Saturday, 23 April 2011

Off Centre

After I had posted this card I looked at it and thought it was a bit bare so, back to the desk, I made another one, this time adding some flourishes.  I think it looks better now!  It's my DIL's birthday tomorrow, and as I haven't yet made a card for her, I'm going to use this one as she's a very minimalist person so I hope she likes it.

Challenges :
Less is More - Off Centre

Elements :
Sentiment - computer generated
Die Cuts - Parisian Accents by Spellbinders


Gibmiss said...


Chrissie said...

I prefer the one with the flourish too as without any texture the first one looks a trifle flat.
Having said that I think that the second one would be fine without the corner flourish, although it looks fab as it is! I'm sure your DIL will be thrilled with it.
Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.
Lady LIM

Chrissie said...

I'm sure she'll love this Anne and I think the flourishes are the perfect touch.
You're so clever, I can't do CAS to save my life!
lol Chrissie xx

Lynn said...

I agree, the flourish makes it. Great card. Lynn x

Sharon said...

Great card. The flourishes add an extra dimension.
Sharon x

Ann Whitfield said...

I think it's perfect with the extra flourishes Anne and I'm sure she'll love it.
Ann x

Debgem said...

I love the one with the flourish beneath the embellishment. It's really lovely, but I think it would be a perfect fit for the "off centre" theme without the corner embellishment! What do you think?

Aileen said...

I do like flourishes and these are fab. x

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Anne I love both cards darling and I think your DIL will be thrilled with either
Great die cuts and I love the colour
Happy Easter
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Stamps and Paper said...

A lovely the flourishes.


nicky said...

Both are lovely but have to say the one with the flourishes is my fave.

Irene said...

Hello Anne

Wow what a fabulous card, and I agree the flourishes add that perfect touch.

Vineyardstamper said...

I like both cards, but the flourish does just set it off.
Fiona x

Doreen said...

I have to agree second one is better,but they are both

Maria Matter said...

oh what a wonderful shape!! this is beautiful Anne!
Happy Easter
hugs & blessings!

Lynne said...

I love the second one with the flourish. What a difference it makes.
Lynne xxx

Helene said...

I love both cards, but the flourish really makes the second card stand out.

Princess4Wiz said...

I agree with most of the above in that I think the flourishes make a gorgeous card into a WOWSER card! Beth. xxx

Mandi said...

Hi Anne
I agree the second looks better, but, for me I dont think it needs the corner decorative element
Super card though, sure your DIL will love it
Thank you
Diva LIM

Ang C said...

Great cards - I think I prefer the one with the flourish

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) the flourish finishes this off perfectly :-) I am sure your DIL will love it !

Lols x x x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card and just love that stunning colour against the white very dramatic.

DesigNeAl said...

They are both beautiful, Anne. I love the simple lines in the two cards and I am sure your DIL will be delighted.

Faith A said...

A FAB card, love it with the scrolls

JeNjOy said...

Lovely cards, the flourish does make it pop.
jenjoy x

pinky said...

I love them both Anne, but boy do the swirls really lift it all. Just gorgeous. Happy Easter to you.

Susan said...

Love the color combination you pretty! I do love the added swirls!

Diane said... the pink and green combo!

Suze Bain said...

Yes, I like the addition of the flourish. Lovely card. x

Victoria said...

Hi Anne
they are both so lush but the one with the fourishes on does it for me! Perfectly balanced and my fav colours too!

Tracey said...

Both cards are lovely. I am sure your Daughter in Law will adore the card you give her.
Tracey x

Meggymay said...

They are both beautiful, but I love the one with the florishes.

Sandra said...

Perfect with the flourishes but I love the plain one too. Gorgeous colour.

sasa said...

great colours - love the contrast the flourish adds!
Thanks for sharing your work.

Sarah at 182

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh my goodness....she will love it. I agree with you, the second card with the extra touch made the card!

Michelle said...

Deffinately the one with the flourishes for me:)
red with the green looks great!
michelle x

Sue said...

I think I prefer the flourishes too. Sue.x