Thursday, September 20, 2012

Less is More 85

The challenge at Less is More is to incorporate an oval somewhere in your design.  I had lots of ideas; unfortunately I don't have any tools or dies that cut ovals and my freehand ovals leave something to be desired. :)

I decided to go a different route and use my Amuse skinny oval stamp.  I have used it often to ground images such as chairs and animals.  For this card, I chose to use it as a base for this festive birthday cake.  I'm not sure of the brand, although I do know it was an inexpensive acrylic stamp from Michaels.

I used a strip of designer paper from My Mind's Eye on each card and added a simple sentiment tag.  On the vertical card I also popped up the birthday cake and colored the flames with a silver gel pen.

My posts have been pretty random these days.  Thank you so much for popping in to say hello when I do make it into blogosphere. :)



shirley-bee said...

Love your clever use of an oval, and I love the monochrome colour scheme too.

Faith A said...

What a lovely "clean" card, LOVE it.

Sorry been missing of late but I have caught up with most of your work and fab it is too.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Ann, You've made beautiful clean and simple cards for LIM this week and you really confused me, I couldn't see the oval on it? Clever :0) Thank you for telling me where it was LOL LOL Gay x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mama, way to rock the oval! You are too clever to even think about using that stamp and that makes it unique, so it's a winner in my book. I love the turquoise patterned papers and the flickering candles - like it both ways actually. Just too cute!

Chrissie said...

Your oval stamp is the perfect addition to this card... It grounds the cake stand perfectly. What a useful part of your crafting arsenal.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Mandi said...

How clever!
Fantstic use of an oval...perfect in fact
Thanks very much

lostinpaper said...

Great designs Ann! Love how you have grounded the image, I only have one stamp like this and it's quite big.. might need to do a little more stamp investing.

Kathyk said...

Fab cards and a great use of your oval


Meadie said...

Gorgeous card - I love the blue and your oval is so clever x x

Deborah Frings said...

What a good idea! I do like these cakes - the oval works perfectly!

Rosemary said...

both cards are so sweet, ann... clever take on the LIM challenge!