Monday, 28 February 2011

3 Squares madness!

The challenge over on Less is More this week is 3 squares
This was my first card

I used a square 'background' stamp that I  inked with distress inks.
The 2 outside squares I used the stamp square on but for the middle square I tilted it making it a diamond shape which fitted the seahorse stamp beautifully.

The left hand square I stamped using the feebie stamp from Craft Stamper mag

and used this Happy Birthday stamp from Penny Black on the right hand square.

This is the second card...

I had stamped out a practice before stamping straight onto the card for the last card
and not wanting to waste .....
cut out the practice stamping  & stamped just using the images this time.

note that I popped one of the images 'upside down' for added interest.

I mounted them onto a piece of silver 'netting'

and to finish stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment
straight onto the card.

My 3rd card in the 3 squares madness series

is this one for hubby's Aunties birthday ............

The first square is a beautiful yellow mulberry paper which was a present from a friend over in Japan
it's so fresh & spring like

The image is a Penny Black stamp, coloured with my copics
The border was done with a copic  0.8 outline pen.

So there you have it .............. my 3 squares madness!! :-)


Claire x said...

3 fabulous cards Racehl - love the distressed inks and the images. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissie said...

Well done you x 3!
I'm not sure which is my favourite, maybe no 2, but I think that the idea of using the test pieces is brilliant... I have been known to try that before!
Thanks so much for a super challenge entry and see you next time.
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

WOW Rachel you have been busy...have you got square eyes LOL
I love the second one, which goes against the grain of loads of white space, but it just works superbly!

Thanks you for joining us again
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

3 cards gosh you have been all yours difficult to pick my favourite.


Faith A said...

Oh! my goodness, I had trouble with one and you produce 3 fab cards, I love them.

Rachelxx said...

Thank you everyone - I had great fun with this! :-)

I have lots of March birthdays, including my BIL's on the same day as mine! & 2 of hubby's cousins have the same birthday!! plus about 6 others!! Got to get busy ................

Jane said...

2 Lovely cards wouldn't like to choose between them xx

Paula said...

fab cards

cardesque said...

fab cards, the distress ink work really well as the background on the squares leaving a little white showing.


Caroline Hallett said...

three great cards, I think the middle one is my fav - but they are all nice... x

Susan said...

Love the cards...but thinking that the second card is my fave!

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff, you obviously hit a rich seam with this challenge! Love the seaside ones and the netting is a great addition on the second one of those - great job!

Suze Bain said...

Great cards Rachel, think number 2 is my fave - like the netting.

jillyscreations said...

great cards #2 is my fav though

Kathyk said...

Three smashers but I think I prefer #2 too


Vicky Hayes said...

The second card is my favourite too. The background stamp is really effective.

Rachelxx said...

Card no 2 is winging it's way via Royal Mail to Scotland for nephews birthday :-)

I hadn't used the background stamp for a while but was so please to rediscover it & it's friend - think it will be getting more use now :-)

Aileen said...

All your cards are super. I'm probably going against the grain but I like the first one best. x