Thursday, 14 April 2011

LIM 10, no. 2. Lets have another go!

Hi and welcome here.
This is effort number 2.

The Less is More challenge this week is great and I'm loving playing around with sentiments and pictures. the sentiment has to be the most prominent.



  I stamped this card and cut a border with a Martha Stewart punch but I feel it's probably a bit fussy.



                                                                                                   
So I stamped it more simply
Now I don't know which I prefer. Do you have a preference?

For this second card I faded out the edge of the background stamp because I feel it ends too abruptly.


Background stamp by Elusive images (now Chocolate Baroque)
Penny Black sentiment.
Versamark Brilliance ink, Pearlescent Beige.
Sentiment stamped with Archival ink coffee.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments, I love reading them all :0) xxx

32 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and beautiful! love the unique border, too! lovely card!

shobanarravi said...

You are right about the first one being a bit busy. The second one is fab! :) Bee-uuu-tiful bg stamp! Super stuff! :)

Chrissie said...

The second one has to be my favourite for the reasons you state... it's less fussy and the fading out of the edge of the background is so effective... without one consciously realising it!
How did you achieve that?
If I were to be exceptionally picky, my only comment would be that the style of font on the sentiment stamp doesn't match the style of the background stamp, which for me begs a flowing script or classical style.
The sentiment itself is super!
It is a really beautiful card nevertheless.
Thanks again.
Chrissie
"LIM"

Tejal said...

I love both..i love the punched border, but also love how you faded the background stamp...love the softness it gives to the card..stunning IMO!!!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

scoobyed said...

I prefer the one with the MS border personally.....lovely !!!

Lynne K said...

Sorry, can't decide, I like them both! The MS border is gorgeous, but the second version is probably better for LIM.
Lynne x

craftattack said...

Beutiful card, I like them both. Thanks for visiting my blog, nice to meet you. And I love it that you have called yourself *Mustavecoffee*, as I live from the stuff! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

Sue said...

Both are gorgeous, not sure I can choose between them. The background stamp is beautiful. Sue.x

debby4000 said...

Oh love them both but like one with the MS border best.
luv
debby

Jenny said...

Lovely cards and I too prefer the simpleness of the second version :)
Jenny x

chris said...

I'm for the MS border punch, one its so fabulous. hugs chris do like the other one too!!

Linda R. said...

Hello my sweet friend. I have to say I think they are both gorgeous.. But If you had a gun pointed to my head and told me I had to pick one.. I would have to say..... I don't know please don't shot..

Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Dotty Jo said...

Like them both - for different reasons! Jo x

Viv said...

Oooh loving that MS border, I love both cards and can't choose between them, love that faded border too:O) Viv xx

Pops x said...

These less cards always look so elegant sweetie, love the sentiment x

Lynn said...

I particularly like the second card, although both lovely. I adore the background stamp. I must say, I am beginning to like ChocolateBaroque :-D. Yes, I like the fading and the sentiment. Lynn x

Aileen said...

Oooh definitely the second one for me. It's fab! x

Rica said...

oooh - I love that border punch, but as you say the card looks better without - I much prefer the second one and that background stamp is beautiul.
hugs Heather xx
ps - have you cottoned on to the fact I'm trying to catch up???

Mandi said...

Both lovely cards, I think /i prefer the second, but I do like the edge of the first
Thanks as always
mandi
Less is More

Netty said...

Well.....to be perfectly honest.........I LOVE THEM BOTH, Annette x

Hello From Texas said...

Wow, both are great so its hard to decide. I think I like the darkness of the background on the first one. But the faded edge on the second. I would say the second one, but only by a small margin. Both are very lovely.

Emily Leiphart said...

I LOVE the punched border, MC! It immediately made me think of this card (http://leiphartonart.blogspot.com/2010/07/4u.html) I made ages ago and question why I haven't done this since? Really beautiful. Thanks for the spark!

massofhair said...

Love both but if i have to choose i would go for your second card as i really love the softness and how delicate it has turned out. Fab creative card and very elegant:-)

Pauline said...

They are both wonderful card, they both work for me!

Spardha said...

beautiful card!.. love the colour and stamps! :)

Kathyk said...

Both fab but I too prefer the 2nd

Kathyk

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, love the background it's so elegant. Thanks for being my No2 follower :o)

Kay Carley said...

Oohhhhhhhh!! Really like the first one!! xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card love the intricate details. have become a follower.

Marie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I'm loving the first one . . . although both are fabby!

Hugs, Sandra

Flowergirl said...

Both lovely cards, (can I ask the name of the Martha Stewart punch please?)
Thanks Wendy x