Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 45 & Less is More 60

It's so nice to be making cards again after a couple of busy weeks.  I made two cards for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge "The Bold and the Beautiful."  We were asked to combine a pastel color (or colors) with black.

I also made this first card for Less is More 60, which is to combine three past challenges on one card.   I used week 5 (pastels), week 38 (polka dots), and week 56 (scraps).  This 'dot flower' by Ditto/Studio G fit the bill for polka dots and the strips of paper along the bottom were pulled from my overflowing scrap bin.  The ink is VersaMagic chalk ink 'lulu lavender.'

For my second card I chose to use black ink on a pastel card base.  I rarely use a colored card base, and pastels only if making a baby card, so this was a change for me.  The stamps are from a Fiskars set I got on clearance that I quite like.   I had been wanting to use the little border stamp in the set to create a larger patterned block. I found this stamp quite easy to line up and I really like the way it looks stamped repeatedly. The panel is popped up on dimensionals.


Thanks for your visit today. 

Paper: PTI white, spring rain, scraps from scrap box
Ink: Memories black, VersaMagic lulu lavender, Memories black
Stamps: Ditto/Studio G, Fiskars floral flair


Vee Ramsden said...

Such pretty cards

Kathyk said...

Two smashing cards from you - love them both.


Diane said...

Wonderful cards, that fiskars stamp looks amazing built up...a really smart card.

Chrissie said...

What fabulous cards Ann, I love the stamp on the first one, but they are both great designs!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Michele Gross said...

Great cards! I love the soft sweetness of the first one :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are fantastic! Love those flowers and that border is divine!

Rosemary said...

holey moley, ann!!! both cards are just gorgeous!!

Jenny said...

Crafting time is the best time...I'm making use of my freedom this week before the Easter Hols start next week!!!
These are both so pretty Ann, I especially like the spotty seed head flowers, the colours are pretty too :0)
Spot on stamping with the border too..... Graphic designs ar always great for the guys :0)
Jenny x

Julie Hoffman said...

These are both pretty! Love pale blue with the cool border on the second card and great layout on the first card!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are gorgeous Ann! I particularly like the first - what a good idea to have that deep, split border in black.

Susan said...

Two great cards, Ann...but I have to tell you...that second card is AWESOME!!! I love the simplicity....and yet it is SO eyecatching!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous cards today Anne, everyday actually:0) The pastel and B/W is very elegant and I love the simple graphic design on the second, Gay xx

onecraftymama said...

Love both of these, especially those fun dotty flower! And how awesome is it when you score a crafty thing you love on sale? Somehow it makes using it that much better :)

Deborah Frings said...

Ann - these are great. I particularly like the first one - I think the stylised flowers are gorgeous!

Judy1223 said...

Both cards ROCK, Ann! You are so creative!!