Hello there. We are back with our first challenge of 2018 at Less is More (LIM). How fabulous was that extra week in our last challenge? Hope you liked it because going forward, our challenges will run every two weeks / fortnight! The challenge rotation remains the same. So kicking off the year is our colour challenge and the colour is Purples. We welcome our talented November winner, Wei of Handmade Card by Wei, as our guest designer. We also welcome a brand new sponsor this month — Skulls and Cross Buns.
Yes, more Christmas cards because living in Canada, orders from the US take a while to arrive, leaving no time to use the products in time for Christmas. 😉 So in keeping with my resolution to use NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff), I made a Christmas card to add to this year’s stash. Stamped the bear on a scrap of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.
Die cut happy from white cardstock three times to stack for dimension. Ombré coloured one using a mini blending tool and Wilted Violet DOx ink. Covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. It’s very sparkly IRL. Stamped holidays with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a white strip.
Blended Wilted Violet DOx onto a white stitched panel for the background. Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base before assembling. A few clear sparkly sequibs finished off the card.
For more inspirations from my team and our guest Wei, click HERE. Hope you will join us. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week!
On an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock, the floral image was positioned off the corner in my MISTI and stamped with Memento black ink. Flipped the panel and re-stamped in the opposite corner. The MISTI makes this super easy. Masked the image and sponged gray and blue dye inks for background shading. Removed mask and coloured with Copics. White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip. Die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base. For some sparkle to finish, added clear glitter to the flowers and a few clear sparkly sequins.
My team rocked this challenge creating beautiful cards to inspire you. Make sure to check them out HERE… they may even have a little extra bonus cards on their personal blogs to share too. It may be the most wonderful time of year, but also a busy one. Hopefully, you can carve out some time to join us this fortnight. Thank you for taking the time to visit. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and a joyous new year!
This came together after I saw the current challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches was to pick a previous 2017 sketch and make it seasonal. I chose sketch challenge #235. A stitched rectangle was die cut from regular white cardstock. Stamped Peaceon earth with VersaMark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (ep). This ep is more light gold than it is platinum. Heat embossed the dove next with Silver Pearl ep. The rays were created by inking VersaMark through a Focal Point stencil and heat embossed with clear glitter ep. Kept it really CAS and skipped adding any embellishments.
My team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog post HERE. It’s a busy time of year, but we would love to see how this week’s theme inspires you. Thank you for dropping in. Happy holidays!
On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment. Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper. Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background. Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars. Repeated with acrylic white paint. Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.
Hello there. Today starts a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). The recipe this week is Let It Shine. Simply add something shiny, shimmery, sparkly, or anything else you can think of to your cards. Our sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.
I was over at Loll’s for a crafty play date and we were re-creating her beautiful ornament shaker card. I ran out of time, but die cut the necessary pieces to take home. Instead of a shaker, I simply backed it with an acrylic block stamped piece I had left over. A frame was dry embossed with a scallop die to give it texture. The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire dye ink and clear glitter embossing powder. Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base with foam adhesives and added a silver bow to finish.
I needed two birthday cards for two Susans (my teamie Susan had her birthday last Saturday and my other friend Susan’s birthday is today — happy birthday Susan!). I didn’t want to show favouritism, so I created the same card. 😂 All stamping was done with Memento black ink. The images were coloured with Copics. The hooray was die cut from black and silver glitter paper and offset for a shadow effect. Clear glaze was added to the balloons for dimensions and more shine to finish.