Less is More #339 Pierce Your Project

Hello there.  We have a new challenge starting today at Less is More.  This week’s challenge #339 is Pierce Your Project.  We want to see anything to do with piercing on your card.  We want to thank our generous sponsor this month Happy Little Stampers.  And as mentioned in my post last week, there are still a couple days left to enter their huge giveaway.












This is the second card I made for my teammate Sarah G.  For some reason I had it in my head that her birthday was on July 22, so imagine my surprise when I realized on July 11 that her birthday is actually July 12.  So I re-did her card before sending it.

The pierce frame (discontinued) was die cut twice from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  Freehand Florals layering stamp set was used here.  The flowers were stamped with Shades of Purple and Summer Afternoon inks and the leaves with Green Fields ink.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the inside square.  Shaded Lilac distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished the card.


And here it is with the original — frame rotated, different sentiment and Spun Sugar distress ink for the background



I am linking to the following challenges:
Happy Little StampersJuly CAS Birthday
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Splatter
Uniko#42 Flowers
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes



And that is it for me this week.  Be sure to visit my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations then come play along with us this week.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.








19 thoughts on “Less is More #339 Pierce Your Project

  1. What a beautiful delicate card!
    Sorry the visit is so late!
    I have obviously been taking too many vacations!
    Thanks so much for joining in the CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

  2. What wonderful cards! Fantastic idea to use the stitched frames Trina. Absolutely love the really soft and dreamy inking inside the frames and the flowers are really beautiful too. Both cards look really classy. xx

  3. 2 great cards Trina. I love the stitched frame & the soft ombre shading. After umming and aahing i think I prefer the composition of the lilac background card but they are both lovely!

  4. Love both layouts! You used such beautiful soft colours. I seem to be so busy this summer that I’m making nothing but belated birthday cards as I’m really behind!

  5. Beautiful CAS birthday cards, Trina! I love both of them! The soft floral cluster goes so well with the soft blended panel inside the square! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Both of them are gorgeous cards Trina ! I’m always in awe at your delicate blended backgrounds, they always really give a beautiful final touch and dimension to your cards ! Love very much the design too ! So inspiring ! Have a great Sunday and a fab week ! xx

  7. I adore both versions of this beautiful design, Trina. The blended pastels inside the frame work so well with the pretty colours of the flowers. Just gorgeous xx

  8. Trina, as always,your cards are exquisite. I love the framing (both directions!) and the soft colors. Your creations always inspire me. Thanks for sharing these. Remember, too, it’s better late than never. Friends always understand this.

  9. Trina, I was completely blown away by the beautiful and elegant card that you made for me xx I am really impressed by how you repurposed the original design too! The soft inking and perfect stamping look gorgeous with the pierced frame. Thank you so much x

  10. Wonderful card for Sarah! And the original looks amazing too! I love the colors you used and that frame really “anchors” the flowers to the card -great design! Hugs!

  11. These are so gorgeous, Trina! I love the softly inked background and clustered florals <3 So pretty and really elegant. Sarah G will love both versions, for sure! Have a fantastic weekend x

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