Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Is that a word? Scripting.  Spell check thinks it is.  The Less is More challenge this week is to use
on a one layer card

Here's the first one I did.

Well, it's not actually the first one.  Or even the third one.  You wouldn't believe the trouble I had doing a card for this challenge!  First I stamped the sentiment crooked.  On a one layer card, that's it.  It becomes trash. On the second try, not only did I stamp the sentiment crooked, but I smudged it too. On the third try, I had the script all wonky.  Note to self.  When using a Stamp-a-majig, be sure to restamp on the plastic thingy when the stamp has been removed from the clear block and replaced.  LOL, I can't believe I did that when I had been warning people about doing the same thing during a class the day before!

I gave up on that design.  Actually, I was able to save the design from the first card and  you'll see it on another card later this week.  It's not a one layer card anymore.

So, on this card, I just stamped the script once and the flower overlapping.  Then I used my Stamp-a-majig to draw the lines around the script.  It works really well to draw straight lines.

I really wasn't happy with this card so did another and I think I like this one better.

The leaves are starting to pop out on the trees around here, so I stamped these leaves from the French Foliage set in Certainly Celery, masked them and stamped the script in Crumb Cake.  I scored a couple of lines above and below the design and inked just the sentiment on one of the Perfect Punch stamps with Marina Mist to brighten it up a bit.

When I was driving down the Interstate on Saturday I saw a whole field of blue.  I'm not sure what the flowers were, but it looked like a blue carpet and the contrast with the Spring green was lovely.

I usually like to do one layer cards, but this week I really struggled.  Next week that's probably all I'll want to do.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Charming
Ink:  Crumb Cake, SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other: Gold flat backed beads

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  French Foliage, Perfect Punches
Ink: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, SU Marker (Marina Mist)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Simple Scored

That's all for tonight.  I'm so glad you stopped by.



Sasha said...

Hi Bonnie,
Both your cards are really pretty. I love your stamping and lovely pastel colours you added :)

jimlynn said...

Both are so pretty Bonnie. I just could not get anything going on that challenge! Every thing I did just was not looking right - but love yours!

Cynthia said...

Love the cards, Bonnie! I couldn't really pick a favorite. I hope you don't mind, but I'm definitely going to CASE these at some point!! =D

Benzi said...

Bonnie, you know I feel your pain. Both of us have had a trying week in the craft room. But, your cards came out beautifully and no one would ever know of your trials.
I sure would have loved to have seen that field of blue.

Brigitte said...

Beautiul. I like this card so much.

Chrissie said...

Well these finished up beautifully Bonnie, I particularly like the second one, but then French Foliage is one of my all time favourite stamp sets.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards, very pretty flower on the first one and love the leaves on the second one.
Thank you so much for your comment.

Kath x

Mandi said...

These are both lovely Bonnie, as alwys
the second has the edge for me

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Both cards are wonderful Bonnie. I love the soft delicate colours.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I can hear your frustration Bonnie but both of these cards are just gorgeous! Isn't it amazing what you can do with a stampamajig!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bonnie, this is what the internet gives as a definition for 'scripting': Definition: Scripting is just a more modern term for interpreting.
Many webservers use Scripted languages like PHP or VBScript. Most Web browsers have a scripting engine built in so they can execute JavaScript.

Some applications like the MS Office (Word, Excel etc) include scripting through visual basic type languages.

So, it IS a word! I like your interpretation much, much better than this dry dictionary one. :)

I use a SAMJ all the time; don't know how I'd get along without one. i think both your cards are beautiful!

Carol said...

Isn't it just frustrating that you do something well all the time, but when you NEED to do it, everything seems to fly out the window? I know, I shake my head in wonder myself! But, I think you did a marvelous job on these one layers...really like the leaves and script...very classy!

Diane said...

Glad you persevered, your cards are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, they have both turned out beautifully. I am a little biased towards the French Foliage one though.

Lisa A. said...

Hi Bonnie!! Your cards are lovely...especially love the leaves and scripted border of the second one...sooooo pretty!! hope all is well with you:)!!