Sunday, April 3, 2011

A touch of red

Less is More is having a challenge to use a touch of red.  My friend's little boy Luke is turning 8 and I was inspired after going thru my stamps to create this card.  Less is More is a challenge to create simple cards with few embellishments.  They want us to use white space but that's something I seem to struggle with although my cards are often just a couple steps.


This card is simply a big pocket stamped directly on white paper with 'Not Quite Navy' ink from Stampin' Up!  
I stamped the Happy Birthday using the same ink.  
Then I dabbed a sponge in the ink and rubbed it all over to finish the jeans.  
The tag is so clever it makes me giddy.  Glad Luke's name starts with an L like the famous jean brand!  I used the white gel pen from SU! and handwrote it.  Love that pen!
Even if I don't qualify for white space, I appreciate you stopping by from the Less is More blog!

15 comments:

  1. Oh Mary this is so inventive!
    As you say we do require more white space, but, I think this is CAS enough on this occasion
    Thanks for your entry
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  2. I'm sure Luke will be pleased to have his name of the jeans.. I think I may have been tempted to keep the colour just on the pocket however.
    Super idea and great pop of red!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. This is great so creative

    Ali x

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  4. I also struggle with the whitespace aspect....yours is just bluespace...

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  5. I appreciate the feedback ladies! I actually DID leave it white at first but it looked like a strange floating pocket rather than the back of a pair of jeans. So ya... I had to add the color. But it is simple! Add real stitching... that would have been sweet!

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  6. Wow, this is great Mary. Love the jeans pocket stamp and the red name tag is fabulous. xx

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  7. Brilliant! What a really creative idea. Love your card.
    Sharon xx

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  8. A fab idea to use the label for the name (thank heavens the recipients name wasn't really long!) this looks simply fab

    Kathyk

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  9. I am glad to see some blue on here this week lol... A fabtastic idea and works really well with Luke's name. Fantastic card:-)

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  10. Cool idea. Love it personalised. x

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  11. Mary...this is just cute as can be! I love the way you added the tag with his name on it...awesome card!

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  12. what a brill idea for the touch of red..genius!

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  13. Awesome card - great for a guy. Love it!

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