Less is More #360 & #361 Sketch 22

Hello there.  It’s the final challenge of the year at Less is More (LIM). This is a two-week sketch challenge, so there’s extra time to get your entries in.  Our sponsor this final month is Happy Little Stampers.












On an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock, the floral image was positioned off the corner in my MISTI and stamped with Memento black ink.  Flipped the panel and re-stamped in the opposite corner. The MISTI makes this super easy.



Masked the image and sponged gray and blue dye inks for background shading.  Removed mask and coloured with Copics.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base. For some sparkle to finish, added clear glitter to the flowers and a few clear sparkly sequins.



Linking to the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsDecember Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Gold
Papercraft#1 Happy Birthday
Mix It UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+die cutting+masking+sponging+glitter)
Penny BlackDecember CAS
AAA CardsGame #105 Sparkle
SSS MondayParty
SSS WednesdayParty Time



My team rocked this challenge creating beautiful cards to inspire you.  Make sure to check them out HERE… they may even have a little extra bonus cards on their personal blogs to share too. It may be the most wonderful time of year, but also a busy one.  Hopefully, you can carve out some time to join us this fortnight.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and a joyous new year!









23 thoughts on “Less is More #360 & #361 Sketch 22

  1. Apologies for the late visit, Trina! I loved this card when I first saw it. The white shimmery flowers and the gently fade of the blue look stunning. Such a pretty card, I bet your MIL loved it xx

  2. A real stunner of a card Trina. The delicate florals are perfectly enhanced with that subtle shading and blending. I bet it looks amazing up close. Thanks for your wonderful Christmas card. and here’s wishing you a happy new year xx

  3. Gorgeous card, lovely colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More CAS challenge and good luck, hope you join in with our new challenge starting sunday x Susan x

  4. Trina, I think YOU rocked this sketch challenge in creating a beautiful floral card that I’m sure your mother-in-law loves, as do I! Sequins and shimmer are a delightful special touch! Again WOWed by your creativity! Thank you, once again, for sharing your talents over in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!

  5. wow, this card is so delicate and elegant!!! Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us over simon says stamp monday challenge!!
    We all hope to see you again soon and we all wish you an AMAZING and CREATIVE 2018!
    Love, Zoey

  6. Your card is CAS perfection, Trina! I love the delicate sponging around the pretty flowers – so soft and elegant 🙂 I hope you have had a fab Christmas and I look forward to seeing more inspiration from you in 2018 🙂

  7. Hi Trina! I must start with thanking of my Christmas card -I really loved the Finnish flag colors you used in it, I felt really special receiving this card! I hope my card has arrived too! Then to your LIM project this time. 🙂 As always, your coloring looks stunning, the flowers look very dimensional with the little “folds and creases” you’ve created. Beautiful inking too and white sentiments on black are my favorites! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  8. Very beautiful card Trina ! As usual, your colouring and your sponged background are stunning ! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2018 ! Hugs xx

  9. This is so pretty, Trina! Beautiful flowers and the sponging really makes the white flowers pop! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. Loved this card as soon as I saw it Trina! In fact so much so I thought I might as well sit this challenge out as you’d definitely rocked it. Such a pretty image and so perfectly coloured and stamped to reflect the sketch. Gorgeous attention to detail as ever and I’m sure your Mother in Law loved it. Happy Christmas and hope you have a wonderful relaxing time. x

  11. This is such a lovely card, Trina. Like the addition of the glitter to the flowers. Just adds a little something special. tfs

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