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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Less is More Week 3

The theme for the Less is More challenge this week is Spring and they have also provided a great tutorial on writing sentiments using Microsoft Word - I couldn't get it to work exactly as they did but of course different versions of Word have slightly different features but I will persevere to see if I can get it all to happen as it should.  I did print my wording directly onto a DL card which is a first for me although I often make sentiments using the computer and either punch them or die cut them to use.  The daffodils were stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I've had for many years but can't remember when it was last used - I had to have a search for it as I knew it was somewhere in my stamp collection.  Colouring was done using Polychromos pencils and the image was simply layered with two Nestabilities die cuts - I managed to resist the urge to add a few pearls although I was tempted!!  This 'Less is More' style is proving to be such a challenge for me but it is good to step outside the comfort zone and try different styles and ideas.

It occurs to me that this card would also fit the criteria for the Forgotten Friday challenge so do go and check this out too and maybe think about taking part in this fairly new challenge.

25 comments:

  1. This is just lovely,I haven't seen that die cut before and what a good idea to turn one sideways, gives a whole new effect!
    Great to see you back!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Lovely spring card Val... I'll be trying the text boxes later ;0
    sue x

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  3. I like DL, tall cards too!
    Your card is very crisp and spring-like! An odd pearl is allowed, but, I don't think your cards needs it! The daffs are great lovely colouring
    Like the black sentiment, it pulls everything together
    Thank you!
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. Beautiful CAS card, love those daffs.

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  5. Lovely card and I do like the way you have used the die cuts.
    Jenny

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  6. The framing for your daffodils is great. x

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  7. Val well done for getting your words on the card....love the daffs..really spring like.

    Anne

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  8. Super card, love the die cut shape you used.

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  9. Beautiful card and a lovely sentiment xx

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  10. Hi there, daffs are a favourite spring flower so I just love your card. The die cuts look super turned different ways, and well done on the PC printing. I couldn't follow all of Chrissie instructions - obviously a different prog on my PC like you. As you say "Good to work out of your comfort zone" - it's a good way to learn new techniques. ikki x

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  11. Love your card. along with snowdrops, daffodils are my favourite spring flowers. If you visit my blog there is something for you. http://butterflies-and-bees.blogspot.com/2011/02/award.html

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  12. A Very pretty card Val, love how you've framed the image. Well done for printing on the card. I will have to try that later.

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  13. Gorgeous card Val - love the colours. Which dies did you use?

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  14. Oh my, a lovely image and card

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  15. What a beautiful card. Love the frame you've created, a very clever idea.

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  16. This is a really elegant card - I do like the dies you've used to cut the layers. Lovely verse too!

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  17. Love that nestability....might need to find that one! Beautiful coloring and a sweet card!

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  18. Hi my scrapling card is an offcut when I have made a square card. It is 3" x 5". Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comment. Hugs xChrisB

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  19. Lovely card, the die cuts are great and the sentiment is very apt, although it's snowing like crazy here in Michigan!! I think I might finally see some daffs in my garden sometime in April!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  20. Lovely card, I think I've got that die so I'll have to get it out and try turning it around - it looks great.
    Gina x

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  21. Hello, lovely card - the yellow and green colour combo is so springlike and fresh and the daffodils are beautiful. Elizabeth x

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  22. Super pretty card. Love your daffs, they are coloured beautifully and I love the die cuts too.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. Beautifil card!! The image is so fresh and daffodils are a breath of fresh air and the heralding of spring. xx

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