Down the Garden Path

This week the Less is More challenge has to include a die cut.  Here is my take on it and an excuse to play with my new Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Materials Used:
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Frame 1
Stampendous Cottage Path stamp
Happy Birthday stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Adirondack Shell Pink ink pad
White card
Swirls stencil
paper roses
Spectrum Noir Pencils

Using the swirls stencil and Shell Pink ink I dusted ink over the front of an A5 card blank to create a swirly background. I stamped the Cottage Path onto white card with Tuxedo Black and coloured in with the pencils. It is quite hard getting shading in on such a small image but the pencils did help a bit!




I used the die to cut two mats out of white paper and inked them with the Shell Pink ink. I cut the Cottage Path image down to fit inside the frame. The remaining frame I cut and overlapped to make a smaller frame to fit the remaining part of the Cottage Path image.



I then arranged my elements onto the front of the card and stuck them down before adding the birthday greeting.


Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter this card into the:
Less is More Challenge
Spectrum Noir Challenge

Addicted to Stamps Make Your Mark Challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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6 Responses to Down the Garden Path

  1. Sarah says:

    Very elegant colouring and dies used.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. chrissieann says:

    What a pretty frame!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  3. Anne Ray says:

    What a pretty card!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  4. Jen says:

    Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  5. Sue says:

    This is so pretty! I love the little scenes you’ve created. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and hope to see you again soon x

  6. Deepti says:

    adorable card 🙂 love the coloring ur did, Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

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