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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Leaves

The Less is More Challenge this week is a One Layer with the theme of 'Leaves'.  My first thought was to use stamps, but I decided to use a punch I haven't used for quite a while. 

I used a Martha Stewart Double Edge 'Vine Trim' punch to make a mask.  I attached the punched vine to the card with removable glue, then masked off the sides.  Using a dauber and a 'Mowed Lawn' Distress Ink Pad, I inked over the punched vine.  The sentiment is a very old wood mounted stamp, which is probably a NBUS one - it certainly didn't look like it's been used before! .  I stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad.  I think this card is probably more suitable to send to a man.   If I need a more feminine card, I'll add a few tiny punched flowers along the vine.

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22 comments:

  1. This one-layer CAS is just adorable!! So simple and clever! Love it very much!

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  2. What a good idea for making a one layer card and it looks lovely Liz. Barbxx

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  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

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  4. A fabulous card Liz, such a great idea to create your own mask.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. Lovely CAS card Liz.
    Pam x

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  6. Smashing make Liz

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  7. I love that you created your own mask! Such a bespoke result, and it's a super effect, really crisp and clean. The sentiment is really beautiful in that elegant script. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  8. A great idea to make your own mask Liz and the finished result is fabulous. x

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  9. Oh I do like your idea here! I'll certainly be looking at my MS punches with a different eye after seeing this pretty card. What a lovely stencil pattern this made, and while it's great for a guy, I think a lady would be very happy to get this one too! Thanks for your sweet comments about my messy stamp room! It's good to know I'm not the only one dealing with chaos!! TFS & Hugs

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  10. Here with my Cardz 4 Guyz hat on this morning - this is a perfect one layer card, using the border as a mask was a stroke of inspiration. So was stamping the sentiment in green, it's kept everything cool and calming. I tend to always use black for sentiments and I think black would have jarred against the green. In fact thinking about it, my own LIM card would have looked better with a green sentiment too.
    Jane

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  11. Perfect masking, Liz! I thought you had stuck the vine on :) Love the fresh strip of green across your card front - great design. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More this week :)

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  12. A fantastic card Liz, and great use of the punches too.

    Sue xx

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  13. Very clever, Liz! Great masking and great design idea!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Simple but so effective - lovely card. Anne x

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  15. Very creative masking, a very unique design!

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  16. Love this Liz. Very clever idea.

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  17. Super bold and striking yet a perfect CAS one layer card and a brilliant take on our theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More this week. x

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  18. Hi Liz,
    what a wonderful card, and such a great idea to use apuch for and then ink through the punched design.
    Love the colour choice too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. Super CAS card Liz and such a clever idea.
    Janice x

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  20. This is beautiful, Liz!! I love how you masked to get the pretty colors and design!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. What a brilliant idea to use the punch as a mask/stencil and it has worked marvellously. I love the effect it has created. hugs Mrs A.

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