Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Less Is More Challenge Number 29

Things That Move is the theme for this weeks Challenge over at the Less Is More Site. Needed to get my head around what to make and hope to keep the cards CAS.  Made five cards but only two different designs and i am hopeful that they will be acceptable for the challenge.
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Used Stampotique character ‘OJoy ‘, i do enjoy his likeness to The Grinch… Cut out two 2” circles which were then embossed in the Cuttlebug Folder Snowflake from 2009 i think.  The lightweight card had already been sprayed using Cosmic Shimmer mica sprays to achieve that wonderful glow and i used a fine sandpaper to slightly distress them.  The hanger is made from a strip of  OHP film and glittered using a glue pen and silver Glamour Dust.  The Xmas alphabet is from a See-D’s Crafting set 50320 and used Barn Door DI to stamp.  Sorry you can’t see this card too well i thought  the picture was ok but actually it’s not too clear.  Hope you are able to see it but if not i will take another picture if requested to.
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The next few cards are all the same design but with different images.  Hoping that this moving card is acceptable to Mandi and Christine.  I have perforated the card so that when the person receives their ‘present’ they can remove their bookmark.  Have kept all the bookmarks flat so that they can be used in any reading material.  The cards are A5 size and the bookmarks are around 2” wide, have used Distress Inks on them all and have sealed them using Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic coating 1303.  This means that they will not bleed onto any book pages and are moisture resistant and non yellowing.
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The above image is to show that i have inked the reverse of the bookmarks too as i think that they look better than plain, just a personal thing.  Will add inserts and matching envelopes before sending them off to my special charity for sale.
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This last card is made using another Stampotique character, Karin. Have added a beaded dangle instead of a ribbon just to add interest. The background is another mica spritzed one.  The beads have been kept to one side using a clear sticky dot but it can easily be removed when it’s time to bookmark. Am entering this card into the Stampotique Challenge which is to make a bookmark.

Hope you like this weeks cards and as usual all feedback is welcome. Fingers crossed my cards will qualify.
Forgot to say that all the images are either Tim Holtz, American Crafts or Stampotique the borders are either Prima or from border punch by Avec. Ribbon from stash, beads & findings from stash, most inks are DI but also used Encore multi coloured metallics and a brown Versafine.

Thanks for dropping by:-)

32 comments:

  1. Gosh hun, you have been busy! Love the detachable bookmark cards, that is such a clever idea, and you have done them so beautifully. Hugs Sxx PS. Have a super day with JB, I'm only a HUGE bit jealous, lol!

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  3. Gorgeous cards, well done!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I have only used the fine nib with the black PM on the hair. Jak said that is what she mainly used it with. Joanna Sheen sells them at a good price. They were out of stock but should be in stock soon.
    xx Jan

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  4. A host of lovely cards! I really like the bookmark idea and they have been inked beautifully. x

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  5. It's lovely when the ideas flow :-) Great batch of cards!

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  6. Great moving cards! I especially love the bookmarks. Great idea!

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  7. This is a superb bumper bundle.. what a lot of fabulous cards... and all so different. I love the idea of the bookmarks.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. You;ve been a busy bee MoH
    such gret inking effects

    sorry had to delete my other comment, I kept losing connection and copied and pasted an extra bit onto yours..

    Great cards
    Thanks so mucjh
    Mandi
    Diva LIm
    "Less is More"

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  9. Smashing selection of cards

    Kathyk

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  10. What a great idea to make the bookmarks part of the card and using the perforations!! Very clever. Love all these beautiful creations!

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  11. All are great cards, the xmas card image is really fun and the bauble looks brilliant.

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  12. What a great collection of cards. You are so creative. Love the way that the book marks detach.
    Caroline xxx

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  13. Terrific selection. Did you know Stampotique's challenge is bookmarks this week.....just a thought. xx

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  14. ooh I like the embossed ornament, must give that a go. Great book mark cards, love the one with the beads.
    As for Big and juicy they are being discontinued! I started with hydrangea because it is more my colours but when I saw spice I thought I could go there too!
    Linbyx

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  15. very cool stuff!! :) tfs and playing with the Stampotique goodies!

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  16. Ooh love the way you have incorporated the bookmark into a card :-) thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Kate

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  17. great job on the bookmarks, love how different they are!

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  18. A fabulous collection of cards - really like the bookmarks, the bouncing bauble is super. Here's mine!

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  19. Love your bookmark cards, a great effort here, and all so different too.

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  20. Wow, these are al totally fab! Congrats on being first to enter this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenge! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
    Val :)

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  21. Fabulous bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 37.

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  22. Fabulous! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  23. What a great idea to put bookmarks as part of the card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

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  24. just beautiful!!! thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge

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  25. Fabulous bookmarks!!! It's hard to choose a favourite!! x

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  26. These are all gorgeous, and such a clever idea x

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  27. Gorgeous artwork and so creative.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

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  28. I love them all! Great creative work!

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  29. Great pieces, love the different ideas.

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  30. Awesome creations! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique!

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