Sunday, March 27, 2011

Less Is More: Sketch

The sketch for the Less Is More challenge came out on Saturday morning and I had this card made within 15 minutes.  Then I started second guessing myself on its total simplicity and i tried different colors, branches, ribbons, embossing etc.  But I kept coming back to this original card and realized that it displayed sympathy best without any other embellishments.


This is my third post today so be sure to keep reading...
  • Stamps: Bird from Memory Box clear set, sentiment unknown
  • Ink: Papertrey Fresh Snow (on edges), Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy
  • Paper: Papertrey Fine Linen, Stampin' Up Mellow Moss
  • Accessories: Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, Sizzix die, circle punch
  • Challenges: Less Is More sketch

40 comments:

  1. Seriously....I NEED that die for the branch!!! What a fabulous card! I love what you've done! Is the bird a stamp? Awesome card!

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  2. Wonderful take on the sketch. Sympathy cards sort of call for simplicity, don't you think? So very well done.

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  3. This card is just so beautiful in its simplicity.
    Hugs
    Margaret

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  4. Kim, this is simply exquisite!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Did you receive your showcase badge? I've tried to send it several times, I hope it's finally reached you!
    You give inspiration to so many of our challenge participants, thank you SO much!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. that is a really lovely interpretation of the sketch - and a beautiful card.

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  6. Awesome creation , worth visit to your blog!

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  7. Such a beautiful, stylish card-STUNNING!

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  8. A very striking card, it's lovely. Jo x

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  9. Gorgeous, Kim. Simple and elegant.

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  10. A very tasteful card to have for such a sad occasion - lovely

    Kathyk

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  11. Fantastic take on our sketch Kim
    i love it
    Thanks so much
    mandi

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  12. beautiful, birds are so on trend at the moment, and it's not hard to figure out why, with gorgeous creations like this!

    Kelly xx

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  13. Not sure what your other attempts turned out like, but I think this card is perfect! Sometimes it really does pay to go with your first instinct!

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  14. Absolutely stunning!
    Lynne xxx

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  15. To me, this card is perfect in every way.

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  16. How lovely! What a wonderful take on the sketch. Lynne x

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  17. Hello there, fabulous card, love the colours and the images, I agree it has everything, stunning success:0) xxx

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  18. Beautifully simple and perfect for a sympathy card, love the bird "in the moon"

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  19. Beautiful card very elegant :)
    Von x

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  20. Kim this is simplicity at it's best. Stunning sympathy card!

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  21. what a fantastic interpretation of the sketch - simply beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful ... and simply perfect! Hugs xxaxx

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  23. Stunning card - perfect as a sympathy card.

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  24. Beautiful card, love the colours. x

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  25. Your card has the wow factor, I love it. I'm going to try and re-create it if you don't mind X

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  26. What a beautiful card, stunning really. The simplicity of the design is perfect and so elegant!
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  27. This is such a gorgeous card. Lovely and clean and simple.

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  28. What a lovely take on the sketch- and I think it makes a very good sympathy card in it simplicity, colour and subject :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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  29. What a card! Oh my! Brilliant silhouette and what an effect! Super card! :)

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  30. CAS at it's very best. Stunning leaves make the whole thing work so well:-)

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  31. Your card is stunning in its simplitcity and so elegant.

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  32. Absolutely GORGEOUS. LOVE everything about it.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  33. This is lovely and perfect for an in sympathy. x

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  34. Fabulous card - perfect balance as it is CAS and serene but the flourish banch gives it so much interest. Love it!
    pauline x

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  35. Stunning card, just perfect!
    Kaz xx

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  36. wow,wow,wow! This is just stunning!

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  37. This is a beautiful card! I love the branch and bird.
    Ruth

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