Friday, 22 July 2016


Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made with the repetition theme at Less is More in mind.  I also went with the "No Patterned Paper" theme at Cardz for Galz (easy for me!) and the gorgeous inspiration pic at Time Out, where I was drawn to the neutral tones with pops of black and color.  I love that inspiration photo so much that I might be back with a second card at some stage :)

I die-cut the Bed of Roses cover plate by Essentials by Ellen from white cardstock and adhered it to a Soft Stone card base.  From there I adhered a white-embossed banner and placed some lilac enamel dots.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Soft Stone (PTI)
Dies:  Bed of Roses (Essentials by Ellen)
Accessories:  Enamel Dots



Nonni said...

Good to hear you loved our photo! I love the sophisticated look of your card, that die is gorgeous. I might need to buy it after seeing this card. :) Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Lyn said...

I am also thinking I need that die :) such a beautiful card <3 perfect

Esther said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, so stylish and classy. Beautiful die! Just for future reference, we do need a bit of empty space on a card to meet the Less is More guidelines. Thanks for joining in though, and hope to see you at LIM again soon :)

sandie said...

Great to see you at TO again Karren. I just love photo challenges and how we all pick out different things. You have made such an elegant card, I love the cover plate, I don't own any!! And the black strip reminds me of the photo frames. And thank you for your lovely comment about our photo

Viv said...

Beautiful card Karren, love the soft shade of colour, crisp sentiment and the purple dots finish it off nicely ;) Viv xx

I Card Everyone said...

Well you know you had me at grey/white! OH I love this card, and that coverplate, and OH everything about this card!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Chrissie said...

This is a great design and although simple we do rather like entries to our challenges to contain a little white space... just for future reference!
I love those flowers with the bold sentiment panel!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Karren, this is beautiful. So subtle yet striking at the same time.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Hannelie said...

Love the way you treated this beautiful die cut!

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Karren. Love that die cut.

Susan said...

Stunning background. I just love the grey and white tones, so pretty and elegant! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous CAS card, Karren! I love that you chose Soft Stone behind this pretty cover plate, and your B&W sentiment is perfection! I'm putting this die cut on my wishlist :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that beautiful rose die cut panel, Karren - looks so stunning on the soft grey!!!! The sentiment banner in black and the splashes of bright lilac ...simply wonderful!!! Totally awesome!!!

Shona Chambers said...

Just love this Karren and hope you do come back for seconds!!! That floral background die is stunning and love how you kept it in neutral tones, really makes that black sentiment pop. Thanks so much for coming to play with us at TIME OUT and hope you do come back for more!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Karren. The neutral tones and the font on the sentiment are elegant, and lavender was the perfect choice of color for the finishing touch of the names dots. Thank you for linking up and playing along with us at Time Out! ~ Stephanie L, GD.