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Monday, November 7, 2011

Remember, remember, the fifth of November...

I am a few days late, but when I checked out the Less is More challenge Saturday before I headed to a work event, I immediately had an idea. It had to stay in the back of my head until I got home on Sunday, but I am thrilled with the way it turned out.

The challenge this week is to use red and orange- and given that winter is just around the corner, I will jump at the chance to use warmer colours.

I have the Hero Arts Dandelion flower seed stamp, and I haven't played with it much yet, but I was immediately inspired to use it- reminds me of fireworks.
For this card, I used distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany to stamp the image, and cut the white card to 5x5 inches. I matted it on glitter orange stock cut to 5.25 square. The sentiment is stamped in black. I added spots of sparkle on the flowers with a Spica clear pen. It's a little hard to see, but it looks fab in person.

For the second card, I cut a 4.25x5.5 inch front and created a mask with a 3 inch circle punched out.
I sponged on Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Fired Brick into the mask and dabbed it with a babywipe to brighten the colours, then stamped the dandelion stamp three times.

The black looks a little washed out in the picture- it's more bold in person. 


  1. What a gorgeous stamp! I like both cards, especially the first. Great perspective - makes me feel like a ladybird looking up!

  2. Oooo! These are simply stunning! :) I think that it was a fab idea to use that dandelion stamp--it really looks great and fireworks-esque!!! :)

  3. What terrific cards. This stamp is one of my favourites and you have used it superbly!
    Great job!
    Thanks so much!
    "Less is More"

  4. Love your dandelion cards. Your use of the image is just fab! x

  5. Two smashing cards - I do love that dandelion stamp image too