Less is More #355

Hello there.  We are back to our regular weekly scheduled challenges at Less is More (LIM).  It’s my teammate Susan‘s birthday today — happy birthday Susan! — and for this week, we are CASEing her card.  Our generous sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Susan’s card to CASE.

 

 

And this is my card.

 

I was inspired by the elf, stocking, layout and colours.  I have two elf sets, and since Susan used one, I used the other one to create a little fireplace mantel scene.  A scallop rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  The elf was stamped first with black Memento ink, then masked.  A reverse circle mask was placed around the elf before the stockings were stamped. The stockings were masked, and Ink blending with distress inks was used to add colour around the images within the circle.  The brick was done with a stencil.  Masks were removed and the images were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was black heat embossed and the scallop panel was mounted with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the reds finished off the card.

 

Playing over at:
Addicted to Stamps and More – #268 Holiday
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Naughty or Nice – #45 Wintery Scene

 

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  Susan’s card is adorable and you can find more fabulous inspirations from my team HERE.  Can’t wait to see your CASEs.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #420

 

Hi everyone.  I’m back for my third post this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  This week is a colour challenge and the colours are turquoise, brown and gold.

 

 

I thought these colours would make a great Christmas card, so here’s my card.

 

 

An A2 piece of Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The bear was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Took a circle diecut from my stash and sponged Tempting Turquoise on the upper part.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from Soft Suede cardstock and a piece of gold gilding flakes I had from a crafty playdate at Loll’s back in September.  It was my first experience with gilding flakes, and although it’s beautiful, it sure is messy.

 

 

All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and snow was added on the circle image with a white gel pen to finish.

This is such a cool colour combo, so I really hope you will join us this week.  For more inspirations, make sure to head over to the JUGS blog post HERE and check out the wonderful creations by the design team.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 Anything CAS optional color twist Brown
STAMPlorationsNever-ending Anything Goes STAMPlorations  (diecut sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps and More#268 Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams Winter
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 307 & 308 (use snippets)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeFurry Friends

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #419

 

Hello there.  I’m back for week 2 this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls Challenge (JUGS).  It’s trend week, and Silhouette Stamping is trending.

 

 

I wanted to make a Christmas card, but I didn’t have any Christmas silhouette stamps — or so I thought… it seems I have forgotten what I‘ve purchased. 😂   And here’s my card.

 

 

A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Mixed Media paper.  A reverse circle mask was created by diecutting from copy paper.  Temporary adhesive was used to hold the mask in place, then the bird was stamped with VersaMark and white heat embossed.

 

 

Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were ink blended for an Ombré sky. Wiped off excess ink with a tissue, then spritz with water.  Dabbed with a paper towel to get a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with the heat tool before stamping the pine branches from the set with Archival black ink.  Removed mask to reveal the mini scene.

 

 

Die cut peace from silver glitter paper and from black cardstock to offset them.  Added some subtle snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Mounted the panel with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base to finish.

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the talented JUGS design team HERE for more inspirations.  Hope you will play along with us.  Love to see what you come up with.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to:
AAA#102 Ink Blending
CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+masking+heat embossing+resist+Ombré)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeSnow White
Craft Stamper – Take It Make It Challenge November 2017
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag

 

 

 

 

Nice List

Hi there.  Took a quick break from design work and created a really fun CAS Christmas card.  From here on out, it will probably be Christmas cards with the occasional birthday cards thrown in since I have some coming up.

 

 

Let’s get right to it.  Die cut a Zig Zag Stitched panel from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the Santa image off the edge with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.

 

 

Masked the image and the area above Santa’s ankles and sponged black ink for the ground area to anchor Santa.

 

 

Die cut you from red glitter cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. Fussy cut around the word list since it’s taller than the rest of the sentiment. Thought the red glitter diecut was enough, so no embellishments.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and it was done.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
CASologyWeek 273 List
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #37
Send a Smile 4 KidsHappy Holidays 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
(updated to add) CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+heat embossing)

 

 

 

 

Less is More #353 & #354

Hi everyone.  It’s Saturday, which means another new challenge begins today at Less is More (LIM).  There’s a slight change this time as it’s a two week challenge.  For this fortnight, use the colours of Fireworks on your cards.  Pretty simple, right?  Our guest designer is our September winner, Birgit.  And our new sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAROLLING PENGUINS

 

Fireworks are bright and colourful so I made a bright and colourful Christmas card.  Stamped images with Memento black ink on a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Coloured the penguins with Copics. Masked them, then added matching distress ink colours with a mini blending tool above each penguin to give them an aura. 😂   The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  To complete this carolling scene, snow was added with a white gel pen.

 

Linking this one to:
Addicted to Stamps and More#266 Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 KidsHappy Holidays 4 Kids
Naughty or Nice#45 Walking in a Winter Wonderland
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 CAS Challlenge optional color Brown

 

 

I just have one to share this fortnight, but be sure to head over to the LIM blog for more inspirations from my team.  They may even have more fabulous creations on their personal blogs.  Remember you have two weeks this time around to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you link up. Happy crafting and thank you for dropping by.