Less is More #351

Hello everyone.  It’s time for a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme this week is Monsters.  It’s a fun one and definitely not limitrd to Halloween.  Once again, our wonderful sponsor this month is Uniko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER CHRISTMAS

 

I only had one card for this week, but when I saw how similar it was to the card by my teamie Susan, I ended up making this Christmas card too.  Stamped the monster and hat with Memento black ink on snippets of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics then die cut out.  The snowflakes (discontinued) and Monster Holiday Wishes greeting were white heat embossed on a snippet black stitched circle diecut.  Although the sentiment was a mix of stamps from two different companies, I was pleased to see the fonts matched!  The diagonal stripes is a snippet of washi tape.

Playing at:
Freshly Made Sketches  – #309 Sketch by Linda
Color Throwdown  – #465 Purple, Black, White
Tuesday ThrowdownTT365 Clean and Simple
Pixies Snippets Playground  – Weeks 303 and 304

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER BIRTHDAY

 

And here’s the card that was similar to Susan’s and as my teamie Anita puts it – great minds think alike. 😂   Stamped the monster image with black Memento ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Used the coordinating die to die cut a mask.  Quick since fussy cutting was not required.  Plus it leaves a white border.  Masked the monster then blended gray ink through a Radiating Rays stencil.  Coloured with Copics and black heat embossed the sentiment.  Added Crystal Glaze to the balloon and a few gumdrops to finish.

 

Heading over to:
Your Next StampColor Challenge #75
Cupcake InspirationsCIC427 Monsters
Send a Smile 4 KidsCelebration Cards 4 Kids
Addicted to Stamps and More#264 Clean and Simple
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS color twist Orange

 

 

 

And now it’s your turn.  You can find more inspirations from my team HERE.  I look forward to seeing your CAS monster cards.  Just remember to follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Beary Christmas Spinner

Hi there.  Just getting today’s card in under the wire for a challenge.  So it’s a quick one and it’s another Christmas card, but this time it’s an interactive spinner card.

 

 

Pair skating was the idea behind my card!. 😉  Stamped the bears and ice from NBUS Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays  on X-Press It paper with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching NBUS dies.

 

 

A white A2 card base was created from Bristol paper. Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool for the background and spritz with water to give a snowy look.  NBUS Infinity Oval dies from Hero Arts were used to die cut the window opening on the card front and to create the frame.

 

 

The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Silver thread was sandwiched between the bears’ paws and skates.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.

 

And here it is in action.

 

 

Linking to the following:
A Blog Named HeroCalling All Critters with Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawnatics#14 Happy Little Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More#263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids

 

 

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Winter Wishes

Hello again.  I am quickly popping in with a second post today to share a non-traditional colour CAS Christmas card.

 

 

The penguin image was stamped with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die (my alignment was off, so I had to do some fussy cutting to try to even it out). The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

 

 

The background was created by ink smooshing Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper, then die cutting with a circle die.

 

 

A Zig Zag Stitched panel was die cut from watercolor paper and adhered to a white top folding card base.  All the pieces were assembled and mounted to it.  Clear shimmer and some sequins finished off the card.

And that’s it for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day or night wherever you are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More  –  #263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #36
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge with Lydia

 

 

 

 

Less is More #350

Hello everyone.  And welcome to a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We’re back to one layer card week and this time our theme is Stars.  We welcome back Bev from Uniko as our guest designer and our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STENCILLED STARS

 

This birthday card was created for my teamie Sharon who had a birthday this week.  Happy birthday Sharon! 🎉🎈🎁   A top folding A2 card base was created from mixed media paper.  Distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a mini blending tool through NBUS Wave of Stars stencil.  Perfect Pearls was added to give it some shimmer.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for more sparkle.  This was so easy, I decided to make a Christmas card version with white heat embossing on navy cardstock.

 

This one’s heading over to:
Inkspirational#145 One Layer Card
Tuesday Throwdown#364 Stenciling
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS optional color twist Orange
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Variations Challenge with Shay
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Stenciled Challenge with Kate
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Rainbow Color Challenge with Lea

 

 

 

 

STAR GALAXY

 

I don’t think anything has more stars than a galaxy.  And with my NBUS Space Explorer stamp set arriving last week, it was meant to be. 😉  A top folding A2 card base was created from no bleed through Copic friendly cardstock.  The astronaut and sentiment were stamped with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masking, distress inks and mini blending tools were used to create the galaxy strip.  It was spritz with water and splattered with white acrylic paint.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the balloons and clear shimmer was added to the galaxy.  With the stamp sets still in position in my MISTI, the astronaut and sentiment were stamped with VersaMark and clear heat embossed for added interest.

 

Linking this one to:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC 184 Sketch
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday
Simon Says StampsWCMD 2017
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H.

 

 

That does it for me, but my team have made beautiful cards for this challenge and you can see them on the LIM blog. Click on their names to be taken to their personal blogs where they may have even more to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing your one layer CAS cards following our challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #349

Hi there and happy World Card Making Day!  We have a new colour challenge this week at Less is More (LIM) and we want to see Hot & Spicy colours on your cards.  Our talented guest designer for the next two weeks is Bev from Uniko, which also happens to be our sponsor this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS

 

I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards, so I thought all the hot and spicy colours would work for a warm and cozy Christmas card. 😉  First, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Mix Media paper.  Instead of masking, a snowy slope was die cut and the top piece was coloured with a mini blending tool and distress inks.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder on the bottom piece.  The NBUS images (discontinued) were stamped on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to finish.

Playing at:
AAA Card’s #100 Sketch
STAMPlorations – October 2017 CAS optional color twist Orange
SSS WednesdayChristmas

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY

 

My next card was created for my teamie Izzy, whose birthday is tomorrow.  Happy Birthday, Izzy! 🎉🎈🎁   On this card, I just used red and green for my hot and spicy colours.  The elephant image was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched piece of X-Press It paper I had in my stash, then coloured with Copics.  Masking and ink blending with distress inks were then used to create the ground area.  Copics were used to add details.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The panel was mounted with fun foam.  A few clear sequins and clear shimmer on the balloons finished off the card.

 

Heading over to:
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional Script or Text Background
Addicted to Stamps and More#262 Make Your Mark
CAS-ual FridaysCFC184 Sketch

 

 

And that does it for me this week.  My teamies have made some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog.  There may even be more on their personal blogs.  Love to see what you create.  As always, remember to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week.