Saturday, 9 February 2013

Music with Natural Composition DP

Of course I'm sad that Mandi has stepped down at Less is More but it's lovely to see that Jen is now a resident designer She is such an inspiration and I know I'm not alone in being blown away by her amazing work. She and Chrissie are inspiring us with a one layer Music challenge this week and I'm very proud to say that I actually noticed the one layer bit this time! Come and see what I've made:

It was really hard to photograph this card, but I hope you can see what's going on here! The card base was made using one of the fabulous Natural Composition speciality designer papers (these aren't actually papers but a warm kraft card stock, clear-embossed on one side in six beautiful designs.) I cut an aperture in the card front, using the Word Window punch, and stamped my sentiment inside - you can see that better in the next photo...


The sentiment comes from a useful new set of two called Essentials costing only £5.95 - I think it's brilliant value for a pair of sentiments I know I'll be using over and over again. The card was finished with a little butterfly, perched on the side of the aperture. I used the new Bitty Butterfly punch to cut one from Creped Filter paper, and layered it over another cut from Crumb Cake card stock. The two gems are Basic Rhinestones that I coloured with a black permanent marker.


Here are some more of those gorgeous speciality papers - aren't they gorgeous?! A photo doesn't do them justice but in real life you just want to touch them!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Essentials
Ink: Stazon black, Whisper White craft ink (to sponge edges of card stock)
Card stock: Natural Composition speciality designer paper (which is really a card stock!)
Other: Word Window, Bitty Butterfly punches, corner rounder, Creped Filter paper, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig 
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Oh dear, I think it's high time I got on with some housework now - it looks as if Hurricane Family has swept through the house again! The other day I was talking to my youngest son and noticed that some muddy boots had been trailed through the hall. "I must sweep this floor," I said. "You could grow potatoes in it!" My son, who doesn't have much interest in housework, said "Mmm potatoes!"

I'll be back on Monday and I'll hope to see you then.

27 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Lovely papers ... Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx
    Just going to make a Nigella Lawson Sweet..... Rocky Road.... My friend made it and its to die for.....x

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  2. Sweet card Vicky and just love those gorgeous papers

    Anne

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  3. Vicky this is such a clever way of getting around the challenge of one layer week and the butterfly is the perfect embellishment!

    Sharon
    x

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  4. Fabulous card again Vicky,sorry I didn't leave you a comment last week, been sooo busy lately :) Viv xx

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  5. I never notice the one layer part until I'm ready to post - I'm glad you pointed it out this week!! I love your music background with just a simple butterfly!

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  6. This is lovely Vicky. I'd forgotten there was a 'music' theme is this pack!!
    M x

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  7. This is gorgeous Vicky! I didn't realise those papers were so thick and glossy! I may have to add them onto my next order...they're on my wish list anyway!
    Lizy xx

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  8. Its a beautiful card Vicky and I absolutely adore how you cut the frame and did the sentiment me thinks I might jus have to case this beauty.

    Marie

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  9. The paper you used word perfectly for the challenge, love the word window and the butterfly, great touches.
    Linbyx

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  10. Hola Vicky, simply beautiful card, these papers are just amazing, the butterfly is the perfect touch.
    My friend the BIG fight in home...the arrange!!!!i don´t know if is a lost battle...:D:D:D:D
    A warm hug from Palma















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  11. Very pretty card! Those papers are fab. Sue x

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  12. lovely shiny designs on the kraft paper! Love sentiment peeking out behind the Word Window

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  13. This is dead fabby Vicky!
    Love the little aperture!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  14. Just perfect Vicky love the butterfly and the aperture. Great way to get round the one layer:)
    Val x
    Those papers look gorgeous!

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  15. Gorgeous card Vicky-i love the colours you have chosen-such pretty papers :) Nessa xx

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  16. Vicky your card is simply Fab. You have a great eye for detail,and the butterfly is so cute. (I may have to add it to my wish list!!!)

    Bev x

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  17. Nice card Vicky. Clever use of the papers. Zx

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  18. love it Vicky!! fab kraft card!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  19. This is fabulous Vicky. I would have killed for those papers this week lol. Smashing card.
    Lynne xxx

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  20. Just beautiful design paper and a stunning card :)

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  21. ooo that embossed card is just right for the challenge and love how you've made a window for the sentiment :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. I am so jealous of you! You have the ability to create such simple, elegant and yet stylish cards!
    This one is the perfect example. Love it!
    x Caro

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  23. Fantastic idea! Love the subtle background stamping.
    Eva

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  24. So pretty Vicky. Love those papers. x

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  25. Lovely card - I like the cardstock and the aperture is super idea. Elizabeth xx

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment - I thoroughly enjoy reading them! Vicky x