Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Less is Best!

When I started working on this card, I had in mind that I would use borders at the top and bottom of the patterned paper, a scalloped oval behind the greeting, pleated ribbon, etc.  However, it just didn't look right...too busy.  I started taking things away, and I'm much happier with the result.  It still has plenty to look at, but it's not overwhelming (I hope).  By the way, this is basically the same card as here...where I also used "less."

"One" of the things I love about Stampin' Up! is the detail of the stamps.  Just look at the intricacy of this two-step stamped image.  The more "solid" image was stamped in Blushing Bride followed by the more detailed image in Riding Hood Red.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (stamp aligner) to make sure they layered just right.
This is everything I used:

Field Flowers
Petite Pairs

Blushing Bride CS
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
Whisper White CS
     Scraps for Flowers and Greeting
     2-1/2x3-1/2 Main Image
Island Indigo CS
     2-3/4x3-3/4 Main Image Mat
Twitterpated DSP
     4-1/4x3-1/2 large Layer

Blushing Bride Stamp Pad
Riding Hood Red Stamp Pad
Pear Pizzazz Stamp Pad
Black Stazon Stamp Pad

Large Oval Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

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  1. I have not been a subscriber for long, but each post is a total "WOW! What a perfect way to use that stamp (or tool, or
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I've just recently found your blog and I love your style. Each card is fresh and clean.