Saturday, 9 July 2011

LIM: Some thing with Legs OLC

I love these one layer challenges!  And they really are a challenge!  It takes me ages to figure something out for them but today I settled on using Wedding Wheels stamp set from Stampin’ Up!
Wedding Wheels
Here’s the process I went through and the reason I’m covered in ink!  I started using post-it notes to mask off a square….my masking didn’t work!  I’d left gaps (all be them very slight) in between the post-its so that kinda ruined the effect.
So this is my second attempt.  I made a template using my nesties.  I cut a circle from the front of a 15cm card blank.  I then sandwiched another card in that template and secured it to my desktop with post-its.  This gave me my window to work in.  After stamping the image (using my SAMJ* to position it), I inked the window using Marina Mist, Pacific Blue and Night of Navy, getting darker towards the edges.  (Here’s a quick tip: because I’ve not used Whisper White, by using my SAMJ I could get a clear image by stamping over it several times on some not so smooth card!!!)
So then I removed the template and doodled a line for the tightrope ground (but you have to admit, it does look a bit like a circus act…LOL!).  The ‘Congratulations’ is from the Wedding Sweet stamp set.
So what do you reckon?  I think I’ll try this again with a bit more ground but it definitely sticks to the Less is More look Smile
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And I’m not the only thing that got inky while making this card.  Annie was left to her own devices…hope it comes off before her show at the school carnival at 2pm!!


I’m also entering this in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge { Single Layer }
Papertake Weekly {Anything Goes}
Toptip Tuesday {Wedding or Anniversary}
BFN
Linda
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*Stamp-a-ma-jig, available from Stampin’ Up through me Smile


39 comments:

  1. Love your colouring on this lovely card - great image too

    Kathyk

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  2. Beautiful stamp and gorgeous card!

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  3. It's perfect Linda. Another stamp I've not been keen on but am now reconsidering thanks to you. Zx

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  4. Gorgeous card. love the stamp.

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  5. Fabulous! Like that image and really like how you got lighter with the background ink toward the center! Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Lynn

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  6. I love it, the circle and the image are just perfect

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  7. Great card, love that image.
    Lynne xxx

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  8. Great card, love the blue background and the stamp is lovely.
    Jo x

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  9. You've made this stamp look fantastic Linda! Love the tightrope - a perfect motif for marriage (oops, hope DH isn't reading this!)

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  10. I love the stamp & the colours are fab :)

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  11. Very nice! Great card!
    Debby

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  12. Love this image......fabby card

    ali x

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  13. Stunning, stunning card
    Beryl x

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  14. There's nothing quite like getting inky... this is great!
    Thanks so much!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  15. Hello there, Pretty card, love the silhouette stamp, mmm nice, gay xxx

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  16. Wow!! That is such a lovely & elegant card! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

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  17. Gorgeous! Love your inking, it's perfect!

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  18. This is lovely! Great masking & gorgeous image. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

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  19. I love this stamp. A super card. xx

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  20. Well, our motto in the kitchen is...if you make a mess then the meal is gonna be great! I think that applies to stamping as well because this card is awesome. :)
    Thank you SO much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Wedding/Anniversary challenge. I loved looking at your wonderful and unique card.
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

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  21. What a great image and a beautiful card! Love it!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Wedding or Anniversary' challenge :)

    Carol x

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  22. Just perfect, love the touch of bling too.
    Linbyx

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  23. Linda, I'm not sure I would have made the "tightrope" connection until you mentioned it...and now I do "see" it! LOL! Maybe you could sponge a couple of "hills" behind the bicycle? No matter...I do LOVE this!! Well done!! My Card

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  24. I thought of using this image too but yours is much better than I would have managed. Love your gradiated colour in your circle. I like the ground/tight rope! x

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  25. Great card. I love masking but have never thought of leaving a lighter area to "sit" the stamp in. Perfect sentiment too.

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  26. beautiful card Linda thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  27. wow! Absolutely Stunning

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  28. Very creative, I love your card!

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  29. Lovely colours and brilliant masking.
    Must dig out my wedding wheels stamp and have a go :o)

    Julie x

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  31. I love this card, gorgeous! Your inking is fab and I love the gem!

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  32. Such a great card, perfect in every way :O)Viv xx

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  33. the circle is the perfect shaped background, looks like they're riding off on their honeymoon.
    Brilliant card :)
    Jenny x

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  34. Great silhouette and the circle is the perfect backdrop

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  35. Love the wedding couple image, a fun card, great background too,
    Sandy

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  36. That is Beautiful! Love the stamp and your inking is fab!

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I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)