Monday, September 12, 2011

Less is More 32

The Limettes are seeing double this week for Less is More # 32. The challenge is to use two of something on a one-layer card. I've read that odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye than even numbers, and I often stamp in threes, so I wasn't sure how I wanted to use a double image. I had to spend a good while thinking it over. :)

That said, I poked through my stash and came up with this very old sunflower stamp with two blossoms. I paired it with a PTI 2-part sentiment that says "Just a little note to say . . ." and on the inside "You're in my thoughts today."


Since sunflowers were on my brain I pulled out my brand new sunflower set from PTI. With a little masking, I stamped two blooms in the corner. I masked both flowers and stamped three leaves. Then I added another PTI sentiment. For both card I used the rock and roll stamp technique to add a little rust color to the ends of the petals. This is just a gorgeous stamp set from PTI.

Paper: PTI white
Stamps: PTI simple sunflower, Lily of the Valley, Floral Frenzy, Rubber Stampede garden sunflower
Ink: Brilliance sunflower yellow, pearlescent rust, pearlescent ivy, coffee bean


Rosemary said...

both cards are just beautiful! i'm starting to really want that pti sunflower set... (waving "hi" from tacoma!)

Maureen said...

Lovely cards, well done. You can view my cards here and here .

Eloise said...

I agree the two cards are so lovely. I really like the two tone coloring on the first one.

Mandi said...

These are both brilliant
Gorgeous sun flowers
Thank you
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

I just love these cards, you have made a super effect with the 'n' roll technique.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

It's true that designers use groups of odd numbers but your pair of flowers does form a group of three if you think of the sentiment as being part of its group. (That's me with my designer's hat on!) Both cards are lovely - but I especially like the first.

Anne said...

What gorgeous happy sunflowers!

Beryl K said...

Two beautiful cards, love the image
Beryl x

Debgem said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love sunflowers and both these are great, I think the second one is my favourite!

Gibmiss said...

Hi There
Gorgeous sunflowers the 2nd one .....
Hugs sylvie

Jenny said...

You've bought a ray of sunshine back from the summer with these cards Ann, love your inking technique and both cards are so perfectly stamped :)
Jenny x

Barb said...

stunning cards. perfect cards both of them :)

Aileen said...

Two gorgeous cards and your placement on both is perfect. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Anne, Great cards, love the fact they aren't the same size/image, I felt like that too I steer away from identical and 2 images. These cards are perfect, love them, Gay xxx