Less is More #349 Hot and Spicy

Hi there and happy World Card Making Day!  We have a new colour challenge this week at Less is More (LIM) and we want to see Hot & Spicy colours on your cards.  Our talented guest designer for the next two weeks is Bev from Uniko, which also happens to be our sponsor this month











I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards, so I thought all the hot and spicy colours would work for a warm and cozy Christmas card. 😉  First, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Mix Media paper.  Instead of masking, a snowy slope was die cut and the top piece was coloured with a mini blending tool and distress inks.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder on the bottom piece.  The NBUS images (discontinued) were stamped on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to finish.


Playing at:
AAA Card’s #100 Sketch
STAMPlorations – October 2017 CAS optional color twist Orange
SSS WednesdayChristmas







My next card was created for my teamie Izzy, whose birthday is tomorrow.  Happy Birthday, Izzy! 🎉🎈🎁   On this card, I just used red and green for my hot and spicy colours.  The elephant image was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched piece of X-Press It paper I had in my stash, then coloured with Copics.  Masking and ink blending with distress inks were then used to create the ground area.  Copics were used to add details.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The panel was mounted with fun foam.  A few clear sequins and clear shimmer on the balloons finished off the card.


Heading over to:
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional Script or Text Background
Addicted to Stamps and More#262 Make Your Mark
CAS-ual FridaysCFC184 Sketch



And that does it for me this week.  My teamies have made some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog.  There may even be more on their personal blogs.  Love to see what you create.  As always, remember to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week.









26 thoughts on “Less is More #349 Hot and Spicy

  1. You did it again, Trina! You stopped me in my tracks as I was scrolling through the cards at LIM! I adore your twinkling marshmallow-roasting penguin. He should turn around and look behind him because he is missing an astounding sunset!! I also adore your darling birthday card for Izzy!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Hot and spicy, yet cool and crisp. Fabulous and fun CAS creation on the penguin card, Trina. Jumped right out of the gallery at me.

  3. OH I’m swooning at that adorable little penguin and in particular your sparkly, hot and spicy background Trina. A stunning little scene and so perfect for Christmas and this challenge of course. Loads of yummy white space too makes the scene all the more eye-popping. Loving those delicious red hot balloons on the second one too and a cute little elephant. 2 perfect cards as ever and have a fab week. x

  4. You have the most amazing stash of cute critter stamps and then you use them so brilliantly too. Love both these cards! Thanks for using the sketch on the first one and playing at AAA Cards.

  5. So much cuteness in this post ! First with this adorable penguin roasting marshmallows (yummy !) ! Your hot background is so bold and vibrant as well as your fire ! Love how the clear shimmer enhances the warmth that emerges from this card ! And of course, I love this cute and adorable elephant with its balloons bunch ! Your colouring is so perfect ! And I can’t take my eyes on your stunning blended background that gives so much life to this cute scene ! Thank you so much for your delicate attention and I feel so honoured to add your card to my birthday panel of cards ! Have a fabulous week ! Hugs xx

  6. Fantastic coloring on your elephant and balloon card. A great example that less is more. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara Design Team member.

  7. Your cozy little penguin brought a smile to my face Trina – what a fantastic way of making the colours into a Christmas card. The sparkle on the fire was a particularly cool touch and the inky horizon is positively glowing. Your balloons though! Oh my! What incredible richness you’ve captured in the colour – it almost looks like velvet, and the clear glitter EP works a treat on top of it. Fab inspiration. Have a wonderful week. xx

  8. Those balloons on your elephant card look AMAZING! Love it! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday…I love having your work in our gallery!

  9. Your CAS designs are perfect, Trina – the white space literally glows combined with the pops of colour and character that you add! I love the rich glow in the sky behind the penguin and the cluster of red balloons on your second card. Fab ways to bring in the spicy colours whilst keeping things crisp. I also love your stash of lovely character stamps x

  10. Awww, so sweet, Trina. I love that little penguin! You did a wonderful job creating a Clean and Simple scene. Really terrific. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. The elephant is super cute too!

  11. Both your cards are so sweet and beautifully colored, Trina. I LOVE your hot and spicy background for your hot and spicy fire. Your penquin loves your fire too:-)

    Your elephant and balloons bouquet is so cute. TFS both your cards my friend. Hugs

  12. Adorable little penguin roasting his marshmallows! And I love the sparkle on it. On the second card, I really like the way you have the elephant coming onto the card, with part of him cut off – I never think to do that.

  13. Two super cute cards with wonderful coloring and attention to detail! I love your layouts in both of these -you really rock making CAS cards with cute critters! The hot and spicy background in your first card looks especially amazing. Have a fun weekend! xxx

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