Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thanks - you're a star!

How often do you say that? That's what I had in mind when I started to make my card for this week's challenge at Less is More - the challenge is a one-layer thank you card.

One of the Uniko Studio stamp sets that I chose as last month's Less is More winner is a selection of circular labels and thank you messages - perfect for the job. I decided to combine it with a circle-and-star stamp that was a free covermount on a magazine way back in the mists of time, using masking to create a random diagonal line across the card. However the stamp didn't seem to lend itself to masking - I suspect that being a free stamp, it wasn't very deeply cut - so here, for the fist time in ages, is one of my what-went-wrong pictures.


So, back to the drawing board. I liked the star and the primary colours though, so I decided to use the current sketch at CAS on Sunday as the basis of my next card.
 
 
I'm much happier with my card now - sad, though, that the circular label had to go, but I know it and its companions will have many more chances to appear on my cards. I finished off the stars by using a watercolour brush to drag a little of the colour out into the central stars - I would have done this on the first card too if it hadn't ended up on the reject pile.
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Two stunning cards! I love your choice of colours so bright and cheerful.
    Elaine

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  2. Great cards, I think the second one has the edge for me!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. 2 fabulous one layer cards but I can see why you felt you had to go back to the drawing board ... so annoying when that happens with a stamp and the OLC option doesn't allow for covering it up.
    Thanks for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  4. Sorry to be so late commenting, super card Jane
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  5. Wow great card love those stamps. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  6. Your card is amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday ;)

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