Less is More #352 Stamp Layering

Happy Saturday everyone!  Another week has flown by already and a new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM).  Our recipe challenge this week is Stamp Layering.  Layering stamps are a quick and easy way to create cards with depth and detail.   Uniko is our generous sponsor this month.











My favourite layering Christmas set is Holiday Style.  Last year I used the ornament image so I decided to use the jingle bell image this time.  The bells were stamped on white cardstock with the Blackboard ink set, then die cut out with the coordinating die.  The Jingle Bells sentiment was die cut from X-Press It paper and Ombré coloured with Copics in pink since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and I love non-traditional colours.  The pine needles was die cut from shimmer white cardstock and the strings were drawn in with a T-ruler and a silver pen.  Instead of stamping out the layering bow in the set, I used a snippet of silver ribbon. (It’s been a while since I used ribbon on a card).  Everything was adhered onto a white stitched rectangle mounted to a white top folding card base.  Nothing’s complete without some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the sentiment to finish.


Playing at:
SSS Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes Stamplorations









As you can see, I was focused on Christmas cards this week. 😉  The lights were stamped on white cardstock in rainbow colours with Altenew ink cube sets.  I have the coordinating die, but didn’t want a white border so the lights were fussy cut out.  The string for the lights was white heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle.  Inks in rainbow colour were blended with a mini blending tool to create the glow from the lights before the lights were adhered. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock and Nuvo Glaze was added to the lights for some shine and dimensions to finish.


Playing at:
AAA Cards Challenge#101 Inspired by a Film (sentiment gave it away 😂 Deck the Halls)
ABC Christmas ChallengeU for Unlimited, V for Vibrant



Hope you will join us this week  To see more fabulous inspirations from my team, CLICK HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.








24 thoughts on “Less is More #352 Stamp Layering

  1. Trina I visit you from Izzy Blog
    and wanna see how you made the lights colored
    stunning card
    Love love love
    and the first card CAS perfection
    you are a great card maker Trina
    I have learn much from your cards..
    hugs from Germany..will you be my new bloggy friend Trina
    (my last little sister name is Triana 🙂 fun right :))

  2. Oh WOW! Once again your creativity knows no bounds Trina! I’m absolutely bowled over by both of these and adore those bells. Are those the same Altenew set I used a few weeks ago? They definitely look better in greys than my pinks. Your sparkling sentiment and die-cut foliage add the perfect touch to that first card and OH my there’s more festivity! FAB-ulous fairy lights, beautifully layered up in rainbow colours another super show-stopper and perfect take on this week’s challenge.

  3. Oooooooooh, I am swooning over your jingle bells and the sediment you did, Trina! I bought the bells at the end of last season and they are still NBUS. You’ve inspired me to dig into the heap and pull them out. I remember now why I HAD to have them!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. You’re rocking the festive feel here Trina! Those bells look incredible and the more I see them the more I want to buy them. Think you’ve enabled me here. The sentiment on that card looks so sparkly too. Your Christmas lights are a triumph! Adding the glow behind each bulb was an inspired touch! Love it. xx

  5. Two fantastic cards Trina ! Your Jingle bells seem so real, we can really see the reflect of the light on the metal ! I can almost hear them tinkling ! And the pink die cut sentiment makes the perfect contrast and give a happy festive look to the card ! Your garland of light is also very pretty with all these bright colors! I really like the halo you did behind, again it looks like the lights are real. Fabulous showcase of what stamp layering is ! Have a great weekend and a fabulous week ! xx

  6. Wowsers, Trina, these are fabulous. Those bells just look terrific and I’ve never seen lights this size in a stamp before. Love the rainbow colours. Both cards have so much dimension from the layered stamping. I need to investigate and see if Sunny Studios stamps are available in the UK as I love so many that you use xx

  7. These cards are absolutely amazing! I have never seen anything like the jingle bell one (that I saw at LIM challenge). Have added that stamp set to my ever growing wish list.

  8. Two fabulous Christmas cards – love the rainbow of colours with the Christmas lights and the way you did the glow around them, and the jingle bells are fabulous (sweet little bow on one of them!)!

  9. Fantastic Christmas cards using the stamp layering, Trina. I love the sparkle on the jingle bells card, and the rainbow colours of the lights. Very creative and fun! xx

  10. Trina, these two cards are outstanding. The coloring to achieve real life effects is awesome. Just love all the little touches you’ve brought together in these cards. tfs

  11. Wow Trina, your bright, happy colored Christmas cards look amazing! Who would have thought of making a Christmas card in rainbow colors… Well, you obviously! Genius! Adding the black sentiment strip to this card was a fantastic idea, it adds a lot of contrast and interest. The stamps and dies in your first card look amazing -that bell-image is so realistic looking it’s hard to believe it’s a stamp! Beautiful ombre sentiment too and one has to love the shine! Perfect for Christmas! Have a lovely weekend. xxx

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