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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Friends at LIM


Today the challenge at Less is More is on the theme of 'Friends' and this is my entry. Yesterday I was watching a video on YouTube called 'Quick & Easy Focal Points' so I thought I would give it a go. (If you would like to see how it's done the video can be found here). I started by stamping a retired stamp, in Elegant Eggplant, straight onto a 12cm square card blank, this was then masked off using a post-it note cut slightly bigger than the sentiment. The leaf stamp from Summer Silhouettes was inked with Certainly Celery, stamped off and then stamped onto the card with the flowers stamped in Perfect Plum (I don't think I could have cleaned my small stamp properly last time I used it because they look a little redder than the larger flowers!). The mask was then removed before drawing two straight lines part way across the card using a ruler and an Elegant Eggplant marker pen. The card was finished off with a strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock, punched down one side with the Scallop Trim Border punch.
This morning saw me shovelling snow in an attempt to dig my car out and clear my drive and, guess what, it's snowing again with even more forecast for tomorrow. Was it worth it I ask myself???
Until next time I will leave you with a couple of snowy photos of my garden - very pretty but I wish it would go away :(0





16 comments:

  1. Super technique Margaret and lovely pics of your snowy garden. I posted some pics of my garden yesterday too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. I love the way you've adapted this idea Margaret - a beautiful card. I wouldn't bother doing any more digging as they say there's more to come tomorrow! Vicky x

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  3. Gorgeous stamping and colours.

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  4. Super card - love your snowy pix too

    Kathyk

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  5. Fab card it's so cold isn't it? xx Jan

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  6. Great design - love the eggplant colour. Nice sentiment too!!

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  7. Gorgeous design with a beautiful sentiment! Lovely card for a friend!
    Chris
    x

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  8. this is so pretty... i keep meaning t try that technique

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  9. You've certainly created a beautiful focal point for your sentiment. A super card Margaret. x

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  10. Great card and love that sentiment stamp and fab colour :)

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  11. Super technique and a beautiful result! Love the colours too.
    xx

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  12. What a great sentiment stamp! Lovely card!

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  13. I love the way you've built up the design on your card. Lovely colour combo too. x

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  14. Now I love the snow - the garden is still covered but the field opposite is beginning to thaw (sob!) - this is a lovely card and thanks for sharing the technique - I like the design a lot!

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Margaret x

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