Saturday, April 2, 2011

Early Bird for the Less Is More Challenge 9

No way I'm gonna be late for the LIM challenge this time. Fortunately, my Saturday wasn't filled with stuff to do.

Here, I went with my usual white base. I've noticed that good quality really white cs is important when making cards requiring lots of white space to show. My Walmart Georgia Pacific won't do, so I use Papertrey's basic white. I love the weight and pure no-color. Various brands of ink I use all stamp true. That brings me to the ink used here, Marvy Matchables crimson for the CTMH Spot on Backgrounds, and for the sentiment, a Dollar stamp from Studio "G" stamped in Su's early espresso. This dye ink shows black IMO, which was not my intention, as I wanted a very dark brown as the name suggested. Oh, well, now I know, and so do you. I added one tiny red crystal in the flouish and what you probably can't see is the red Sakura gel pen I added to the center of each starburst.

This is such a fun challenge and I have some other ideas floating in my head. I'll bet there will be 2nd subsmissions from lots of other stampers.

Hugs & Blessings,
Erica

28 comments:

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Fabulous. I love the background stamp. Love Sheila x

Chrissie said...

Erica, you are so right about the kind of card used.... it's amazing the difference cardstock makes to a finished project!
This is lovely, with a perfect touch of red!
Enjoy your week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jo said...

Great card. I agree about the cardstock, can make a huge difference. Jo x

Pooh Bear said...

Super card!

Ali x

Mandi said...

Hi Erica
totally agree about using the best we can, the finished effect pays off!
Stunning card very effective
Appreciate your entry
mandi
"Less is more"

kelly said...

simple but stunning, exactly what CAS should be.
Kelly xx

Jess said...

absolutely stunning!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card....

Anne

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Erica your card is gorgeous and I love the way you have laid it out.
Thank you for the comments on my butterfly card and yes it is a Marianne Creatable Die Cut.
Maureen............x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Erica,
Your card is wonderful! Thank you for the kind suggestions you made on my blog about my card. I appreciate it!
Hugs,
Georgia

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful. Great background stamp. Lx

Aileen said...

Love the simplicity of your card. Great touch of red! x

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Erica, love the background stamp. x

Faith A said...

Fabulous card

Susan said...

Erica, I use a lot of PTI cardstock too. It just seems to make a better card!

massofhair said...

Background stamp is awesome and really helps to pop the sentiment. Stunning card:-)

Tricia :O) said...

GORGEOUS RED BACKGROUND!! GREAT CARD :O)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Terrific card.
Hugs, Sandra

Viv said...

Great card , well done :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. That is one cool stamp.
Lynne xxx

pickle said...

absolutely perfect 100%

Princess4Wiz said...

Lovely card and wonderful stamp. xxx

Craftilicious said...

what a great sentiment stamp and the background is lovely :-)

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x

choupynette said...

Love your card Erica! the stamped background looks great!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card and a great layout - love the way the sentiment is the main focal point.
Sylvia x

Scrapaddict said...

Simple and effective, very nice card.