Saturday, 14 June 2014

Off the edge one layer card

One layer card

This card started off as a mistake. I was meant to be cutting some flowers for another card but forgot to add the border die! Then I saw the Less is More challenge and decided to see if I could turn it into a card.

The flower shape is from the Spellbinder d-lites Medallion nine. Having "mis cut" the first one, I added another one below. I snipped the edges off the flowers to add an interesting "edge" and then cut the card down to size.

Using three distress inks (shabby shutters, tumbled glass and mustard yellow), I randomly inked up the Creative Expressions newsprint stamp and stamped over the cut flowers and also in a border on the inside of the card. It would probably be easier to do the stamping before cutting in future!

I added extra colour to the central flower shapes to make them stand out more.

The "with love" border and butterfly stamp is from a Papermania set that came with the Creativity magazine this month.

I added some extra dimension with faux stitching using a micron pen.

Some extra views because this card was also really difficult to photograph:

I am entering this in the Less is More one layer over the edge challenge.


  1. Wow, this looks great. Never the less, never trow anything away, even if you think it's a complete failure. Sometimes you suddenly get a brainwave and make the most gorgeous things with it. Hugs and have a nice weekend, Ankie

  2. Fantastic card, so intricate and perfectly coloured.
    Thanks for sharing
    Less is More

  3. What a stunning card, really original and eye catching

  4. Absolutely stunning Helene
    Margaret x

  5. Fabulous card, love those flowers cut off the edge.
    Linda xx
    Guest Designer
    Less is More

  6. What a super card that has evolved from a mistake Helene, love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  7. What a happy accident. Lovely card.
    Lynne xxx

  8. What a simply fabulous 'mistake' Helene. This is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. fabulous helene
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More