Friday, June 11, 2010

Flower Chick: Less and More

I received the neatest card my stamping friend Jessica. She called it the "buckle strap". It was just the coolest and I had never seen anything like it, so I had to try it for myself. The SU! Word Window Punch is used to make a slit for the "buckle strap". I also thought this would be a fun card to show a "less" and "more" version. I always love seeing those on SCS.
The first photo is my "less" card. The DP is adhered to the card with no matting and it's embellished simply with ribbon. My plan was to use no ribbon, but the card really looked weird with the plain green strap. Darn, I was so disappointed! Not wanting to waste paper or time, I then went to my ribbon box and found the perfect ribbon in my stash. It's very pretty in real has a bit of red woven in and it's kind of crinkly.
The second photo is my "more" card. The DP was matted before adhering to the card, I added a touch of glitter to the flowers, and half pearls to the corners. The ribbon I used on this one was a RAK from my stamping friend Chrissy; it's very crinkly and fun.
The third photo is a picture of the card opened up so you can get an idea of the buckle strap/slit concept. This technique was easy to do and fun too! I am usually too set in my ways to try new things, but I am glad I did. I will have to step out of my comfort zone more often.
Image: Stampendous Calendar Chick "Flower Chick"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Tangerine Tango and Garden Green, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Orange and Cream Ribbons, Hero Arts Half Pearls, Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU! Word Window Punch, EK Success 3D Dots
I hope you liked my "less" and "more" samples, they were fun to do. If you have a chance, stop by Jessica's and Chrissy's blogs and take a peek at their wonderful creations.
Thanks for stopping by today; have a good one!


Jessica G. said...

Awesome cards, Angela! I think my favorite is actually your 'less' card because I like the arrangement of the DPs and there's plenty of contrast witt the base cardstock. Plus, the ribbon matches it!

Hey, did you notice that your cards also coordinate beautifully with your blog background?

Amy said...

Very cute! I love that DP.

Becca said...

I like the less and more cards both. The patterned papers look beautiful together. I am like you, and don't go out of my crafting comfort zone very often. But your card is lovely; definitely worth the trip out of your zone!

Kathy said...

I like both Angela, but of course I'm partial to the sparkle from the glitter on the second one. Such a cool fold/technique. I'll have to give it a try.

Jen said...

Very cool! I can see the little buckle piece being a bookmark. Great idea! and thanks for sharing the additional photo.

Imke said...

Angela, i like both cards. Beautiful DP and i never seen before a card with this technique. Great idea.

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE!

Larissa said...

Wow these are both gorgeous! How fun to make a less and more card! The image is really cute and the dp is gorgeous!

Banu said...

This is such a cool technique and loved how you have showcased the less and more concept. Awesome.

Chris said...

that little bird is dam cute!! very cute card for sure!!