Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Piling on the Lurve...

Hello there,
Just me popping in with a wee card for Less is More. This week it's all about die-cuts so I thought I would have a dabble and make some good use of my stash that is often way too under exercised! I went for my Tim Holtz Alterations which often up end up in a Grungy setting but I wanted to see if I could use them in a different style and form...
I cut the Tim hearts from thick white scrap card and then inked them up with Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress inks. I embossed them with either the Notebook or Polka Dot folders and then swiped over a bit more ink to bring out the detail. I laid them on my craft mat and faffed around for far too long deciding on their layout. I can jiggle hearts around forever you know...
I cut the Alphabetical letters from red dotty card for a bit more colour and contrast. Something was missing so I machine stitched the SU Kraft card base which did the trick and brought things all together.
A tad too late for Valentine's, but it's never never too late for a little love...and that includes yourself and your stash! I gotta start using it or losing it!!! Must fly - working on an Alternative Cinderella idea...
Thanks for taking a peek, Sarah.

20 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,

This card is so pretty. Love the blue with the red words.

Hugs,
Kay

stempelomi said...

a simple card and soooo nice!! Great work!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Too fun! I love this card with the reds and blues on white. The machine stitching surely did pull it all together. I think we're all in the same "use the stash" boat.

Ann B said...

Love your Less is More cards, you always get the balance and colours just right.
Ann B
PS - I have blog candy available

CraftyLoops said...

This card is gorgeous. Lee xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the colours you've used for this Sarah and there is always 14th Feb next year! Vicky x

Dallying Debz said...

Tres Chic Sarah!

Dolly Daydreams said...

A beautiful elegant card, fabulous colours and beautiful embossing.

Marie

ding said...

Fab card, really great fun design.
Diane

whyducks said...

Very funky and gorgeous!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE!

Barb King said...

The stitching does add a very nice touch. Cute card!

Lynne Forsythe said...

PURE AWESOMENESS!!!

Chrissie said...

As fab as ever Sarah, the stitching adds that je ne sais quoi.
Superb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

Lovely card.
Sharon x

Deb said...

Clustering the hearts is just so cool! I also love your colors - just a bit different than the regular red/pink hearts. I must keep this in mind for my next valentine!

Vicky said...

LOVE everything about it! :)x

Mandi said...

STUNNING!
Love it Sarah

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Congrats on being showcased at LIM Sarah, I never got round to seeing your card last week, it's gorgeous....love how you placed the hearts with the stitching underneath :0)
I just love the design.
Jenny x

maria f. said...

Don't really know what "faffing" means, but I get ya on the rearranging for way too long. But, this proves it was the right thing to do! Smashing card! Love the color combo, textures you used, messy stitching, ransom-y letters. So fun.