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22.4.17

Less is More week 325 - Stripe


Hi LIMettes and welcome to a new clean and simple card making challenge with Less is More! This week we want you to use a stripe or stripes in your cards.

First though, a big thank you to TaeEun of Rainbow in November for being our awesome guest designer this week! Do visit and leave her some comment love.
Here's my first card, using paper in a lovely English country floral pattern. The curved top panel was cut using Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant Make a Wish. The top embossed line of diagonal stitches is from Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders.



And my second card, using My Favorite Things Distressed Stripes Background Stamp on a masked portion of the card, with butterflies from Altenew Botanical Garden, watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, and the sentiment from Uniko Originally Organic Additions.



As always my teamies have some gorgeous inspiration cards on the blog and there may be bonus cards on their personal blogs too. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

  1. Swooning over your makes this week again Esther! Those sentiments are both incredible. The pretty paper on your first card is so feminine and sweet and the curved layout adds so much interest to that card. Adore those butterflies on the second - the stripes make them look like they are swooshing in from the side of the card. Really clever of you to leave one half of their wings uncoloured - that really catches the eye. Hope you have a superb week. xx

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  2. These are both so elegant and beautiful, Esther! I love the curved edge on your first card and the striped design looks so fresh and pretty. The bold butterflies really pop off your second card with that cool stripy edge. I hope you have a great weekend x

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  3. Two beautiful cards Esther ! The sentiment on the first one is so wonderful ! And this stripy and flourish paper reminds me the lining I used to see in my grandmother's home ! Very delicate and so feminine ! I also love these butterflies and how the strips recall the coloring of their right wings ! Gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  4. Wonderful cards, Esther. I rarely ever use pattern paper, but I love that floral paper and how you finished off the card with the diagonal stitch border at the top. For your second card, love how you coloured your butterflies.

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  5. Such pretty cards. Both so different, sure to be terrific inspiration for many!

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  6. Fabulous designs on both cards!!! The floral pattern on the first card is so pretty!!! And I love the way you added stripes on the second card! So creative!!!

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    1. Thank you! You've been a brilliant guest designer!

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  7. Absolutely love both your cards. The first one with that pretty floral paper and stitched curve is GORGEOUS and those butterflies are stunning on your second card. I saw the diagonal stitched border on Anita's card and added it to my wish list and now I've seen it on yours I've just got to have it!!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I do love diagonal stitch lines <3 Give in to temptation!!

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  8. More fabulousness here again Esther! love the floral design on the first one and how clever including the butterflies with the stripey edge on the second one too ;) hugs Viv xx

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  9. Swooning and smiling from ear to ear Esther. That gorgeous English country cottage design paper is simply perfect for stripes! 100% elegance from the sentiment, stitched borders and floral beauties below. Love it. Equally classy is the butterfly card with those subtle stripes. Gorgeous colours and super duper CAS as ever. Have a great week. x

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  10. 2 very nice cards, Ester. So creative to use the background stripe stamp on the butterfly card, I really like this one :)

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  11. Your cards are amazing, Esther. Love the use of the pretty patterned paper. Such beautiful designs!!

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  12. Sorry I'm so late, sweetie! I absolutely adore your first card. That paper....LOVE IT! Such a stylish card with the gorgeous striped florals, the curve and wonderful sentiment. And the stamped striped edge is really striking on your second card, adds wonderful interest to your multi coloured butterflies xx

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