At "Less is More" this time we have a challenge which involves using something Music related. This is right up my street as I sell most of my cards through my choir and of course members often like to have cards with this theme.
I think that music manuscript is particularly useful as a background, to add a little interest to a card and I have many stamps in varying sizes and styles. This one is from a Penny Black set. The square was cut with a Nestie Deckle rectangle adapted to make it square. (There's a tutorial for this type of thing on the LIM blog) The butterfly is made with a SU/Sizzix embosslits die.
Here I used an Artemio background stamp for the mount, to co-ordinate with the manuscript design on the Hero Arts Christmas tree.
The sentiment is from Penny Black.
For this card I used an acrylic block stamped with Distress ink and sprinkled with Perfect Pearls before being spritzed with water.After stamping, I masked it and overstamped with the same manuscript stamp as the previous card.
Then I added the stylised flowers using a stamp from Personal Impressions and a sentiment from Hero Arts.
I used a Nestie rectangle to cut out the image, this time lengthening it slightly to accommodate the entire image.
Finally, a card using the Stampin' Up Notes wheel and a stamp from Magenta which has been stamped, coloured, cut out and embossed before being added to the card. The sentiment is from SU Plane and Simple.
Today I must get to the Post Office as I came home last night with my grandson's bedtime comfort bunny in my handbag... it must be returned.... and quickly!