Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Less is More 30

The 30th challenge at Less is More is to choose 3 past challenges and combine them into a clean and simple design. I've been stewing over this all week . . . so many choices! I decided to go with the first challenge (pink, black, and white) since, being a brand new blogger, I didn't join in until the third challenge.

I've been wanting to use this PTI Damask Designs set to make some thank you cards, and I thought it would be pretty in pink and black. I started with just the bow at the top and the image and sentiment below, but it looked like it was missing something so I added a strip of pink at the bottom to balance it out.

Week 1: pink, black, and white
Week 13: congrats or thank you
Week 25: button or ribbon

Next I decided to make a simple square notecard using the "pick a square" sketch. I placed the image right in the middle and matted it onto pink cardstock. Super simple.

Week 1: pink, black, and white
Week 13: congrats or thank you
Week 17: pick a square

Now for a confession: I made my cards late last night when my brain obviously was not fully functioning. On both of my cards I stamped the damask pattern upside down. Who thinks of these things at 1 a.m.? I noticed my error this morning and this afternoon I had time to remake the cards right side up. Unfortunately, my stamping was better the first time around, even if it was upside down! :)

Thanks for visiting. I'm off to take a look and see what everyone else has come up with for the Take Three challenge!

Paper: PTI white, pink from scrap box
Ink: Memento graphite black, Color Box pink
Stamps: PTI damask designs
Others: ribbon from stash


Heather T said...

Upside damask does not matter one bit. Two beautifully elegant cards.

Bonnie said...

This is such a lovely shade of pink and I love the pink strip on the bottom of the first one! Love that stamp too and I can see how you could get the top and bottom mixed up especially late at night!

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think I prefer the damask upside down... :D

Chrissie said...

Two beautiful cards... I love them both. Both are elegant in their simplicity, truly lovely!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful CAS card!!

Penny said...

Beautiful and elegant! I agree about the pink strip otherwise it would have looked top heavy I think but it's perfectly balanced now.

Mandi said...

Beautifully executed

Thank you very much Ann
Mandi Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Viv said...

Gorgeous cards

Anne said...

Beautiful, good idea to add the strip but I think your upside down damask was not wrong but different:)

G Peplow said...

They are gorgeous this way up too, love both, clever you, Gay xxx

Kathyk said...

Two lovely and elegant cards


Anonymous said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Both these are beautiful Ann. Surely the damask looks lovely either way up!

Lynne said...

These are both gorgeous,right up my street. If you hadn`t told us, I`d never have known it was upside down.
Lynne xxx

Linby said...

So elegant and very CAS.

Jenny said...

So elegant and stylish Ann, the colours you used suit them perfectly too :) I would not know which way up to stamp these designs!!!
Jenny x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both lovely elegant cards, love the colour too.

Aileen said...

Very elegant, I think the stamp looks great either way round. love the pink. x

Viv said...

Can't believe I missed these earlier, such fabulous cards and in my fav colour too!!! :O) Viv xx