Saturday, 27 August 2011

Less is More....






Busy busy busy.. I don't know where the time goes somedays!! I have been re-oiling the oak furniture in our lounge this morning, my Husband has just about finished the wallpaper and I now want to have a really good clean up in there before I start putting up my new curtains etc. 

With today being Saturday I wanted to make time for my Less is More card, this week the challenge is to 'Take 3 Challenges'. When I first looked at this I thought it would be tricky but as I started to make my card I realised it was easy to incorporate 3 past challenges. I used;

week 14 - white on white
week 15 - embossing
week 16 - butterflies

I got inspiration for this card from my team mate Jane, she put together a tutorial here, and I thought this would work well on a white on white card too. I used a few cuttlebug dies for my flowers and swirls and the rolled roses were cut with my Marianne D die. I have been struggling to make these roses look good enough for cards, but with practice I think I have at last got the hang of it. I added a few pearls to finish off.



Inside I used a large embossed square but I then realised there was nowhere to write a message so I ended up making a quick tag to write on and leaving a pocket to slide it into behind.



I'm quite pleased with the finished card, I may try a few variations of this design.
I found it really difficult to take decent photos with the card being all white, I hope they are not too dark.

I am also entering this card into Papertake Weekly challenge - Dies to die for - use die cuts.

dies and embossing folder - Cuttlebug
butterfly punch - Marth Stewart
flower -prima
ribbon - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Thanks for looking
Sarah xx

31 comments:

  1. It's just gorgeous - I'm loving the White on White entries

    Kathyk

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  2. This is simply beautiful Sarah, your embellished aperture looks gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. This is beautiful and what a great idea with the tag. xx

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  4. Beautiful card Sarah
    That circle frame you have created is so stunning it would hold it's own with no other detailing
    Just fabulous!
    Thank you for entering
    Mandi Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  5. This is absolutely stunning Sarah
    Margaret x

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  6. Wonderful card, love the detail.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Sarah. And your rolled roses look gorgeous! I love everything about your card... lots of loveliness!! xx

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  8. Stunning card Sarah
    Love the white on white.
    Have a fab BH weekend.
    Debs xx

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  9. It's beautiful, sweet, elegant, and beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful, a gorgeous stunning card!

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  11. Gorgeous WOW card Sarah, it's simply stunning. Carol x

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  12. hola Sarah...FAN-TAS-TIC!!!what beautiful card,so elegant well done Sarah.
    A hug from Palma

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  13. Fab card, I think a few of us thought about white on white this week.Love the rolled roses too :O) Viv xx

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  14. Wow this is so elegant! Gorgeous white on white
    Anne
    x

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  15. gorgeous card I love it , love the idea with the centre cut out ......K x

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  16. Who would know that all white could be so beautifully "colorful"....a stunning piece!

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  17. Hi Sarah
    Gorgeous stunning card ....love it ....
    hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  18. Gorgeous and so delicate and feminine Sarah!

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  19. I tried my hand at rolling roses for the first time to-day and it looks nothing like yours! but a really stunning card and love the little tag great idea x

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  20. Beautiful card Sarah, your circle frame is gorgeous! The rolled flowers look fab too :o) Lisa x

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  21. Gorgeous card Sarah. Your rolled roses are gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. So beautiful card... I love it.

    http://www.lescartesdecarole.fr/?post/2011/08/28/LIM30

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  23. stunning card Sarah I love the WOW and the die cuts you've used thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  24. Absolutely fabulous card - the white on white works amazingly well - gorgeous!

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  25. A beautiful stunning card, bet you are so proud of it.

    Kath x

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  26. Stunning card, love the embossing behind the gorgeous aperture. Thanks for the link.
    Avril

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  27. Absolutely stunning! White on white is just so beautiful. I'm running late - here's mine!

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