Monday, 16 May 2011

Agapanthus Clusters

This is my first attempt at a card for this week's Less is More Challenge, where the theme is to make a one layer card featuring embossing (the other one will appear on my blog later in the week). I went for dry embossing, using the dotty border folder from the 'Just My Type' set by Cuttlebug (I extended it a bit by overlapping and running through my Cuttlebug again), and scoring a couple of lines on my scoring board. The flower image is 'Agapanthus Clusters' by Stampendous, which I stamped in 'Faded Jeans' Distress Ink, watercolouring the outline flowers with the same ink. The sentiment stamp is by Whiff of Joy, and is also stamped in 'Faded Jeans'.


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33 comments:

Chrissie said...

Super card Helen, I've just bought this stamp and can't wait to use it... especially after seeing this card!
Thanks so much for another fab card this week.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

downrightcrafty said...

lovely crisp clean card and so classy
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Helen.
luv
Debby

MARY B said...

Very elegant card. Mary x

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant! :)

Mandi said...

Super card Helen
I've had this stamp for years, I love it.Particularly the outline and solid mix
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

I bought this stamp whilst on vacation recently and, sadly, have left it in FLorida (don't panic - it's for future use!) - fab isn't it? And I LOVE what you've done with it too - fab in blue

Kathyk

Squirrel x said...

Totally classy hun! Hugs Sxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Helen. Very elegant. I bought this stamp ages ago and still haven't made a card using it, you have inspired me to get it out and use it.
Clare x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Helen, love your layout and the image and colours are fab. xx

Suzi B said...

This is "LIMettiliscious" :)
Sue

Zoechaos said...

Utterly charming XOXO Zoe

nessy said...

oh simply stunning ~love the colour choice ~perfect!!
vanessa xx

Jo said...

It's a beautiful card Helen, very elegant. Jo

Debgem said...

This is just beautiful - it's one of my all time favourite stamps. Your card is very elegant!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, Your card is gorgeous, a favourite stamp of mine too :0) xxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lee said...

Stunning.x

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card, I love the crispness of the blue and white. Hugs, Claire x

Linby said...

A lovely elegant card. Great embossing.
Linbyx

Katina said...

So crisp and elegant Helen. Lovely! xx

Samantha said...

Gorgious card Helen, love it! thanks for joining us on the Tip Top Tuesday challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, I need that stamp lol
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Lovely card helen and lots of lovely white space too :)
Jenny x

StampingStace said...

Gorgeous - a perfect CAS card!
Stacex

Cec said...

This is stunning in its simplicity. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Helen love it

Ali x

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Very elegant. Sue x

Gry said...

Great card! Blue and white always look good together and on your card it looked marvelous! Love it!
Thanks for joining CCC at May Flower challenge!
Hugs, Gry

Mrs.B said...

Very stylish, love the blue.
Avril x

Susan said...

Helen, this is so pretty! I definitely need that stamp!

Viv said...

Great card, must get that stamp, whenever I see it used I love the effect of it :O) Viv xx

Aileen said...

Super image and love the colours. x