Sunday, October 23, 2011

Less Is More Challenge no. 38

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Good Morning Stampers. I feel like playing with Less Is More, challenge no. 38. It's all about polka dots. As a little girl I had a favorite dress in navy blue with white polka dots that I loved to wear. I cried when I grew out of it. Since then, my polka dots have been more subdued in the form of an occasional blouse. Uh, an entire dress would no longer work on this 60ish frame I inhabit. So what a great way to have fun with polka dots by using them on cards. In fact, I own a BG polka dot stamp, and three embossing folders of various sizes of dots. I sure do love 'em.

This is a top folded A2 card. The beautiful big flower is from Hero Arts, and is called Tall Flower...simple enough huh? I also stamped the flower on a piece of scrap maize cs, and dry embossed with one of the polka dot CB folders. Then I cut the largest blossom and mounted it with pop dots. Hmm, do pop dots count as polka dots? The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set called All Occasions. It's my "go to" set when I need an all on one line sentiment. I colored with Copics after stamping the flower in Memento tuxedo black. The sentiment is stamped using an ancient stamp pad from Personal Stamp Exchange in Bubble Gum. Thank goodness I had the sense to buy a refill for it long before I knew I was to be addicted to stamping.

Blessings, Erica


Chrissie said...

This is tremendous Erica. I love the dimension of the large blossom, both with the use of the pop dots and the embossing.
Great stuff.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

What a fab flower Erica (don't think I've seen this one before) and it looks great popped up. xx

Annchen said...

lovely idea to emboss the flower!

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card, love that flower
Beryl x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Erica! Love the 3D embossed dotty flower head!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Hello From Texas said...

Oh this is wonderful! Very clever to pop up the large flower and emboss it. Well done!!

Jenni's Jems said...

That flower is awesome love it and how well the polka dots show up on it brill card x


A very elegant card Erica - love the embossed dots and the dimension on the large flower.
Sylvia x

Sandra said...

Erica your card is just amazing:) Sandra H

Mandi said...

FAbulous Erica
Love the embossed dots
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty card, the layered flower is lovely XOXO Zoe

Susan said...

Erica, your cad looks awesome. I love that you pop up the big bloom...really love the dimension it gives...awesome card!