Less is More #334 Sketch 20

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.  And finally, the 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!









21 thoughts on “Less is More #334 Sketch 20

  1. Fabulous use of embossing paste with your wave stencil, so effective and great for a guy card. But wowsers, your first card has knocked my socks off! The delicate blend of colours against the black is gorgeous, I love it! xx

  2. Two gorgeous cards Trina ! It’s amazing to see how the same sketch can produce so different kinds of cards ! Love your rainbow musical notes over the black card base, they really pop up ! And that Out to sea scene is just a wonder ! Love the shimmery look of your waves, just like IRL when the sun makes the sea shining ! Fabulous cards ! Have a great sunday and a fabulous week ! x

  3. Trina, I can’t believe I ordered that music die but still waiting, it looks amazing against the black so can’t wait till it arrives:). Love the CAS design .

  4. Another fantastic summer scene, Trina! I love those sparkly stenciled waves! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Two fantastic cards using this week’s LIM sketch, Trina!! Love the musical notes in the bright rainbow colours. They really pop off the black card base. Your butterfly is so pretty and shimmery.

    And you sailboat card is beautiful. The glitter on top of your blue embossing paste waves is really sparkly. Awesome design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. Wow, the black card with the colors are so bold and bright…love it! Your other cards is so soft and calm. Both are terrific inspiration and beautiful!

  7. Two beautiful designs Trina! I love the CAS look of the 2nd one with the lovely shimmer! thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

  8. LOVE your 1st card, Trina with your black card base and rainbow coloured musical notes. Such a beautiful take on the sketch challenge. So pleased you added your 2nd CAS card with your embossing paste, glitter and die cut sail boat. CAS perfection my friend. TFS both your beauties and adding your 2nd card to our CAS Mix Up challenge. Hugs..

  9. Your sail boat on those glittering waves really are a stunner. Perfect CAS card, the black sentiment is the perfect finish too. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. Trina, you do incredible things with these “less is more” cards. Just love that rainbow of music on the black background–it just sings! The sailboat on that strip of water is “simply” stunning. Thanks for both of these cards. Their “less” is so refreshing.

  11. Your black card with the shimmering butterfly and rainbow of musical notes is inspired, Trina! I love the design and your clever take on the sketch. The crisp, CAS look of your sailboat card is a wonderful contrast with the shimmery waves and limited colour palette. You have definitely rocked that sketch 🙂

  12. Two fantastic cards, Trina, very inspiring designs! I love the black card base on your first card, the music and the butterfly really pop and look so colorful and stunning! Your second card is so so so stylish, what a beautiful, serene color palette, and the glitter is just marvelous! Have a fun weekend!

  13. Trina you create such beauty with every card! Totally inspirational every time and I just sit swooning at the crisp, fresh, exciting designs that work so well every time. Your rainbow music notes follow the curve of the sketch brilliantly and I love those cheery colours then you’re sail boat is just dazzling. Perfect use of techniques yet CAS brilliance too. Have a fantastic week x

  14. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous?! Your first card is a total stunner with the black background and fabulous rainbow music notes leading to the butterfly… wonderful <3 I love how you've stuck exactly to the sketch but created something so eye catching and different. And your boat card is great! The shimmer on the waves is a super touch. Fab cards! Have a lovely weekend x

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