Thursday, 16 February 2012

A hanky card!

Well, it is way past my bed time, but finally I came up with an idea for less is more this week, where the theme is stripes. I remembered this waltzing mouse stamp which was a Christmas present, but hadn't been inked yet. I stamped it a couple of times down the side of the card, but it needed more, so I went across the bottom of the card, and realised I had recreated a men's hanky! The sentiment (Waltzing Mouse) was pretty obvious after that. I was thinking about sticking a packet of  Lemsip to the corner, but then it might not be one layer, so I didn't! 
I can see this stamp being used to recreate all sorts of tartan and plaid designs now - Tablecloths, pyjamas, tea towels, hankies...
Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous effect Sally and as you say, exactly like a men's hankie! My son could do with it right now as he's made up with a head cold :-( poor lamb!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Chrissie said...

A gent's perfect hanky... what a great design!
It was made beautifully too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A brilliant card. Love the look of that stamp .. .. think you are going to find it really useful!

I hope you didn't cut into that heart shaped potato yesterday!!!

Love Jules xx

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous,what a great effect.xxx

Victoria said...

Absolutely brilliant idea and execution! I'm still waiting for inspiration to strike for LiM this week. It had better hurry up as it's Thursday!

Marianne said...

Fab design and perfectly executed. Hope to be posting my own LIM card tonight.

Angelnorth said...

The packet of Lemsip could go inside though! Fab gent's hanky, great take on the challenge!

Lisa Jane said...

oh yes its a brilliant card - i love the design..
Lisa x

Helen T said...

What a fab card & so simple. I think a packet of 'flu Drink' would be a great topper LOL.

Scrapmate said...

A brilliant CAS card - what an original idea.

brenda said...

Your men'd hankie comments made me smile Sally, but you are OK, as from memory they have the same colours stripes all round.

Very innovative anyhow.

B x

Linby said...

Amazing card Sally it does just look like a hanky - great take on the challenge.
Lynn x

pinky said...

Wow it really is a hankie lol, brilliant Sally. Must investigate those stamps.

GinaA said...

What a brilliant get well card.

Cath Wilson said...

What a great idea, Sally - love it. WEll done, you!

Mandi said...

Brilliant idea Sally
Great card

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Kathleen said...

Really made me smile the mens hanky reference. Also if you wish you could add another image after the challenge, only said this as Chrissie and Mandi has commented.

Kath x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I havr to say that I was intrigued by the title of your post. And then I saw that you meant "hanky" very literally! Loved that. And I love your idea for using stripes. Perfect interpretation of the challenge. I love it!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is absolutely inspired Sally! Vicky x

Valerie said...

Fabulous Sally love how this stamp dives a linen look. You could make loads of these for male cards in different colours:)
Val x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a great idea! Super stamps x