Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Less is More One Layer...In The Frame

I made the following cards for Less is More's challenge 19...to make a one layer card with a frame on it.I really need to look a bit closer when reading challenges.  I read the framed part of this challenge and didn't see the one layer...so I made a couple cards over the weekend with frames, but both were a couple layers thick...and just as I was getting ready to upload, I READ the challenge...oh well, more cards for me:)!!  I just couldn't stop at one...had a  bunch of ideas running through my head...and having had no mojo for the last week...when  ideas run...I run with them:)!!
I made the yellow and blue cards with cardstock from A Muse Stamps.  The unusual thing and in this case really cool thing, is that the paper is one-sided color.  When I cut the paper and stamped on the colored side, I cut the frame out and stamped on the inside of the card, which was the other side of the colored cardstock...white...perfect for what I had in mind.  I know, the first looks like a bumble bee or school bus...but I like the bright yellow. I dotted the trees with black Enamel Accents and used baker's twine.  The second is cobalt blue...stamped frame, cut out and stamped silhouette    on inside.  Added sentiment on outside on this one:
 Those two were actually my third and fourth made....These were my second and first....simply stamped and colored.  Added sentiment and clear embossed. Colored with Stampin Up markers. This one was made with a stamp from Elzybels...a dear friend and stamper from Ireland made a card with it one time...so I ordered it right before they went out of business.
 This one was made with a very old PSX stamp that I got a LONG time ago, when I first became interested in stamping:

The details are below...thanks so much for looking, I will have to spend the rest of the week getting to the cards in the gallery...that's a whole 'nother challenge:)!! What fun this all is...loving it...loving the challenges and the wonderful community of  stampers!!!...

Things I used:
Stamps: 1. A Muse Avian Notes, Papertrey Ink Label Basics, Inkadinkado Thank You Words
             2. Papertrey Ink Label Basics and Birthday Basics, Stampin Up Just Believe
             3.Elyzebels, Stampendous
             4. PSX , Rubber Soul
Paper:  1. A Muse Papaya, 2. A Muse Cobalt, 3. Bazzill white, 4. Papertey Ink White
Ink: stazon black  3. Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, 4. Summer Sun, Daffodil Delight, certainly Celery, Old Olive. soft Suede
Extras: clear embossing powder, Enamel Accents(1.) baker's twine, rhinestones


  1. Hi

    Four gorgeous cards ...i am like that with reading any instructions Lol....all Fabulous

  2. Oh well.... you made four gorgeous cards at the end of the day :)
    Just adore your cards they're always so proffessionally made :)
    Jenny x

  3. Four lovely and very differnet cards but I think I like the one with the pink flower best

  4. FAB cards, you have worked hard
    I love the 2 aperture ones, specially the yellow one
    Thank you, great to see you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  5. Hi Lisa, beautiful cards, I love them all but my absolute favourite i8s the first, there's something about the yellow and gold, perfect, Gay xxx

  6. Wow! You've knocked my socks off! Love, love, love these. I especially like the yellow one, yellow brings me a smile and your card is beautiful.

  7. Four lovely cards, especially like the third one. Carol x

  8. My Goodness you have been busy... these are simply wonderful! I love the images on your yellow card... and those two aperture cards are stunning!
    A really super bunch!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. WOW, Lisa! You sure have been busy! I love the cards with the aperture...very pretty...and the last two are really good too. Love the pretty pink flower!
    My Card

  10. They are all so pretty, if I were to pick only 1, I would have a real problem..... they all would be picked...LOL

  11. Four beautiful cards, Lisa. They're just lovely!

  12. Wow Lisa! These are all beautiful! I love that two color cardstock and it's perfect for a cut out frame.

  13. You gotta love it when the creativity just keeps on flowing. These are all so beautiful, Lisa! I especially love the first one in yellow. Clean and classy!

  14. Lovely selection and the trees on your first card is fabulous


  15. What gorgeous cards Lisa! I think the first one is my favourite. I know exactly what you mean about reading the challenge fully!

  16. All these cards are stunning!

  17. A super set of cards. Great colouring in the last two but I do love the cut out frames. The first one is probably my favourite too - just love that stamp. xx

  18. Great set of cards, I like them all
    Avril x

  19. Wow, they're all gorgeous! Love the aperture cards - great idea and lovely stamps :o) Lisa x

  20. All really stunning! I love the two aperture ones especially! Gorgeous!

  21. Gorgeous cards, love the aperture ones. x

  22. OMG, I HAD that old PDX sunflower stamp for-evah, and I could never could get it to stamp cleanly and I couldn't color it nice. YOU've NAILED that stamp with perfection!! beautifully done with ONE layer!!



I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa