Sunday, August 7, 2011

Less is More 27...Colour meets Clean and Simple 152

The sketches at Clean and Simple Stamping have been a bit of a challenge for me the last couple weeks.  I don't do this often, but when I saw the color challenge at Less is More...to make a card with the colors of our nation's flag colors...I decided to at least make one of my cards to fit both challenges.  My flag is "The Red White and Blue"..."Old Glory"..."The Star Spangled Banner"..."Stars and Stripes"...the flag of the United States of America!!!!:
I made the first to fit both the Less is More 27 challenge and Clean and Simple 152 sketch the second is simply for Less is More:
Here's the sketch:
For the first one, I used 2 Papertrey Ink sets(Everyday Button Bits, Botanical Silhouettes) and some heart buttons I had bought a long time ago.  Stamped with Memento Paris Dusk ink.  I made my red panel by using a Stampin up corner punch. Popped up the panel on a 4" x 8' card. Bazzill red, white and blue paper used on card.  Super simple!!
This second one I made with a stamp from W Plus 9 Design Studio(LOVE the way these stamps stamp!!) the set is called Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions and a Hero Arts sentiment(Everyday Sayings).  I inked the stamp with Riding Hood Red and misted with water(Ranger spritzer) before stamping...kinda like the spotted look...having fun with that little spray bottle!!  Dotted the leaves with red rhinestones and added sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk ink. Stamped on and popped up on Papertrey Ink white paper.  Another super simple card!!
Thanks for looking, hope you have a fantastic week!  I love the Less is More challenges...the variety in the different types of challenges keep me challenged, keep me stamping...and keep me having sooooooooo much fun:)!!!!  I rarely think  to put red, white and blue together too often and in different ways...you challenged me to think outside my comfort zone...thanks Mandi and Chrissie!!

33 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards, love them both!

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  2. Love both of these. The stamps are great and love the layout of the first card and the heart buttons and the 2nd card is so simple yet so very effective :)

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  3. both are lovely but I love the cute heart button flowers. That is one of my favourites so far!

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  4. What a fab couple of cards Lisa, love the idea of using the C&S sketch...you may have sparked an idea there!
    Love the heart buttons as flowers and the anniversary card is stunning too :)
    Jenny x

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  5. Stunning cards Lisa, both perfect for us!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  6. Hi Lisa
    Two Fabulous cards ...love them both ....i am just getting in to Papertrey stamps ...they are Delish....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  7. Hi Lisa,

    what a beauties, the first one is my favorite, those heart buttons are great. Such inspiring ideas!

    Lins :)

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  8. Lovely stylish cards XOXO Zoe

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  9. Wow, Lisa, these are both fantastic! Very elegant and beautiful.
    Michelle.

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  10. I'm so glad you are enjoying the challenges Lisa ... your contributions this week are absolutely stunning! I love them both!
    Thanks so much for displaying the Star Spangled Banner too!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  11. Cool card. I like the composition

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  12. Two fabulous cards Lisa, love those heart buttons. xx

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  13. Beautiful cards Lisa. The first is my favourite, those heart buttons for the flower heads are adorable!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  14. Both of these are wonderful, I love your use of buttons on the first one.

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  15. Both cards are fabulous! I love your use of the heart-shaped buttons on the first card. I like how the stamped image on the second card is stamped off the edge. You do such great work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. wow.. both cards are just gorgeous, but i love the first one...just adorable!!

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  17. Just LOVE the first card with those little heart buttons! Fabulous use of the sketch. Second card has those wonderful leaves on it and is very well done too :) Great work.

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  18. Beautiful cards
    Beryl x

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  19. I particularly love the top card. Perfect for an "operation write home" donation, too.

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  20. Love the heart button card, very smart, very stylish.

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  21. Two beautiful cards. Love the little heart buttons. x

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  22. Beautiful cards - I particularly love those heart buttons!! :)

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  23. Love them both. Fabulous designs and gorgeous stamps :o) Lisa x

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  24. Beautiful cards, Lisa. I love them both. Ann

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  25. Two beautiful cards, Lisa! LOVE the little buttons on the first card! I think I used the same buttons! LOL!!

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  26. Both your cards are gorgeous! Super CAS cards and very pretty heart flowers!

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  27. Love both of these cards, but first one is my favourite. Love the button hearts.
    Avril

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  28. Two lovely cards, love the cute buttons:O) Viv xx

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa