Less is More #338 Anything But Stamps

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.


I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC178 Christmas in July
The Cat’s Pajamas – #337 Christmas in July
STAMPlorationsCAS Summer Vacation
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations








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.


Linking this one over at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #251 Anything Goes.



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!








15 thoughts on “Less is More #338 Anything But Stamps

  1. I love both of these, Trina – they are so crisp and cool! The inked panel on the first card is vibrant and the die is fab for Christmas cards. I love the rainbow of butterflies with the bold, graphic hello too. Fab inspiration. Thanks too for my gorgeous birthday card…..it was much appreciated xx

  2. What fantastic inspiration from you this week Trina! Superb blending and spritzing on the first card, and the die cuts added to that vellum panel are fantastic. A real stunner of a Christmas card. Swooning over the super colourful butterflies on the second card. That one really made me smile with pleasure. xx

  3. Rainbows and butterflies. What a lovely combination, Trina. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  4. Two stunning cards Trina ! I’m totally in awe at your Let it Snow card ! So wonderful with this striking blue blending and the vellum on it ! I love this card ! Your butterflies card is amazing too with the rainbow colors ! You rock again this week ! Have a fabulous weekend ! xx

  5. These are just gorgeous, Trina! I love the cool, frosty silver and blue colour scheme of the first card which is perfect for a snowy Christmas. The butterfly card has totally stolen my heart! I love the bright colours, the wonky border and the bold shimmer sentiment. Absolutely fantastic! Have a great weekend x

  6. Your “less is more” cards are always so lovely and these are no exception. The first one says it all so well and timely for cooling off in this hot summer weather! The colors of your butterflies in the second card are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing both.

  7. Two beautiful cards, love the blue strip on your first card with the glittery word die sentiment and your butterflies card is just wonderful.

  8. Two fab cards, Trina. Loving the white and blue combo for Christmas, the frosty white and the blended blue looks great. And the bold black sentiment on your second card really pops with the pretty rainbow butterflies xx

  9. Two fantastic cards! Great to see you use the let it snow-die -I just ordered it yesterday and can’t wait to use it in my Christmas cards! I love your use of water droplets in the background. The butterfly card is so happy looking, I love the rainbow color palette and the black sentiment really pops from the card! Great job! xxx

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