Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happiness with Love

The Less is More challenge this week is a RECIPE

We have a very simple recipe this week and that is simply to make a card which is
NOT A SQUARE
nor a rectangle for that matter.
What we're really trying to say is that we want a shaped card.


I decided to use my Labels Collection Framelit dies.  I'd been wanting to try a shaped card with them and hadn't got around to it.  Nothing like a challenge to spur me on.

I was thinking of last weeks One Layer Wednesday challenge to do something sweet.  What's sweeter than a rose.  Well, chocolate is, but I don't have a chocolate stamp. (I'd give you the link, but whenever I try to get to that blog, I get a virus warning.  Not sure what that means, but I think I'll stay away from there for a few days.)  Here's the link for this week's One Layer Wednesday Challenge.

And the CAS challenge at SCS is LOVE., hence this sentiment.

I shaped the card by folding the card before diecutting and placing the fold inside the edgelit so it wouldn't cut the top.  (You probably already knew that, right?)  I snipped off the point at the bottom too, so it would sit straight.

I used markers to ink the flower then a blender pen to spread the color and add a little more color in some spots.

I thought it could use a frame, so I laid a smaller Edgelit on the front, and traced around it with a marker.  I need to work on that technique, since starting and stopping leaves little dots.  Hence the dots all around.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happiness Shared, Field Flowers (sentiment)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, SU Markers (Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, More Mustard)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Blender Pen


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always enjoy hearing from you.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, it really looks like you stitched around it! SO very pretty! Love the shape and a great idea to snip off the bottom so it sets straight.
Lynn

Deanna said...

This is so lovely.I love the rose and the shape is perfect.

Victoria said...

Happiness Shared is right at the top of my wish list at the moment.... that flower is just gorgeous. Beautiful colouring!

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card, I love these framelits dies :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Cynthia said...

I totally thought you had stitched around your card too! I LOVE the way it came out! And you're right--it's such a sweet card!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So pretty, Bonnie! Until I read the post, I thought you had stitched, or drawn a stitch line. And your beautiful rose reminded me of embroidery, so both together reminded me of the pillow-cases I used to love at grandpa's. Thank you for that nice memory!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is such a pretty, shaped card. Love the rose. Snipping at the bottom is a great idea..thanks for that tip.

Chrissie said...

Super card Bonnie!
Love this die.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Absolutely beautiful Bonnie
Love the stitching
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Very pretty and delicate shaped card. x