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Monday, November 7, 2011

Remember, remember, the fifth of November...

I am a few days late, but when I checked out the Less is More challenge Saturday before I headed to a work event, I immediately had an idea. It had to stay in the back of my head until I got home on Sunday, but I am thrilled with the way it turned out.

The challenge this week is to use red and orange- and given that winter is just around the corner, I will jump at the chance to use warmer colours.

I have the Hero Arts Dandelion flower seed stamp, and I haven't played with it much yet, but I was immediately inspired to use it- reminds me of fireworks.
For this card, I used distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany to stamp the image, and cut the white card to 5x5 inches. I matted it on glitter orange stock cut to 5.25 square. The sentiment is stamped in black. I added spots of sparkle on the flowers with a Spica clear pen. It's a little hard to see, but it looks fab in person.



For the second card, I cut a 4.25x5.5 inch front and created a mask with a 3 inch circle punched out.
I sponged on Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Fired Brick into the mask and dabbed it with a babywipe to brighten the colours, then stamped the dandelion stamp three times.

The black looks a little washed out in the picture- it's more bold in person. 

5 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous stamp! I like both cards, especially the first. Great perspective - makes me feel like a ladybird looking up!

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  2. Oooo! These are simply stunning! :) I think that it was a fab idea to use that dandelion stamp--it really looks great and fireworks-esque!!! :)

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  3. What terrific cards. This stamp is one of my favourites and you have used it superbly!
    Great job!
    Thanks so much!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Love your dandelion cards. Your use of the image is just fab! x

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  5. Two smashing cards - I do love that dandelion stamp image too

    Kathyk

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