Sunday, 18 March 2012

For Less is More and Casual Fridays

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my first attempt at 
for Less is More this week - not sure whether I did a good job but at least I tried...
I think this card is rather stark and sombre... and the sentiment right in the centre makes it more so.
On the brighter side, I have come a long way as I am able to stamp directly on to the card now - that is no small feat for me. Lol.

Am also entering this card for Casual Fridays - one pattern, one stamp, one sentiment. I hope the ribbon does not come in the way.


Base card stock - white
Stripey stamp - Hero Arts
Rectangular stamp - cling from Prima 
Sentiment - clear stamp from Off the Press 
(went over the stamp with a black marker - could not resist the temptation)
Ribbon - American crafts
Stamp pad - Staz on black and black pigment dye
Flowers - Carla craft punch
Crystal - Prima

Have a nice weekend.




Susan Hogan said...

I like this Monica but I think I would be judicious about who I sent it to - more a male card perhaps? Well done on stamping direct to card - my hand shake and I usually muff it up!

Vicky Hayes said...

I disagree with Susan Monica - I wouldn't put gems on a male card! - but it's lucky we don't all think the same. Your card is lovely. I love the sentiment being in the middle of your label like this and then the label being over the striped background and I think the touches of bling on the flowers finishes it beautifully.

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Monica, like Vicky I agree that the gems looks super.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Well done on your first attempt at masking and hope it's not the last. I love the way you have the design on an angle across the card.

Bea said...

lovely card Monica - it looks like we have the same colour scheme this week

Rae said...

Hello Dear Monica, I love black and white color designs! I also have tried masking only once. It is fun when you see the finished product. I just have so many projects dancing about in my head. : )
I actually think the gems are fine for male or female recipient, and I like how you angled your focal point. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs! Rae

jimlynn said...

Great job of masking!! Love this.

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card Monica!

Mandi said...

Lovely card, Monica
Gems do it for me
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Super card Monica.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Super job with your masking. Very elegant. x

Michele Gross said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karin said...

Great job and I love the stamp at an angle like that...Classic neutral colors for a sympathy card :)

lada_vl said...

Very elegant card Monica!

Shirley-Anne said...

Great job , well done with the masking .Love the design of card .

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Congrats on the masking! I use it a lot these days!!!