Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Baroque Border Anniversary


I haven't put in more than one entry into the less is more challenge before this week but really wanted another go at this.  Chrissie and Mandi are very helpful and give great comments back.  I completely agree with their comments regarding my previous entry as I think I was trying too hard and I'm not quite there yet regards to skill with placement etc.  This card sticks to 3 little squares in a row and although not any easier to complete, I found the placement much easier.  



I stamped the border using the Baroque Border wheel (which by the way is currently reduced in the March Frenzy sale by 30% to £4.55) in basic black onto whisper white card stock.  I then used the wheel again this time using whisper white ink on basic black card stock which I then clear embossed.  I cut squares out of the strip and put them on dimensionals before placing them back into the pattern.  The sentiment is from Baroque Motifs. 

I really enjoy using the wheels so couldn't help myself having a bit more of a play and put a plain border on the back.


I'm going to use this card as a Wedding Anniversary Card.  Thanks for your patience and kind and helpful comments.

Enjoy your day. x 

43 comments:

Kathyk said...

It simply lovely and I love the classic monochrome too

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is SENSATIONAL!
I absolutely LOVE it!
It most certainly has the Wow factor and you have lined up the image over the squares so accurately. Choice of colour, sentiment ... absolutely spot on!
I think it's brilliant!
Well done you!
See you next week hopefully!
Chrissie
"Les is More"

Viv said...

Such a clever idea, love the black and white too so classic.Great card :O) Viv xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card love the dramatic effect of Black and White

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is really STUNNING ! You absolutely nailed this. I love the white stamp on a black background - very elegant.
Caroline xxx

pickle said...

That is one classy card xx

Suze Bain said...

Wow, I really like this one - very classy! Have to say I like your monochrome more than I like my own attempt. Suze x

Faith A said...

A WOW card, just gorgeous

Kathleen said...

Absolutely geogeous, love it and the back of the card really stands out too.

Kath x

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I love the way you lined the squares up to provide a negative effect of the border. Genius!

Brenda said...

I'm so glad you showed us the back. It is a perfectly wonderful card!

Sally H said...

such a beautiful elegant card! I love it!

Lynne said...

Wow! Love this card. The black and white is fabulous and the way you`ve lined your pattern up is magic.
Lynne xxx

Babs said...

just shows !Less is More! can really work. a classy card...

Babs x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

a stunningly beautiful card :)

Mandi said...

Hi Aileen
Your card is fantastic!
You've dont brilliantly positioning the black squares perfectly
A knock out!
Thank you
mandi
"Less is More"

joanne wardle said...

gorgeously elegant

Caroline Hallett said...

brilliant card - elegant, technically brilliant - well done

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Gorgeous card ...clean and simple ...love it .....
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Linby said...

what a fab idea and the result is a very elegant card.
Linbyx

TAM said...

I liked your last entry but absolutely adore this one - it is soooo classy

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely stunning Aileen! What a fantastic technique this is and what an elegant wedding anniversary card.

Valerie said...

Stunning, stylish, elegant and definitely LIM!!!
Val x

Faye said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Susan said...

WOW! Fabulous look...looks like it took a little work and patience...but it certainly paid off! Gorgeous!

Robyn said...

I love it too and am amazed at how you got it all so perfect! Great job!

Suzi B said...

This is gorgeous love the technique... might be appearing on a card near me :))
Sue xx

Zoechaos said...

This is very smart very stylized. XOXO Zoe

Monica said...

Stunning! So posh and classy!

xxx Monica

Jenny said...

Wow what a great technique, thanks for sharing.
Super stylish card x

Fiona Duthie said...

Very clever idea Aileen - well done!

Sonia said...

This is very unique and classy, love it.
Hugs Sonia xx

ding said...

Another WOW from me too!! this card is stunning, the other card was fab too but this is so special.
Diane (many thanks for the comment on my scrabble dilemma!!)

JeNjOy said...

I love this card,
I want a wheel:(
Thanks for the comment
jenjoy

Haylie K said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the inverted colors on the squares!
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

jackid said...

Love this card and your others they are all striking
Jacki xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card!! I love that baroque wheel, such a great idea to go with monochrome and layer the squares in top, very elegant! You asked how I did the eggs on my card - I decoupaged them, but that's not really noticeable and actually I wouldn't bother next time, but the eggs were coloured and shaded with promarkers, and covered in Glossy Accents. Then very lightly added some Glamour Dust to them for a bit of shimmer, my pics aren't brill but they look lovely and sparkly IRL!! Xx

Sue said...

Hi Aileen. I love this, it's so classy looking, it's a perfect wedding aniversary card. Thanks for the tip on the wheel being in the sale, I may have to get this, it's so beautiful. Sue.x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous! I love that stamp set although I did get fed up seeing it after making wedding stationery for my sister with it :-)
Very elegant!

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I love your card it's gorgeous x

imelda truesdale said...

oh my goodness this card is soooo beautiful, im so jealous you are a very talented lady.
imeldax

E.T said...

I LOVE this!

Michele Gross said...

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