Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunshine & Smiles Card - Less Is More Challenge

This week's Less Is More challenge is to make a one layer card and use ink.  That sounded a nice, simple challenge for a Sunday afternoon so I gave it a go!  I dug out an oldie but goodie stamp from my stash, chose some inks to work with and got out an A6 white card blank.  I inked the sun stamp all over with Memento Dandelion ink and then dabbed Cantaloupe ink randomly around the edges of the sun before I stamped on the card.  The sentiment (perfect to use with this image!) is stamped with a dark brown ink.  I then sponged Memento Summer Sky ink onto the card and added Adirondack Stonewashed ink just to the edges of the card.   A touch of sparkle has been added with a spritzing of Perfect Pearls gold mist all over the card front - you'll have to click on the picture to make it larger to see that though!  To finish off the card I rounded the corners and added a yellow gem to the sun. 

Lastly, I stamped just a portion of the sun stamp onto the envelope flap.  This stamp is one of the oldest in my collection but I still really love it!

Stamps: Stampendous Soleil Points, sentiment from Hero Arts Sending Smiles Messages clear set
CS: PaperMania A6 white card blank
Ink: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe & Summer Sky, Adirondack Espresso & Stonewashed
Tools: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist, yellow gem



Suze Bain said...

That is a fab stamp and you can really see the shimmer when you zoom in. A super card. xx

Kathyk said...

What a lovely summery card you've made with this fab image


Mandi said...

That inking looks FAB Ruth
Superb sun, what a cheery card!
Really like how you have stamped it on the envelope too
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Great image, fabulous card
Beryl x

Jenni's Jems said...

I can see why you love it, and love the image and the gold shimmer x

Carla said...

great image, wish the sun was here!

Suzilou said...

What a gorgeous sun stamp and such a vibrant yellow, fab idea with the envelope :)

Sasha said...

Love your bright and summery card! Fab inking!

Chrissie said...

This is a really cheery image... it makes you want to smile!
It's a charming card!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

That's a very happy card Ruth, love the delicate sparkle too, Gay xxx

Lynn said...

Wonderful stamp and card. Nice touch with the envelope. Lynn x

kelly said...

wow ruth that stamp is beautiful!!! The colours I used for my card were wild wasabi, pretty in pink, chocolate chip.
How did you get on with the scallop circle bag?
Kelly xx

Aileen said...

Fabulous sunny card, made me smile. x

Carol said...

Lovely smiley card. Carol x