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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Lime and Black #2

Whilst I had all of my 'lime stuff' on the dining room table I thought I might as well have another go.

This week's sponsors at Less Is More is a company called Clearly Besotted who make gorgeous stamps and dies. Now I have an unexplainable fear of stamping but I was so impressed by their background builder stamps I had to have a play with my digi stuff...

In Publisher I created a square and using the snipping tool I 'snipped' a piece from a black polka dot digi patterned paper and placed this across the side of the square. I added a text box with the word 'celebrate' and turned it on it's side placing it under the polka dot area. I also added another piece of polka dot pattern at the top of the print area. I printed this onto a sheet of A4 lime card.

I cut the card and folded it to a 13x13cm base. I then die cut a small star from the extra piece of polka dot pattern and larger stars in white and black. I matted the star and added some black ribbon under the polka dots.

I really wish I could find a stamping course to build some confidence in using stamps - I have hundreds of the things I have gotten free with magazines lying unloved in a box!



  1. This is terrific too Sharon, I love the dotty look!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. I think your digital card is just stunning! Great work!

  3. Love this one Sharon. You really do make fabulous CAS cards.
    As for stamping just do it, practice makes perfect.
    I use rockerblocks or Clarity handles to mount the stamps, firm even pressure. If the stamp is a freebie they are often softer than bought ones and I find don't need quite as much pressure, too much tends to make them 'splodge' a little.
    Practice on copy paper but if you are going to colour especially with alcohol markers you need a good base card such as Neenah.
    There are hundreds of tutorials on the net.
    Eileen x

  4. Fun digital card! As for stamping - just jump in....practice makes perfect! :)

  5. sharon another fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  6. Oh my this looks far too complicated I have a fear of computers like your fear of stamping hee he, but it sure did make a gorgeous card ! x