Thursday, February 18, 2016

Less is More 263 and Just Us Girls #330

I haven't played along at Less is More and Just Us Girls in a while so I sat down today to make that happen.  Up first is Less Is More - one layer with a stem.  I'm not particularly good with one layer cards but I do like this one.
I used Inktense pencils to color this flower by HA.  I wanted something else and remembered the MFT line embossers that I got as a free gift with an order a while back.  The cross stitch worked well to add a little dimension.

ETA:  Thanks to Sarah, I'm going to also send this card to the Hero Arts challenge - Fabulous Flowers.

Just Us Girls wanted a tag on their cards.
I used the tag for my sentiment from My Craft Spot (no longer in business), coloring in the letters to match the streamers from Sugar Pea Designs, part of the Stamp of Approval box.  I thought all the colors of embroidery thread added to the fun of the card.  One mistake - I should have colored the word 'birthday' in a lighter color.  You can read it on the card but it's difficult to see on screen.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards to post but I've set the day aside to begin work on my third quilt.  I definitely need to get my desk cleaned up tonight so I have room to work.  Unless I get an inspiration for another card.  In that case, I'll clean up in the morning. ;)




16 comments:

  1. Sooo fun! Love the paper-like streamers and the fun tag!

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  2. Ok...headache. I forgot to mention the beautiful watercoloring and delightful embossed stitching on the first card!

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  3. Two gorgeous cards! Love the coloring and stitched frame on the first, and the fun banners and sentiment on the second! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Bother cards are terrific! I noticed the pulled together colors of the streamers, colored letters and embroidery floss on your tag card! Love that!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  5. Super fun and colourful card for our Tag challenge Bobby. Loved how you have coloured part of the sentiment. Also your first card is cas at it's best. Thanks for coming by again at Just Us Girls this week. so nice to have you with us again.

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  6. Your HA flower is coloured beautifully, Bobby - you could also enter it at the current challenge going on at the Hero Arts blog. I love that cross stitch border! The streamers and tag are just so colourful - perfect for a birthday :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I've entered it at Hero Arts. I sometimes forget to check those company challenges.

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  7. Both gorgeous cards Bobby, the ribbon background is super and the little cross stitch effect is perfect for a one layer card. Lou x

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  8. This is beautiful Bobby. Gorgeous colouring with those inktense pencils and love how you've used the stitched dies. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  9. This is such a pretty one layer card Bobby, the bloom is fab and beautifully coloured!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Two fabulous cards Bobby. LOVE the watercoloured pencil bloom ... perfectly CAS with the borders adding a little somethin' somethin'. And your tag card is so fun. Love the multi-colour streamer backdrop. xx

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  11. Fabulous pair of cards Bobby! I love your beautiful flowers.

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  12. Beautiful blooms, Bobby ... so wonderfully framed with the stitched border! All those streamers are so fun and celebratory ... a party on a card! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. Pretty flower Bobby, love those stitches you added!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  14. Both of your cards are wonderful. I always find one layer cards a challenge and love yours!

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  15. You've aced the one-layer challenge with flowers that are oh-so-pretty! Fabulous florals, indeed! How fun your tag and card are, with the streamers and fantastic sentiment! Delightful duo, my friend!
    hugs~c

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