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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Simply Less is More # 167

Hi There,
And it`s saturday again which means it`s time for another challenge at Simply Less is More. It`s one layer week and this time we are SHADOW STAMPING.

Eek! Not something I`ve done before but I thought I`d give it a go. I`ve made two cards but I`m not overly happy with either of them.

My first card looks as though I dropped the stamp after using it.
I embossed a frame with a nestie square die and chalked in different shades of yellow after masking with post its.
I stamped the image, elegant weeds in black Memento and then moved it slightly and stamped again without reinking.
I discovered a tiny speck of ink on the left of the image so I`ve had to cover that with a clear gem and I added a couple more because it would have looked really silly with just one :-)
The sentiment is by Flourishes Tag Lines.

My second cards looks more like retro wallpaper than shadow inking but by now I`ve almost given up the will to live lol.
I stamped the leaf  ( Turning a new leaf by Papertrey inc) first in London Fog and then, after moving the stamp slightly, in New Sprout.
The sentiment is by Layers of Color ( at least that went right)

I`ll not be around after next friday so I wont be able to join in for a couple of weeks as we`re going on our first cruise holiday. Two weeks in the Med and I can`t wait. Still got lots to do though before we go so I`d better get on with it.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


16 comments:

  1. Two super cards, your leaf card is particularly lush

    Kathyk

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  2. Lynne these are lovely! Enjoy your hols.
    Thank you for playing along this week
    Anne
    Less is More

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  3. Your comment about dropping the stamp made me laugh and as for finding smudges of ink on the card....how many times have I done that? Your rescue is great... as are both your cards. Have a fab time on your cruise. x

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  4. I love both of your cards.
    I've been trying to master this technique with difficulty, I've even started blaming the stamps!
    Elaine

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  5. Both your cards are fantastic especially the first one. I found it tricky too but that's always the case with new techniques. Enjoy your holiday x

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  6. What an elegant LIM-card! Love the colours and the stamp!
    That technique is one I love to do, that's way I took a step further to challenge myself...and tried to make a real shadow...
    Your second card is also great! What a fine colour and stamp! Have a creative weekend, Gerrina

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  7. These are both beautiful. I can't choose between them. Have a lovely cruise. You will be invigorated and revving to go when you get back home.
    Cheers, Dianne

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  8. They are both lovely Lynne. Have a great holiday!
    Margaret x

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  9. fab cards Lynne, think the first one is my favourite
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  10. These are lovely Lynne, I really like the second one...such a delicate leaf!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Lovely cards -I'm very impressed with the frame in your first card. Have tried this without any success. Margaret

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  12. Two great cards, love them both

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  13. Two fabulous cads Lynne I love them both :) Viv xx

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