Less is More 101, Unscripted Sketches 192 and CAS-ual Fridays 84

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The challenge this week at Less is More is BLACK and WHITE, with a splash of COLOR.  So I used the wonderful sketch at Unscripted Sketches, which was calling washi tape to me, and put this together surprisingly quickly.



I splashed a couple of strips of washi tape against the polka dotted background then added my favorite butterfly from Papillon Potpourri inked in Crushed Curry.  (I really like that color and wish it had not retired).    Usually I like to add some pearls or rhinestones down the center of the butterfly but neither of those are white, so I got a brainstorm to wrap some white baker's twine around a few times.  I've got to say that I really like the look.  

The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is Thank You (so appropriate at this time of year), so I'm going to enter this there as well.

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20 Responses to “Less is More 101, Unscripted Sketches 192 and CAS-ual Fridays 84”

Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous Jen!
I love what you have done with the various elements!
Fabulous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Happy Dance said...

This is fabulous! The embossed white on white is perfect. Great idea with the bakers twine too. The washi really draws your eye in. Wonderful. Bev

Kelly Ratcliff said...

absolutely beautiful!

CASTOWNE said...

Love these cards. Just bought my first rolls of Washi tape, so you know I'm going to be using these cards as my inspiration.

Jen said...

oh jen ... this is just gorgeous i love it


Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Marlou McAlees said...

loooove your card!!! fabulous :) :)

Geri said...

Love all the white space! Truly a card after my favorite clean and simple style. The washi tape and the tied butterfly (I love that color too!) are all that this card needs to really make it pop! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

PS I have just ordered my first roll of Washi tape - can you believe that? I must have been living under a rock to be so oblivious to this trend!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Brilliant--Love how elegant but easy this card is! Perfect for all the Thank you cards I need to make! Thank you for inspiring.

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love your take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Such a sweet card, Jen! Love the yellow butterfly!

Lindsey said...

Yes - it is a lovely shade of yellow!
Gorgeous - where did you get the embossing folder if I may be so bold as to ask!
Lindsey

Henna said...

What a nice card! The tape is so lovely and i love the yellow!

SmilynStef said...

Love those offset layers ... what a great CAS design ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the black and yellow colour combo and a great cars card x

Billie A said...

I love the colors, the way you did the black and white strips. The whole card is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches.

Gayatri Murali said...

Awesome CAS card. Love the texture, colours and design. Pinned it. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS card and I love your embossed panel too

Kathyk

Tracey said...

I absolutely love this card, you can't go past simple elegance, its just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your take on this weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches.

Debby said...

I love the bakers twine around the butterfly too! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Sylv said...

Lovely card, love the added texture with the embossing.

Sylv xx