Thursday, February 18, 2016

Merry Monday meets "Less is More".....

Hello everyone: I've said it before, I love it when I can combine challenges with one card and this time, I'm thrilled to show you this card I made for two of my favorite challenges, Merry Monday , with a theme of "Berries" and "Less is More" , the challenge is "One Layer Cards", here is mine.
This is the second card I enter to this challenge. You can see the other one HERE if you'd like.


This image is from a super old Flourishes set called "Naturally Merry", I stamped it onto a 4"x51/2" card base with Memento Jet Black ink an colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. The sentiment is from the same set and its heat embossed in gold.
Here is a picture of the finished inside, both the sentiment and the branch are from the retired SU set called "Beauty of the Season", they are stamped with Hello Honey Ink.


Here's the banners that inspired this card.



"Less is More"
ONE LAYER CARD CHALLENGE.
The Designer Team at "Less is More" is having a Designer Team Call. I don't have enough experience with this style of card making, although I love it and I'm getting the hang of it but, if you have the know how, go check this out. 
Here are the pictures of the retired stamp sets I used so you can see how they look like and maybe be lucky enough to find them. This first one has been LOVED  a lot!! that's why I took the picture by the window. Brr!! 
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful and clever take on our stem challenge Maria, thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  2. Thank you Sarah, the "Less is More" challenge has given me the chance to sharpen my "skills" at one layer cards, I'm learning thanks to all of you guys.

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  3. So pretty ! I love Holly and it`s berries and this is such a wonderful stamp showing it . Your card is truly lovely !! I predict another WINNER !!

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  4. Oh Sonny, thank you for the vote of confidence my friend. I haven't used this set in a while, I'm so glad I did for this card.

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the gold embossing, and the stamp is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I felt this image only needed a bit of bling and that is why I embossed the sentiment.

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  6. What beautiful holly, Maria! And the gold embossed sentiment adds such elegance! I'm impressed that it's one layer too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! (Your orchids are gorgeous too.)

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  7. Thank you Bonnie, I'm getting more and more comfortable with the CAS style, I really wanted to make one more card to add to the "Less is More" gallery.

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  8. Such gorgeous colouring on this Maria and the gold embossing sets it off perfectly. Lou x

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  9. Thank you Lou, coloring my images with pencils is my other favorite method, I love how the colors blend so pretty with the baby oil.

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    1. Thank you Mary, the embossing does look pretty.

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  11. So beautiful Maria. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I always have fun with Merry Monday!

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  12. What fabulous colouring and impeccable embossing Maria, a superb card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, so glad you stopped by.

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  13. What gorgeous holly sprigs, Maria ... your colouring is brilliant ... I can almost feel those prickly leaves from here! Thanks so much for your lovely warm birthday wishes! Hugs, Anita :)

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    1. Thank you Anita, coloring with pencils gives this leaves a bit more texture, I think.
      I hope your day was fabulous!!

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  14. Very pretty card, I love the gold sentiment. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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  15. Thank you for stopping by. I love playing at Merry Monday.

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  16. What a lovely holly stem Maria, beautiful colouring!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  17. Thank you Anne, loved this One Layer Challenge, I'm sharpening my CAS skills!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.