niece's birthday. She's not an overly fussy person, so it's probably best I didn't go overboard with it. I was lucky enough to be given a box full of bits and pieces recently. The after-school club at the school where I work had had several boxes full of cardmaking stash donated to them, but some of it wasn't really suitable for them to use. The teacher who runs the club asked me if I would like some! I didn't hesitate for long!

It was mostly paper and card, and embellishments such as the dress on this card. Not something I would have bought for myself, but seeing as I'd got it, I thought I would try and use it. It had a bit of rather naff string tied in a bow around the waist, so I took that off and added the pearls instead. I've just bought a couple of Darkroom Door background stamps, Floral, and Flourish. They're huge (cover the whole of an A6 card), and I've used the Floral one here, stamped in a pale pink Versamagic ink on a cream card.  Unfortunately it doesn't show up very well in the photo. You can see it a little better in the close up.

My camera doesn't seem to pick up creams and pale yellows very well. They come out a mucky looking grey! The spotty paper is by Papermania, with a Martha Stewart border punch and Nestabilities ovals. The sentiment is a very old one by Stamps Unlimited, who I don't think are around now.

It will be back to Less is More tomorrow, but after that.... I've just got some of the gorgeous new printed tags from Crafty Individuals, and they're definitely not clean and simple....



Netty said...

Terrific card Lynne especially love the background. Annette x

Sally H said...

That's fabulous, Lynne! I love it. That background stamp looks beautiful - can't wait to see it in real life!

Lisa Jane said...

A really pretty card Lynn. Different to your usual.. but just as nice. I like doing different things rather than the same style all the time and sometimes you have to tailor the card to the recipient .
I love the embossing and the little coat hanger
Lisa x

Stella said...

I think it's perfect. Not too much but I love the elegant touch of the dress.
I hope you had a wonderful day; bought some Nesties?

Debbie Dolphin said...

Beautiful Lynn xxxxxxxxx
love Debbie xxxxxx