Saturday, February 26, 2011

Less is More ~ 3 squares

Mmmm, when I saw this challenge I thought it would be easy!! I've made quite a few 'inchie' type cards recently using 3,4, 6 or 9 squares depending on the size of the base card. But when it came to ideas I went blank! Does this happen to everyone?
Anyway I had a quick look through my notebook and found this phrase. It was just crying out for 3 squares. As I've said before, I'm not great at stamping and I don't have many stamps, so this was designed in my favourite programme, Publisher. I printed out on the 'spare' from the card I was using for the 5 inch base card ~ a lovely ivory pearl colour and then heat embossed it. I added gold ribbon and 3 tiny chocolate coloured pearls (though they look a bit pink in the photo). Light not very good for taking photos today so it looks better in 'real life' I think.
Thank you for taking the time to look.

32 comments:

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Diane!
It's amazing how many variations can be on three squares!
See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Such a beautiful card, love your blog xx Jan

Debgem said...

I like this - simple, clean and elegant!

nicky said...

Very nice card , so simple but so much in it if that makes sense.

Ann said...

Does this happen to everyone? - it certainly happens to me - too often!
Love your card the ribbon works really well.
Ann xxx

Mandi said...

Great card Diane
Love the mix of fonts

It's a misconception that CAS is easy eh!

I really like your take on the theme
mandui
"Less is More!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, I too had big issues with this one. Yours is so elegant, Hazelxoxo

Linda said...

Diane. Beautiful layout and no more is needed. the words say it all x

Bea said...

lovely layout - really nice take on the theme

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

The way you've used the ribbon a reoccurring bold line is very effective - one of my favorite tricks! Very well done!

Jose said...

Great card, and love the ribbon idea
Jose

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card - I have this phrase on a couple of stamp sets - might try stamping separately after seeing how ell the words look on their own!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment as the design, great job!

Lynne said...

I really like this. It`s very elegant and classy.
Lynne xxx

Jane said...

A simple but very elegant card xx

sharingthepassion said...

This is fab!

Ali x

Faye said...

What a simple, yet incredibly effective design. Very beautiful, Diane.

Ciara said...

This is a really elegant card, the ribbons & pearls really finish it off nicely too. xx

Shaz said...

Lovely card. x

Susan said...

You've done a great job with this...especially not having many stamps! Love the ribbon...and the embossed words look awesome!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Gorgeous card, love the gold and cream together. Well laid out.
Maureen.......x

Sue said...

Yep! I have plenty of blank moments.lol.

Really like the phrase and the different fonts you've used. Great CAS look.Sue.x

Suze Bain said...

Like the idea of using a sentiment instead of an image, keeps it really clean & simple. No idea what I'm doing yet!

Faith A said...

What a brilliant idea, it's gorgeous

Sally H said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

Sue said...

Beautiful card Diane and so classy

Sue
Xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely idea for your squares....great card.

Anne

jillyscreations said...

Lovely card i love the way you have used the ribbon

Tameko said...

Lovely card!

Sharon said...

Fab card Diane. Very classy with the gold and pearl. You made me laugh ...does it happen to everyone? Not sure about everyone but it happens to me all the time.
Sharon xx

Squirrel x said...

Yep, I had brain freeze when I saw this challenge too! Great use of the squares hun, love your layout. Sxx

Paula said...

lovely layout