Hello there. It’s a new challenge today at Less is More. This week we have a sketch for you. Thank you once again to STAMPlorations for being our sponsor this month.
JUST A NOTE
I started with a scrap piece of white cardstock about the width of the card base and black heat embossed the butterfly on the right-hand side. It was then die cut out and coloured in blue. The leftover piece was coloured in the remaining rainbow colours with distress inks and a mini blending tool before being die cut out with a music notes die. I wanted the colourful music note to really pop, so I adhered everything on a black A2 panel. The sentiment was white heat embossed and clear shimmer was added to the butterfly for some sparkle to finish.
I was going to have only one card this week, but a couple of challenges had me thinking yesterday. 😉 Plus, I still had my Out to Sea die sitting on my desk from making my previous card. The waves background was created by spreading embossing paste over a Wave stencil on a white scrap approximately 3″x 4.25″. The paste was mixed with Salty Ocean distress ink to get the blue colour. While the paste was still wet, Dazzling Diamond glitter was sprinkled over top. Once it dried, the piece was cut with scissors in the shape of the sketch. The sailboat was die cut 4x from white scraps, including a polka dot piece, to be stacked for dimension. I’m really loving dimensional die cutting these days, Abd finally, a sentiment was black heat embossed. The glittery waves is so pretty IRL, so no embellishments.
That’s it for me this week, but be sure to check ou my teamies’ personal blog. They may have made some extra cards to inspire you. Hope you will join us this week. As always, remember to keep your card CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Thank you for visiting. Have a great week!
Hi everyone. I have a really easy CAS general card to share today. It was prompted by the new sketch today at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I found a leftover watercolor piece smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink. It made me think of creating a summer sailing scene with it, so I smooshed Peacock Feathers on the bottom for the water. It was dried with a heat tool and then die cut with a stitched rectangle.
The sentiment was black heat embossed with Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. The sailboat and seagulls were die cut from white cardstock 3x to be stacked for dimension.
I wanted the water to glisten in the light, so I used a clear Spica pen to add sparkle. And that is it. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!
Hi again. I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for CAS(E) this Sketch #226. I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂 Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉 Here’s the sketch.
And here’s my card.
All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle. The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branchwas stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.
Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area. It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.
I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead. A few clear sequins finished off the card. Thank you for visiting Have a great day!
Hugs was die cut 4x from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension. It was Ombré coloured with Wilted Violet distress ink and a mini blending tool. Squeezed Lemonade distress ink was used to shade the background.
Glossy accents on the toucan’s beak, clear glitter on the hugs diecut and a few glitter gumdrops were added to finish. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!
Hello there. And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and step-fathers out there. To celebrate today, I am sharing a funny CAS Father’s Day card. The idea for my card actually came from a Mother’s Day stamp set with “Thanks to you I turned out awesome” sentiment. 😂 Too funny.
The panda image and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on a white A2 rectangle.
Bluprint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool were used to Ombré colour the dad diecut sentiment and to shade the background.
Glossy Accents was added to dad for a bit of dimension and as a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week.