Less is More ‘Off Centre’

It has been a few weeks since I managed to play along with the Less is More challenge so it is nice to be involved again.  Whether you play along or not the blog is an excellent source of inspiration with hundreds of entries every week.  This week the challenge is to create an off centre layout.  I really like assymmetrcial layouts so this asymmetrical branch stamp from Penny Black was the perfect choice for the challenge.

I inked the stamp with cherry cobbler and then inked the branches on the stamp with early espresso.  By stamping once and then stamping again twice more without re-inking I created a shadowy effect.  I added a little fold of riboon too as it needed something extra but not much more.


Stamps: Berry Branch (Penny Black), Taglines (Flourishes)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Cardstock: SU Confetti White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Also: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon

39 Comments on “Less is More ‘Off Centre’”

  1. Aileen says:

    Very chic. x

  2. I love how you created the shadow effect very creative and such a lovely stamp and colour choice.


  3. nancy littrell says:

    Heather, I love your off center image and your stamping off and off behind your main image. TFS

  4. Beautiful card and love your stamping , perfect colour and composition


  5. gibmiss says:

    Very nice …love the olour
    Happy Easter

  6. Lynne says:

    Beautiful card. Love your shadow effect.
    Lynne xxx

  7. Kathyk says:

    I LOVE that PB stamp, your card is lovely and I wholeheartedly approve of your use of the ribbon too!


  8. sue says:

    Beautiful! You’re right about that stamp being perfect to use off-center. The cherry & chocolate you chose look beautiful together, and I’m sure they look even richer in real life. The ribbon is just the right touch to add to, but not detract from, the lovely stamp and shadowing. Gorgeous card!

  9. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card 🙂 The image is beautiful and the cherry and chocolate together are yummy :-)I love this 🙂

    Lols x x x

  10. Faith A says:

    Lovely card, love the stamp and the ribbon and the colours,

  11. valerie says:

    Lovely card Heather, shadowing is so effective and I love the colour!
    Val x

  12. Princess4Wiz says:

    I love, love, love this card! Beth. xxx

  13. Jess Doyle says:

    WOW! I adore this… I love cherry blossoms and your card is perfect

  14. dori says:

    lovely card Heather, and what a great idea to loop the ribbon, I am useless at tying bows so this is an idea I’ll be trying!

  15. Margaret M says:

    I love this colour combination is just perfect and so right for the of centre theme

  16. Chrissie says:

    Heather it’s great to see you again and this is beautiful. What a gorgeous stamp.
    There’s something a little spooky about your ribbon treatment however… I’ve never seen it done before quite like that… yet I did exactly the same thing myself on a card I made yesterday… how odd is that!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Lady LIM!

  17. Anne says:

    Love how you have shadowed the image on your card…lovely.


  18. mandi says:

    Fabulous card Heather, I have looked at this stamp often but not bough it
    you have stamped it wonderfully, love the colours
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM

  19. Diane Hover says:

    Beautiful…so soft and pretty!

  20. dutchstamptramp says:

    How beautiful is that! Love the whole idea

  21. Karen Aicken says:

    What a perfect way to use this tree. WONDERFUL card! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  22. Susan says:

    I love the effect you achieved by stamping twice…very pretty card!

  23. gorgeous. I love the shadow effect, and your use of ribbon

  24. Jo says:

    This is a gorgeous card Heather, love the layout too. Jo x

  25. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful! That fold of ribbon is perfect.

  26. I love the real look of this! Totally reminded me of George Washington!! 🙂

  27. Wow.. just WOW! Love this incredibly stamped beauty.

  28. Suze Bain says:

    This is really lovely, your stamped panel is gorgeous. x

  29. :Lizy says:

    Beautiful Heather! I just love that stamp and the way you’ve used it.
    Lizy x

  30. mustavcoffee says:

    Hello there Heather, your card is beautiful and calm. I thought when I first saw it that it was a printed piece but if I’d seen who made this I would have known that classy stamping anywhere! LOL Great colour choice, have fun:0) xxx

  31. Chris says:

    Beautiful card, love the stamping.. Chris x

  32. Sally H says:

    This is Gorgeous! I love the colours!

  33. Vicky says:

    I love this branch and the stamping off technique makes it doubly effective!

  34. Jennie says:

    Oh wow Heather, gorgeous as usual. Lovely to see you back again 🙂
    Jenny x

  35. monika says:

    my englis is not the best so I *steal* this sentence;)

    “”Love this incredibly stamped beauty.””


  36. RuthM says:

    Gorgeous, LOVE the stamping and colours you chose and the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch!

  37. Ellie Knol says:

    Beautiful Heather! I just love that stamp and the way you’ve used it. Beautiful colors too!!

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