Saturday, 13 August 2011

Terrified.............

......of this weeks challenge over on the Less is More Challenge blog today!!! Firstly a one layer card - Yikes!!!  Secondly -  Use Ink (in a way you haven't used it before)  Yikes again!!
I had to have a go though as I am already hopelessly addicted to the LIM challenges and I have only been playing along for a few weeks. The question was how many card blanks was I going to waste in the process?? Answer - three (she says blushing profusely).



This is a new stamp set by Waltzingmouse called Eat Cake, when Claire Brennan was previewing this set she made a sample using this technique which she described as 'the kissing technique' (sounds fun doesn't it?)  you can see her tutorial  here. I didn't find it as easy as Claire managed to make it look but it is definitely a new technique to me. I think some inks work better than others, they need to be a bit juicy for the text to show through. 

Three card blanks later this is the finished result, I added a few black gems to the flowers and kept it very simple with some black Bakers twine (on special offer here) which I think works quite well with this card.

If you fancy joining in with another challenge this month I  would love to see you over at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog we have our very first challenge with a lovely prize on offer. You can combine you entry with other challenges too. Please come and say hello.

Stamps used - Waltzingmouse
Bakers twine - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

 Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for all the wonderful comments I appreciate each and every one of them.

Sarah x

43 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and well done on trying out a new technique - it worked sooo.. well :O)
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  2. Wow Sarah!! This is so beautiful - fab technique!! I'm glad I'm not the only one that wastes card blanks!! xx

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  3. Wonderful kissing technique - I adore this stamp set.

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  4. This is lovely, Sarah! One layer is definitely challenging, but so rewarding when it turns out right (like your card here).
    Michelle.

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  5. Well done on perfecting your technique, the cake looks brilliant. x

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  6. Ho Sarah
    Gorgeous card love it ....hugs sylvie
    xxxxx

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  7. Well, in the end it was worth it, Sarah. Your card is gorgeous!! x

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  8. oh well . . . hope you can salvage SOME of the card blanks for future use!? Great result for this one though.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

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  9. This card is fabulous Sarah... you may have had a couple of unsuccessful tries, but this is stunning!
    The kissing technique is such fun and you have done it magnificently.
    Superb!
    Thanks so much... we're so glad you're addicted.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  10. So I wasn't the only one to waste 3 before I got to the final one - well worth it in the end though, wasn't it - fab card x

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  11. Oh wow. Your card is fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card, took me 3 tries, simple is not so easy sometimes.

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  13. Hi Sarah
    That's some perfect stamping you've done there
    I wasted a fair bit of card too
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. Lovely, will have to check out that kissing! Hazel x

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  15. I have never been too successful with the kissing technique. You did a great job! ;)

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  16. Great card - really pretty. x x

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  17. Beautiful card, love the kissing technique
    Beryl x

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  18. Hi Sarah

    What a fabulous card I love the kissing technique but never tried it myself.....! also love your pretty little ribbon blog too. Will have to pay you a visit there!

    Hugs

    Tina

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  19. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen....x

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  20. Such a lovely card. I've never tried this technique either but you've done a great job! Will have a peek at your other blog too! xx

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  21. Great card - hope you can rescue some of the "spoiled" blanks - new techniques take practice and I'm sure I'd have a lot more waste than that.

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  22. What a brilliant technique and you;ve acheived it perfectly :)
    I love the CAS design too :)
    Jenny x

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  23. Pretty card, great job with a new technique.

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  24. brillant card and super job with a new technique

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  25. Gorgeous card!! Brilliant technique.

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  26. Beautiful cas card-I love how you used the twine too.
    Linbyx

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  27. Lovely, lovely card! Your cake looks scrumptious! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  28. This is fab and have never tried this technique but will now! x

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  29. Beautiful results - lovely card

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  30. This is lovely and so pretty

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  31. Lovely stamp and colours. Well done on mastering the 'kissing' technique. Lynn x

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  32. Your card is so gorgeous, and very elegant! I love it, and will check out that tutorial! Maria x

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  33. Love it. I have never tried the kissing technique- that'll be the next thing I attempt- thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. The kissing technique looks brilliant with your cake Sarah and the twine is the perfect finishing touch.

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  35. I too dread the one layer card lol, you have aced it though... well done:O) Viv xx

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  36. Lovely card, love that cake :o) I wasted a couple of cards too, I usually do on one-layer week! Lisa x

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  37. This is just beautiful Sarah! I haven't tried the 'kissing' technique either but I have heard of it....may have to give it a go but I'm not sure I have any stamps suitable for it! Anyway, gorgeous! :)
    Lizy x

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  38. Beautiful card, great technique!
    Val x

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  39. Gorgeous card, I too haven't tried the 'kissing' technique, but have seen it done, might have to give it a go now!
    Jo x

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  40. Super card, fab technique. Carol x

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  41. Great kissing and fab card! Gill x

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