Less is More #347

Happy Saturday everyone.  Let’s get right to it, shall we?  We have a great sketch challenge this week at Less is More (LIM).  Hope you will play along with us this week.  Please welcome back our sponsor this month Happy Little Stampers.  And to celebrate STAMPtember, they are offering free worldwide shipping till the end of the month!  Click here for all the details.











I made this card for a friend whose birthday is next week.  The air balloons were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out.  Salty Ocean distress ink was added with a mini blending tool to a white stitched rectangle panel to create the sky background.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black die cut banner.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before assembling.  Clear shimmer on the balloons and a few clear sequins were added to finish.


Heading over to:
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Balloons




Thank you for visiting.  My team has some fabulous inspirations and you can check them out HERE.  As always, please remember to keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) following our challenge guidelines.








MFT Card Design Contest


Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.



An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.



With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.



The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.



The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!






Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3





Fall Coffee Colour Wash

Hi there.  Quickly dropping in again to share a fall coffee themed card.



A rectangle window was die cut in the centre of an A2 size Early Espresso stitched rectangle.  The watercolour wash background was created on watercolor paper with Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door distress inks.



Once the wash background was dry, the beans were stamped with Early Espresso ink and the sentiment was gold heat embossed.



The espresso panel was mounted onto a white top folding card base with foam tape for dimension. To give it some strength, the Coffee Cup Silhouette (thank you Loll for this great die) was die cut twice from white cardstock and stacked.  Keeping it really CAS, so no embellishments. And that completes the card.  Thank you for visiting.






Linking to the following:
AAA Cards#99 Autumn Colours
CAS Mix UpSeptember 2017 Watercolour Wash (+ stamping + diecuts + heat embossing)
CAS WatercolourSeptember 2017 Silhouette
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop2017 Fall Coffee Theme





Less is More #346

Hello there.  I’m back today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s theme week and challenge #346 is Take Flight.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.











I made this card for my crafty friend, Di, who celebrated her birthday this past Tuesday.  The idea came from the orchestra interlude Flight of the Bumblebee.  I also wanted to use that yippee diecut that I had saved after not using it on a project.  All images were stamped with Memento black ink on A2 size X-press It paper.  Masking was used to stamp the flower cluster.  Did some simple colouring and shading with Copic markers.  White heat embossed it’s your birthday on a black cardstock strip.  Mounted panel onto a white top folding card base.  Added clear shimmer to the bee’s wings and white yippee to finish.



Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CAS on Friday#116 Color Me Pretty Use Pencils or Markers
Addicted to Stamps and More#259 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday – Clean and Simple




That’s all from me this week.  Please head to the LIM blog for more inspirations from my team.  Hope you will join us this week.  As always, keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.









Block Stamping Lily CASE

Hi there.  Another post tonight and it’s a quick one.



Using ink cubes, distress inks in rainbow colours were applied in strips on an acrylic block, then spritz with water, and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.



The Lily was stamped twice with Versafine black ink on the panel as well as on a scrap of white shimmer paper.  The solid Lily centre image was then inked with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and stamped on the shimmer paper Lily.  It was fussy cut out and paper pieced on the watercolour panel before the whole piece was die cut with a rectangle stitched die.



The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  Clear shimmer was added to the Lily and a few sparkly clear sequins finushed off the card.  And that does it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.







Linking to the following:
Time Out#91 CASE Beverley Brown
Where Creativity Meets C9#13 Ink Only
Just Us Girls#410 Block Watercolor Stamping
The Flower Challenge#12 Tic-Tac-Toe (top row Embossung, Distress Inks, Sentiment)