Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fun with Letters



I love to use stamps in unexpected ways. I try to look at my stamps (especially solid ones) as shapes, rather than as an image.  This card is made using Stampin' Up's! Big Deal Alphabet. Figured it out yet? The leaves are the 'v', the stem is the 'l' and the flower is the 'o'. (if I could figure out how to use the 'e', this could be a hidden 'love' card). The yellow flower 'off-centre' is the dot from the 'i'.

I love the graphic simplicity of this so much that I don't really want to add a sentiment. I used Gumball Green and Melon Mambo ink and cardstock, with a little dot of Summer Sun (and Stickles!).




12 comments:

Laura B. said...

Awesome letter flower! Never knew there was a gum ball green. I need some!

JJ Bolton said...

Now that's what I call graphic punch! Love the colors! I would have never guessed oversized letters:) So creative!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your letter flower and your colours are so vibrant--cool!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, this is so striking! I shall look at my solid stamps in a new way now.

Vicky Hayes said...

I am bowled over by this clever card Ardyth! Love those colours too.

Geri said...

This card has made me a fan of Gumball Green! Wasn't too sure about it until I saw this clever creation! I agree, no sentiment needed!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are amazing! What a fun card!!

Marybeth said...

Ardyth, I love the way you use shapes and the way you see them . Beautiful non sun card :)

Berni Cuttino said...

So creative, love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

N@ Ali said...

so very clever Ardyth!

Jenny said...

Really clever...love the stylised flower :0)
Jenny x

Kelly Griglione said...

I truly think some of the best cards are made by using products in unconventional ways. You did so well with that on this card!! Love, love it, Ardyth!

Your hidden LOVE sentiment is such a cool idea...

How about GRASS? A couple "E's" on their side? Overlap them so the blades are fairly close together?!?