Monday, February 13, 2012

LIM54 - Hootin' Birthday

Warning - I'm not lovin' my card today.......but I'm posting it anyway!  The Less Is More Challenge this week is to make a one layer card with stripes.   I knew I'd use my Impress background stamp for my stripes, but then I was left with the "what else to do?" question.

I ended up punching a circle from a post-it note to make a mask for my main image.  With the post-it in place, I stamped the background using Distress inks.
Next I grabbed two Papertrey Ink circle stamps to give some interest to the open area.  And then again.....another pause.......what do do next?  Well.......I grabbed a Hero Arts Owl with a PTI sentiment and decided this would do for a masculine birthday card.  I kept wanting to pop things up but had to remember the one-layer challenge - although, I might get axed from the challenge because is my card really "Less is More?"

Oh well........

The good news is - I really like the next four days of cards I have set to post!!!  Have a great Monday!

Thanks for your visit!


Audrey Pettit said...

Well, I think this is just adorable, Maria......and I have to tell you that I think you rocked the one-layer card design. That is probably the hardest challenge out there to me. I'm afraid to even try it. :)

Olga said...

I don't see anything wrong with this one, you are just to hard on your self!

Monica said...

Why aren't you pleased with this card, Maria? It is a cool card and the blue stripes make it look perfect for a male. The owl is so cute and the sentiment so witty.

Monica xxx

jimlynn said...

I like it Maria! Love the strip background and the image is just, well...a HOOT! Great way to have the circle coming off the card too.
It's just great.

Kathy and Lucky said...

I think it is a perfect one layer card, love how you did the background and the circle to the side. Great color, love pinstripes.

Cheryl said...

Cute one-layer card! I think you are too hard on yourself.

Chrissie said...

This is a great card, but the stripes have eaten up all the white space... nevertheless it is a simple design and I think it's fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Great stripes and love the image and sentiment, fun card x

Angelnorth said...

Great placement on the circle, cute owl - great OLC!

Scrapmate said...

The stripy BG is great.

Mandi said...

FAbulous stamping!
No solid white space, but a super card
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

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