Saturday, June 25, 2011
Less Is More Challenge #21
The Divas at Less Is More made it easy peasy for us this time. And since I veered a bit from the challenge last week (more like blew it), I hope to make it up here. And so, I stuck to the basics with my two cards.
For my first card, the base is an SU...retired color (ugh, gone and forgotten) black mat and the buttons are made with DCWV's Linen Closet matstack. I used a Sixxex Sixlets buttons die. Don't know if the impression around the outside of the button is showing, but it's too cute. I "sewed" them with black embroidery thread onto a black panel. I faux stitched the panel. The sentiment is from a set called clearly inspired by Paper Creations. I don't think you can find it anymore.
My second card evokes the spirt of the USA's Independence Day holiday. This is the first time I've ever made a card for the 4th of July. My panel is a bit lower than the sketch prescribes. Alas, I tried the middle and it didn't work well.
The base is neenah solar white with the wide mat an SU Red Riding Hood strip that I punched with an EK Success punch at the bottom. The blue stars from paper in my stash are diecut with a Quikutz die and there's a tiny bit of bling on the middle star. The sentiment stamped in Memento danube blue, is from the same set as the above-mentioned.
I hope my cards pass muster this time. If you don't already play this challenge, this is a great sketch to start with. Go check it out.
Hugs & Blessings,