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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

For less is more - colour inspiration

Hello sweet bloggers,

Many thanks for the lovely comments on my last card...

Here is a card I made in minutes for Less is More - the theme being colour inspiration for this week.
The card you see below is my second attempt as the first one has plenty of black as you can see further down. So I redid the card and here it is... 
I have used clear stamps from Kaiser and stamped the image with my clear stamping pad. Coloured them with chalks and the embossing at the bottom was done to bring some more interest. I have used an MS border punch on the pink layer but it got covered by the top layer - still looks nice, don't you think?





Below is my first attempt - I do like it and so does Aleeza. She said that she clearly preferred this to the card above. And ssshhh... I went over the image with some glitter glue later. Mandy and Chrissie, hope you are not listening... However it is the card above that I am entering for Less is More.



Would love to know what you think...

Lots of hugs,

Monica

26 comments:

kiddo said...

Lovely stamp and love how you coloured both versions. I love both cards, but the second is my favourite:)

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous cards Monica...fabulous image and layouts.xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. Well, these are both gorgeous. Love the image and the simplicity of the design highlights those gorgeous flowers.
Love Sandra xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Monica, two gorgeous cards, I like the soft colours on the first and the design of the second.
Kevin xx

Elaine said...

Two lovely cards Monica a fabulous stamp image Hugs Elaine

Lisa M said...

Less is more is such a difficult thing for me to do, but your cards are both outstanding! I love the little bit of embellishment you added to make it unique and stand out. The first with the border punch looks very nice. I like the way it's a little hidden. The second card is gorgeous! That black really gives the CAS focal point a wow factor. Both so nicely done. :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!

Sasha said...

I love both cards, Monica. But if I had to choose a favourite it would be your second one. I love the more defined image. Two fabulous cards x

Rene said...

These are absolutely stunning!
Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
Rene :D

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There Monica, Love both these pretty cards they are just lovely!! Gorgeous stamped images and great colours, Gay x

jimlynn said...

Oh I'll go along with the second one too, Monica....there's just something about that black that makes it so elegant looking! Both are great though. VERY PRETTY!
Lynn

Chrissie said...

These are really pretty Monica!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Monica .Two fabulous cards each beautifully unique .Cant choose between them ..

Viv said...

Two lovely cards, well done :) Viv xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Both are really pretty!!! Love the softness of the first one and then BAM - the boldness of the 2nd!

Mandi said...

These are FAB Monica
i prefer the second, have to say
We allow gitter, I'd not craft without it!

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful cards Monica! Love the layout. Saw it on MIM

Bea said...

Kovely cards again Monica - good to see you back in blogland

kingstonmama said...

Both cards are lovely. I may have a slight preference for the one with the black. Very pretty. Ann Y.

Rae said...

Hi Monica,

I definitely LOVE both cards. They turned out beautifully!

1CardCreator said...

I like them both Monica, they each are beautiful in their own way.

Beverley said...

Thanks Monica...we did have a great time...we will be doing it again next month...I love your cards today...especially the one with the embossing on the bottom...just beautiful...thanks for sharing with us...have a great day...and thanks for stopping by my blog.

stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

Linby said...

Two lovely cards. I do like the layout better on the second one.
Linbyx

Jenny said...

I love the soft edges to the image, so pretty and the embossing is a beautiful finishing touch :0)
Jenny x

talha said...

Both of these cards are cute,if you have some more colors in same design please share.



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Helen said...

love the clean look on both cards. they both are lovely.