Less is More #335 Country Flag Colours

Hi everyone.  Big day today!  It’s not only the first Saturday of a new month, but here in Canada, it’s our 150th birthday!  So I couldn’t believe how appropriate our challenge #335 Country Flag Colours is this week at Less is More.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.







Here’s the Canadian flag.







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 am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#248 Holiday
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes










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.



I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame#93 Words Take Center Stage
SSS Flickr#74 Stunning Stenciling
SSS MondayStencil It



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!









25 thoughts on “Less is More #335 Country Flag Colours

  1. So sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Canada Day, I hope you had a wonderful time. Late as usual!
    These are both terrific. You have a real talent for perfect placement, and I just love the feel of both of these. The shading on your baubles is so realistic, you couldn’t have got that more spot on. And great dimension on your balloon behind the ‘you’. Great work xx

  2. Beautiful ornaments, Trina! A great way to use those circles! And I love the shimmery YOU on the birthday card! And a fun balloon in the background!

  3. Two fantastic red and white cards, Trina. Love the Christmas ornaments with the heat embossed snowflakes. So pretty and shimmery. And same for your big, ombre “you”. Fantastic design with the textured balloon and vellum banner . Very creative and fun!

    Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day!


  4. Two fabulous cards Trina! Your baubles are really incredible because they look so dimensional and glittery – just perfect for a Christmas card. Stunning work. The big ‘you’ card is fantastic too. Love all the dimension and texture you got into that one yet still kept it wonderfully CAS. Hope you had a brilliant Canada day. xx

  5. Fabulous cards, love the red with white color combo. The shimmer on both of the cards is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Two fabulous cards Trina ! Your Christmas card is SO beautiful ! The red on white is so effective and you succeeded to give so much dimension to your ornaments ! A real treat for the eyes with this Scandinavian look ! Your second card is also stunning with this bold shaded red YOU over this white space ! Love the stencilled balloon and the delicate strip of Vellum for the sentiment ! So creative ! And oops, belated Happy Canada day ! Have a nice Sunday and a fabulous week ! x

  7. Terrific pair of beauties using the Canadian flag colours – Happy Canada Day! Love that subtle white on white balloon and the huge YOU with the vellum threaded through looks amazing. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. Wow, your cards are both perfect. I particularly love your Christmas ornaments. These are just so perfect, I’m gonna have to try your idea….I’m not sure I can get such great dimension as you did though! Stunning!

  9. great Canada day themed cards 🙂 love all the sparkle and shine especially with the home made shimmer spray. By the way I especially love your stenciled balloon with all it’s texture.

  10. Wonderful Christmas card, Trina – especially in our Canadian colours! Great shimmer, great idea to alternate the red snowflakes on white with the white snowflakes on red, and great CAS design! And I love the way you did the sentiment on the birthday one. Happy Canada Day!

  11. Adore your white on white using the balloon with added texture. Such a nice way to add interest and make the you stand out that much more. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  12. Happy Canada Day and 150th, Trina. Hope you’re celebrating! Your red and white cards are stunning. The Christimas ornaments on the first card are amazing. Just goes to show how less is more. My friends and I are gathering for card making this afternoon. Your card will be inspiring me as I begin my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing these.

  13. Ooops! PS! Thanks for popping in at AAA Cards with your second one Trina. Much appreciated and a perfect take for the words take centre stage challenge. x

  14. First of all Happy Canada Day! 150 years too! That was a lucky coincidence with the challenge and you’ve certainly rocked it here. I’m in awe at the shimmery delight you produce each week. You’ve a real talent for placing it in just the right place for maximum effect. Loving your Christmas card and hand-drawn elements. So perfect. Equally stunning is the ‘you’ card, I almost missed the balloon at first until I zoomed in but the dimension and idea behind it is fantastic. Have a fab weekend and hope you are partying in Canada. x

  15. Wow, the red and white ornaments look 3D – your inking and the touch of shimmer are just perfect! I love the bold you on the second card too. Both of these red and white creations are CAS and cool. Well done for getting festive too! Have a great weekend x

  16. Happy Canada Day, Trina! That was good timing by LIM! Loving your two cards. The first one is stunning, looking so dimensional and perfectly shaded and with gorgeous shimmer <3 Perfection. The second card with the big You is fab! So eye catching and bold. The stencilled balloon beneath sets it off really well. What a fantastic effect! Have a great weekend x

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