Monday, February 6, 2012

More Aqua!

I originally made two cards for Less is More's challenge 5...a color challenge to use AQUA.  I put one of the cards up earlier today, but then decided to tear the second card apart, use a couple things and ideas from it and give it a makeover.  Here's my card and then I'll tell you what I did:
The first card had the flowers on a panel layered on the card...looked kind of choppy.  This morning, I had the idea, as my hand drawn stems looked a little bare to add a picket fence.  Only thing is I only have the Martha Stewart picket fence punch...a pretty small fence.  I had the idea to see if I could EXTEND the fence, so here's what I did(takes a little practice, so try on scrap paper, first!).  I measured a 1 1/4" strip of white cardstock and used the same technique that I had used with some other MS border punches last year.  HERE, in this post, I show you how I use the border punches for a different look...well...it works with the fence punch, too!! It gave me just the length I needed for my garden of flowers.  The sentiment is Hero Arts, the flowers are Papertrey Ink(Beautiful Blooms) stamped in versamark on Pool Party paper and white embossed.  I hand drew the stems and added a leaf from some stamp set...not sure of which one just now.  Added stick on nailheads to flower's centers and used stick on dots for the flowers to the card.  I like it better than my first attempt:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

23 comments:

  1. Very cute, looks like the little flowers are waving at me!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  2. Hi, Brenda! It wasn't until I uploaded my card, that I actually thought that SAME thing...like the flowers are waving "hello"...how funny:)!! Hugs!!...Lisa

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  3. what cute flowers! beautiful card!

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  4. So beautiful card, so sweet flowers, Lisa! You always know how to use the best colors combination combine!

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  5. Wow, this is fab. Such a pretty card.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. This is absolutely fabulous Lisa
    that picket fence is inspired
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  7. This is another stunner Lisa, I'm really impressed with your punching of the picket fence!
    It's gorgeous!
    Thanks once more.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. How clever is that fence, you're quite an ace with the punches :0)
    The flowers look so cute nodding their heads above the fence.
    Jenny x

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  9. I love this pretty flower garden, Lisa! That fence is just perfect.

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  10. I simply cannot view and comment on all the LIM cards. I don't' know how Chrissie and Mandi do it. I just browse and pick the ones I find most interesting. I'm glad I took a closer look at your card. I think it is fabulous.

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  11. Darling flowers and picket fence :) You are doing a great job with turquoise.

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  12. Great card, love the 3d flowers.

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  13. Lisa, you always rock these challenges! What a cool fence you've made. I love using my border punches like that!! Gorgeous card!

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  14. beautiful! and so neat. :)

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  15. Such a pretty card Lisa :) Viv xx

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  16. This is beautiful, Lisa. I love those flowers waving hello over the fence. Ann

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  17. Oh WOW this is so gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Beautiful card! Great idea to add the fence.

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  19. This is so precious! Thank you for sharing... Beautiful card! Aqua is my color too....

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa