Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Triple entry!! - Runway Inspired Challenge 61, Less is More 174 & CASology 98

Realising that I SO had to get my head back in the game, I took a tour around my favourite challenge blogs and realised that the idea that I had in mind managed to fuse three of the challenges together.

The card I have created is one of those ones where I am feeling very smug about myself. I am not really one to blow my own trumpet, but I am in love with this card. Whether or not others love it, I am just so pleased with it myself!!!

The first challenge I came across what the new Runway Inspired Challenge which provided this photo from Delpozo….

It was the black and red that really spoke out to me in this card. I started thinking along the lines of ladybirds, apple (with black stock??), or maybe……a Poppy!!

I then saw that the CASology challenge word was Shine

……so a poppy made with glitter paper. Now, I don't have a poppy stamp - but that has never stopped me before…..I had just the thing in mind that might just work. My Uniko Studio Flower Power 2 set - not a poppy, but it could be made to look like one!! I also wanted to use the leaf from the Uniko Studio Chrysanthemum set. This then brought me to the Less is More challenge, which is to use more than one stamp.

I began my card by getting out my gold and red glitter cards. I stamped the leaf from Uniko Studio Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum set on the reverse of the gold and fussy cut it out. I then stamped the flower from flower power 2 on the back of the red card 3 times…..I fully cut out the first image, cut out all but two of the petals on the second image and on the final image, only cut out the other two petals. I assembled the leaf and flowers by placing down the leaf first, adding my fully cut flower first, added the flower with two petals missing using foam pads and then added the final two petals propped up on more foam pads on top…..this then created a three layered flower. For the centre, I cut a small circle of black velvet ribbon and again added with foam pads.

I knew exactly what text I wanted on the outside AND inside of this card, but I do not have stamps with these words….so it was time for the trusty laptop and printer and I simply printed the words I wanted. A couple of stars were added inside and voila. A really simple to make card that I happen to think packs quite a punch!!!!

Any comments as always very much appreciated

Laura xxx


  1. A very clever card Laura
    Margaret x (Guest Designer LIM)

  2. This is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology this week.

  3. Your card certainly packs a punch at all 3 challenges Laura
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Always intriguing to read how your cards come to be; it's like a 'mini tutorial' of both your thought and 'in-action' processes. The results here: magnificent! You've stylized simple images into such beautiful, eye-catching new versions. The gold leaf, the red flower, the thoughtful sentiment and the verse inside...exquisite, thoughtful, lovely! In'm in awe... Hugs~c

  5. This is absolutely stunning! And extra marks for creating your own 'die cut poppy' without a die or a poppy! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  6. Another stunner! Your creativity is simply amazing :) Love the sparkle & the sentiment is beautiful. Hugs Bev x

  7. Wow Laura, this is so stunning. Sorry I haven't visited much lately, we are in the process of moving house, so just surrounded by boxes at the moment, but thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  8. What a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Laura what a super card with lovely sentiment
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

  10. Love the way you took an idea and was determined to see it through, like managing to create a poppy shape without actually having any poppy stamps / dies! Very resourceful! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge - hope to see you again soon!

  11. Great idea, and oh how I love that sparkle! Thanks for joining us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

  12. Very creative, Laura!! Congratulations on the HM honor from CASology!! Hugs, Darnell