Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Less is More with Penny Black

Penny Black is playing along with the Less Is More challenge this week, so I joined my Stamp Squad sisters (Judy, PennyRosemary & Lin) and came up with this CAS card in Fall colors.  I used Penny Black's "berry wreath" (4200K)--a stamp I was immediately drawn to the first time I saw it.  I colored directly on the stamp with Distress Markers bundled sage, barn door, spiced marmalade, dried marigold & fired brick.  Did you know these markers do not cross contaminate--no idea how that is possible!  Anyway, after inking, I spritzed & stamped on watercolor paper.  I die cut it with a Spellbinders circle, glued it to one corner & trimmed it even with the edges of the panel. After doing the same thing with what was left to the opposite panel corner, I used a smaller circle die on the 2 corners.  This stamp is beautiful with Stickles added to the dots, but you then loose the watercolor effect.  The sentiment stamp is also Penny Black ("moment of joy", 4303F)--one of my favorites) & I stamped it in Versafine Vintage Sepia. The panel is mounted to a kraft card & this will probably be a Thanksgiving card to one of my on-line stamping buddies. Hope I've inspired you to play along.  All the details are on the LIM Blog.  So glad you took time to visit my blog.

20 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
Love those cut out corners, with the floral edge; very pretty. Great CAS card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa said...

Greta I am in love with this card, GREAT design!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So creative!

joy said...

Very clever way to use a wreath stamp, Greta! Love this card.

cm said...

Oh what a pretty, pretty card, Greta! Using the wreath as you did is brilliant, and the distress marker colouring is fabulous (they are amazing, aren't they)!! Gorgeous card! Has your sister arrived? Oh, you two will have soooo much fun together!
c

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful autumn creation, Greta! I love the way you inked up that berry wreath---just gorgeous! And your layout is awesome!

Brandi said...

What a gorgeous card and a very true sentiment! Perfect!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Greta, this is incredible! The sentiment is absolutely lovely, and the unique layout & that gorgeous wreath stamp & colours...just awesome!

andrea said...

I love what you did here! So out of the box in an idea!! Delicate, colorful, elegant and beautiful!!

walchowDesign said...

Unique design, Greta! Love the sentiment too!

Mary Ann said...

Very Pretty Card!Love the sentiment!!!

Rosemary said...

stunning CAS design, greta... makes for a totally gorgeous card!!

Nat said...

very unique and beautiful, love this! :)

Dawn Turley said...

delightful Greta. Love the way you did the corners. Awesome card.

Jen said...

this is simply stunning

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a unique and wonderful design, Great!! I JUST got that stamp and love it. I especially love how you made it the focus pocus of your card!! This is a winner in my book!

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning! I adore the semi circle cutouts...what a beautiful design! So unique and so perfectly done.

Kailash said...

Such a beautiful design Greta, unique and striking!!

Kim Heggins said...

fabulous card Greta...love your style!

Bonnie said...

This design is amazing, Greta! I love the curves and the beautiful Fall colors that take the stage!