Less is More #341

Happy Saturday everyone.  It’s our one layer card (OLC) challenge this week at Less is More.  Challenge #341 is OLC Vehicles. It may sound limiting, but there are so many possibilities.  Our guest designer this week is the talented winner of our collaboration challenge with AAA Cards, Marge from margecrafts.  Our sponsor this month is Seven Hills Crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLEIGH

 

 

A sleigh is a vehicle on runners and the first thought of course was Santa’s sleigh.  This was an easy one.  The Santa sleigh and sentiment were black heat embossed on a white A2 card base.  Next hill masks were hand cut from plain copy paper, then blue ink was blended through a Radiating Ray stencil with a mini blending tool.  Excess ink was wiped off with a tissue and clear glitter was added on the rays for some shimmer.  I was done, but then felt the scene was incomplete without snow, so snow was added with a white gel pen.

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#254 Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS – #117 One Layer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUCK & SLED

 

My next card was a fun and silly idea.  Initially, it was only going to be the sledding monster, but sleds fall in the same category as the sleigh, so the truck with the naughty monster who was about to peg off his buddy was added to the scene. 😂  All stamping was done with black Memento ink on a no bleed-through Copic friendly white card base. The truck was stamped first, then masked before the monsters and sentiment were stamped next.  Images were coloured with Copics and some Nuvo glitter drops were added to finish.  Another easy one. 😉

 

Linking this one to the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes
SSS Wednesday  – For a Child

 

 

Are you ready to join us?  If you need more inspirations, be sure to visit my team’s personal blogs.  A friendly reminder to keep your cards one layer, CAS and to follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #340

Hi everyone.  We have the next challenge starting today at Less is More.  It’s a colour challenge inspired by Tropical Fruits.  Our guest designer this week is Tara Cardwell from this month’s sponsor Seven Hills Crafts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOL PINEAPPLE

 

 

My dad’s birthday is at the end of the month, so I thought it would be cool 😎 to make this for him. 😂  Twisted Citron distress ink was used to create the watercolour background on a watercolor stitched rectangle.  The pineapple was stamped with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  Three more were die cut from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  The sunglass and cool word sentiment were die cut from black cardstock.  Once they were positioned on the card, the rest of the sentiment was stamped with black Archival ink.  Glossy Accents added to “cool” finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS on Friday#113 Exotic
CASology#260 Juicy
Muse#227 Anything Goes

 

 

 

Only one card from me this week.  My teamies may have more inspirations on their personal blogs for you to check out.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #339

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIERCE FRAME

 

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’s the original card with the frame turned, a 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #338

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIE CUTS

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

STENCIL & DIE CUTS

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #336 and #337

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More.  No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter!  Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY FLORAL

 

I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.  The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool.  The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks.  The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish.  I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS on Fridays#111 Flowers
Happy Little StampersJuly 2017 CAS Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRAFT WHITEWASH 

 

On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique.  On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed.  A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink.  Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly.  Zig markers were then used to colour the image.  The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.  Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.

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I am linking this one to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry
Addicted to Stamps and More#249 CAS

 

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize.  Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!