Thursday, 23 August 2012

Less Is More - Week 81

This is the first challenge that I have taken part in for a while.  Needed some inspiration and the Less is More blog is certainly the place for that. 

The theme this week is "Tearing". 
I needed a male birthday card so I thought that I would incorporate this element in its design.
I did a lot of "ripping and tearing" when making some of my earliest cards - mostly with handmade papers.  I loved using a waterbrush to wet the paper then pull it apart it to reveal feathered strands.   I used this method when making wedding stationery for someone several years ago....but after completing about two hundred items, the appeal kind of disappeared!


Here I started with a 5" by 7" Kraft card blank and decided to keep to a  natural theme. I stamped the vintage car ( Personal Impressions) and used a waterbrush to tint it.  The paper that it was stamped on was from a HMRC (tax) envelope which was very easy to tear!!!  I inked the edges to give them better definition.   The binder edge border was created with an EK Success punch.  I haven't used this much but at the time that it was bought it, I thought that I couldn't live without it! (familiar?)  The sentiment is from the same set of Personal Impressions stamps.

I took this photo in the conservatory where I have a number of wooden items displayed on the windowsill.  I just decided to bring the toadstools into shot because they fitted the "natural" theme of the card.



Ink pad used: Stampin' Up   - Close to Cocoa

5 comments:

Skye said...

A lovely card. A great male card. Love the tearing and the use of kraft on white

Dotty Jo said...

Super stylish! Jo x

Christine said...

Perfect for a man and for the challenge! Well done!
Hug
Christine

Mandi said...

fantastic card, superb design
Thanks very much
mandi
LIM

Chrissie said...

Many apologies for the tardiness of my visit this week, a cruise to Norway intervened somewhat!
Thanks for your lovely submission.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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