Sunday, 10 June 2012

Less Is More - One Layer With a Flourish


Stampin' Up (Joy), Unknown (to the world), Papertrey (flourishes). Cherry Cobbler ink, Lime Stickles




Stampendous Heart Flourish, Papertrey "Love". Versafine Onyx Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Copics, Stardust Stickles




Two one-layer cards for this week's Less Is More #71 challenge - One Layer Card with a Flourish. Nothing too clever here (although I did make that big flourish on the Joy card using several of the Papertrey flourishes). It's hot here - so hot the clear stamps are pretty gummy. Yuck! Hard to think about Christmas, but I want to keep up with my church Christmas cards - I'm thinking this could be June's!

Eagerly awaiting the arrival (Monday) of my new firm-foam ink pads from Stampin' Up - the countdown's on! If you have them already, let me know what you think! Also, there should be a pack of the In Colour cardstock - looking forward to Moonlight Muse and Gumball Green - not so sure about the rest - what about you? Apparently part of my order is coming Monday, part on Wednesday (it wasn't that big, really!), so we'll see what new goodies I have for Tuesday's card!

23 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous use of the flourishes on both cards!

Julie said...

Both cards work very well with the flourishes.Lovely one layer cards.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful execution and blinging, Ardyth! It looks like that Joy card is one complete image!

Chrissie said...

These are both simply gorgeous cards Ardyth!
Wonderful work!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. You do set the bar high

Bea said...

Have to agree with other comments your cards are lovely and lovely examples of CAS

Kathyk said...

BOth fab but the lime stickles clinch the fave slot for the first one!

Kathyk

shirley-bee said...

Stunning, vibrant cards - love the lime Stickles!

Viv's Visuals said...

two great cards - love the Joy one especially!

Diane said...

Love both your cards. So classy.

Geri said...

GASP! You took my breath away again with these two beauties! Adding that exquisite flourish to the end of the word is sheer genius!

Jenni's Jems said...

These are simply gorgeous!! x

Mandi said...

Superb card Ardyth
I love the Joy one
Am intrigued by firm foam pads?
We don't have them in the SU UK range...yet
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Wonderful cards- so striking! Well done, Rebecca x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, love them both. Great images :)

Anonymous said...

The JOY one is over-the-top for sure.....such creative genius to do the flourish like that, but also to know where to put the Stickles and when enough is enough. Just PERFECT!

Bahb

Ivanka said...

Oh my. Both cards are beautiful, simple yet so elegant!

Lisa Lara said...

I love love that JOY>

Susan said...

i love getting crafty goodies in the mail...i'd be excited too! Your cards are both fabulous! I really love the joy card and I love the sparkle on the love card.

Deanna said...

These are both just lovely~ great cards!

Aileen said...

Love both cards. Especially the large JOY on the first. The flourishes on both are just fab. x

Daen'Ys said...

Deux cartes d'une rare beauté!! Surtout la carte "joy", elle est tout simplement sublime! mais jaime beaucoup l'autre aussi.

Daen'ys

Kelly Griglione said...

oooh, love the flourish you made!! a striking card, Ardyth!