Well here I am entering the Less is More challenge again! First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone who left comments on my cards last week. You have no idea how much it boosts my confidence that you all were so kind and complimentary about my cards - especially as you all make such stunning cards yourselves.
So this week, a touch of red, I was thinking about this on and off all Saturday. I tend to go for character stamps these days and I couldn't think of many of them that I thought would look good with just red, the only one that I thought might work had already been used. So back to the drawing board and my older stamps. I had a root around my, many!, boxes of stamps and found a couple that I thought would work.
Again being Sarah, I ended up making two cards. I couldn't decide which I liked best, so here are my two attempts. I still have the option of the other stamp and I may be back later in the week with more.
So my first card I stuck to my standard square, stamped the image in the corner, the sentiment on the opposite side and drew a black line around the card. The red ribbon was coloured with my pencils and glittered with Martha Stewart Glitter. I was a bit nervous of leaving the image with no colour and so very lightly highlighted it with grey pencil.
On my second card I used the DL size again, I almost always used to make this size card when first starting out, and it was nice to be reminded of it in last weeks challenge. This time I stamped the image on a separate piece of card, matted it with black paper and then mounted it on the card blank. Stamped the sentiment in the top left, coloured the ribbon with pencils again, but this time I used Stickles glitter to highlight. I was braver as well and left the image uncoloured.
I think this shows me two things. One I need more sentiment stamps, I know a lot of people computer generate their sentiments, but I just love stamping. Two, it doesn't matter how hard I try I cannot get a straight edge! I wonder if it's something about being left-handed.
Finally I noticed after I took the pictures that one of the edges of my cards is a bit feathered, it's time to change my trimmers' blade I think. I am looking at changing over to a guillotine, an X-cut has been suggested by friends on Do-crafts forum - any other suggestions anyone?