Less is More #334

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.








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 am playing in the following challenges:
Power & SparkJune 2017 Bug Me 
Mod SquadColorful Creations







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.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
CAS Mix UpJune 2017 Embossing Paste/Gel (stamping+diecutting+heat embossing+glitter)
SSS Flickr#74 Stunning Stenciling
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday



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!









Summer Sailing

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!






I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJune 2017 Summer
CAS(E) this SketchCTS#227
Happy Little StampersJune 2017 CAS Smoosh
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors




Just Hanging

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 branch was 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!







Toucan Send Hugs

Happy Wednesday everyone!.  A quick one today as I am sharing another fun CAS card.

On a white Stitched Rectangle, the toucan was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

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!





I am playing in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – PP349 CAS Feathered Friends
Your Next Stamp – Color Challenge #66





Father’s 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.





I am playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
Tuesday Throwdown#347 For the Men
Come and Get ItFather’s Day
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Send a Smile 4 KidsFor the Boys