Friday, October 28, 2011

Less is More 38...Polka Dots ..Papertrey a Plenty

The challenge at Simply Less is More this week is to make a card with Polka Dots. This was an easy challenge...after all, polka dots are everywhere..on stamps, on... paper, embossing folders...well the possibilities are HUGE...which is what makes this kind of challenge a challenge, there are SO MANY possibilities!!  Papertrey Ink is one of my very favorite stamp companies, and they have lots of stamps with polka dots on them, so I chose three frames and decided to make 3 different cards with them...using only Papertrey stamps, Red, White, and Black...the same Papertrey texture plate(canvas/linen)...I LOVE this plate because it makes a card look textured and STILL gives you the ability to stamp on it unlike an embossing the "touch" of texture... and all cards have red ribbon!!  Here's what I came up with:
 This first one  I used All Booked Up for the image, For the Graduate for the frame and Beyond Basic Borders for the sentiment.  I used Mat Stack 3 and Mat Stack 3 Layerz dies.  Here's  a side view:
 This idea for this second one came from Maile Belles who made a card with this Frame and flowers last year.   I hand cut the frame and popped it up over the flowers made with Fillable Frames#1 and Asian Fusion(also dotted with black enamel accents).  Used Bow Easy to make the bow.
 Again, a side view which shows the enamel accents a bit better:
This third one I used Mat Stack 3 Collection stamp and die, for the black frame, I used Tag Its #2.  I hand cut the black circular frame and the red frame. I used Blooming Button Bits for the flower and Flower Garden for the sentiment.
 I dotted the flower with a big stick on glittery dot from Michael's and popped up whole framed piece on white card.  Here's a side view:

Interestingly...I originally made the card without the polka dotted mat...but after sitting on the card(not literally)...I tried the red polka dots and  thought the red dots looked better than bare white...what do you think???   Here was the original:
Thanks to Mandi and Chrissie for showcasing my cocktail card from last week's challenge...I am honored to be showcased by you...Less is More rocks!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Hi Lisa

    Wow these are all so gorgeous can't decide on a fave!

    Tina (no 104)

  2. I looooove polka dots and you have used them superbly on these cards. That textured plate is calling my name too LOL! The last card is my favorite and I love the added dots on the revised version.

  3. What an absolutely charming series of cards! And I am thrilled to say that I have most of these stamps so can totally CASE!

  4. Each and every one a winner ! Really gorgeous cards!

  5. Lisa, These are awesome! I love the black, white and red color combo. It just pops. I recently received my first order from Papertrey. I'm hooked.

  6. Fab cards, love the colour combo. Can't decide which one I like the most! x x

  7. What a gorgeous set of cards, you have made them so beautifully. I wish we could buy Papertrey over here.

  8. These cards are all absolutely stunning Lisa. The shapes of the panels are beautiful and the stamps are awesome.
    Sadly Papertrey products are so expensive in the UK!
    Wonderful projects!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Definitely like the red polka dot background better. And I love all these cards. Red and polka dots seem to go together so well. Congrats on you showCASe design last week!

  10. Wow, Lisa. I love all of these. The third card is my absolute favorite, with the red polka dots. Love it! Ann

  11. Hey... not sure how I missed these beauties last week Lisa, totally awesome designs and love how you kept to red,black and classy.
    Any tips on how you emboss your card base without getting ugly edge lines from the plate???? Do you run the card through folded or flattened out?
    Jenny x

  12. OMW I saw the smile card on pinterest - FABULOUS!!!!!


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