Hello there! Hope you enjoyed our special 2-week collaboration challenge with AAA Cards. Today we are back to our weekly challenges at Less is More. For challenge #338, it’s Anything But Stamps. No stamps allowed. Our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers. On a side note, they are having a huge giveaway until the end of the month. It’s worth checking out
This was super easy to make. On an A2 size smooth Bristol paper, various blue distress inks were blended in the masked area, then spritz with water for texture. The snowflakes and sentiment were die cut twice from the same Bristol paper and stacked for dimension. Added a vellum strip then mounted the panel on a white top folding card base. Coloured a few rhinestones with B29 Copic marker and added them to the snowflakes to finish.
My second card was just as easy to make. This time distress inks were blended through a butterfly stencil in rainbow colours on a Wonky Stitched watercolour panel. It was spritz with water again for texture. The hello sentiment was die cut four times from black cardstock and stacked. Clear shimmer was added to it to finish.
Hope you will join us this week. Be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations. Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Thank you for visiting. Happy crafting with no stamps and have a great week!
Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More. No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter! Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists. Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.
I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock. The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool. The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks. The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed. For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish. I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂
On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique. On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed. A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink. Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly. Zig markers were then used to colour the image. The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink. Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.
That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations. A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize. Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
The idea for this card came to me as I rummaged through my bag of white scraps. There were so many circle diecuts (or it could have been from punches) and after making my first Christmas card this past week, I thought I would keep it going. 😉 The snowflakes were white heat embossed on two of the circles while the third was red heat embossed. On the white snowflake circles, Real Red ink was blended with a mini blending tool. All three were spritz with a DIY shimmer spray for a shiny look. The hook, drawn strings (used VersaMarker and t-ruler) and sentiment were heat embossed on a white scallop rectangle that I also found in my scrap stash.
I finally got to use my NBUS Big You die after almost having it for a year. 😂 The you was die cut three times from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension. One of them was Ombré coloured with a mini blending tool and Real Red ink. And I love glitter, so clear shimmer was added to it. On a scrap of white cardstock, embossing paste was spread over a Halftone stencil and once dried, a balloon was die cut from it. I was just going to die cut a plain balloon, but I wanted more dimension especially with so much white. The sentiment was white heat embossed on vellum and the string was die cut from white cardstock. All elements were then adhered to an A2 piece of Bristol paper.
That’s all for me this week. Be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations. Hope you can play along this week. I’d love to see your country’s flag and what you create with their colours. Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Thank you for visiting and have a great week!
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.
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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. And finally, the 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!
My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday. What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set. The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle. They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background. The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip. And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clearsequins were added to finish.
My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st. I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him. I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal. So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion. No embellishments.
Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us. Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Thank you for your visit. Have a great week.