Hello there. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I was one of the unlucky ones who started off the new year with the flu. 😝 I’m happy to report that I am on the mend and am slowly getting my energy back. I am here today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). We are looking for Cute one layer cards this fortnight. Our sponsor once again this month is Skulls and Cross Buns.
I have too many cute critter stamps to choose from, but the first image that came to mind was this little cutie, which I made a Christmas card with. He is from a Christmas set, but I wanted to stretch my stamps so I created a Winter birthday card. Look at him, he’s so ashamed for forgetting. 😂 Not much to explain here as this was pretty straight forward. On a white top folding A2 card base created from Mixed Media paper, the penguin and sentiment were black heat embossed, and then watercoloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush. Added the three dots after sorry wth a black marker. For a little sparkle, added clear shimmer to the rainbow colour background (hard to tell in the photo) to finish.
So I wanted to stretch this stamp further and ended up creating a missing you card too. On another top folding card base made from Mixed Media paper, the penguin was black heat embossed then masked. A heart reverse mask was hand cut from copy paper and Cherry Blossom inks (new) were blended with a mini blending tool for an ombré look. For some texture and shimmer, splattered Gansai Tambi Starry gold paint (new) mixed with water. Masks were removed and the image was coloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush. The sentiment was gold heat embossed to finish.
And as a duo, I’m entering them in: Twofer Challenge – #1 Feathers (penguin feathers are short, overlapping and densely packed – who knew? 😂) SSS Monday Challenge – Birds of a Feather
That does it for me, but click HERE to check out the fabulous cards my team has created to inspire you. Hope you will join us this fortnight. Can’t wait to see those cute creations. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.
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.
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!
Hello everyone. It’s time for a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). The theme this week is Monsters. It’s a fun one and definitely not limitrd to Halloween. Once again, our wonderful sponsor this month is Uniko.
I only had one card for this week, but when I saw how similar it was to the card by my teamie Susan, I ended up making this Christmas card too. Stamped the monster and hat with Memento black ink on snippets of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics then die cut out. The snowflakes (discontinued) and MonsterHoliday Wishes greeting were white heat embossed on a snippet black stitched circle diecut. Although the sentiment was a mix of stamps from two different companies, I was pleased to see the fonts matched! The diagonal stripes is a snippet of washi tape.
And here’s the card that was similar to Susan’s and as my teamie Anita puts it – great minds think alike. 😂 Stamped the monsterimage with black Memento ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle. Used the coordinating die to die cut a mask. Quick since fussy cutting was not required. Plus it leaves a white border. Masked the monster then blended gray ink through a Radiating Rays stencil. Coloured with Copics and black heat embossed the sentiment. Added Crystal Glaze to the balloon and a few gumdrops to finish.
The MISTI and some strategic masking were used to create this card . Everything but the front leg was masked off on Kobi the bear stamp itself before inking it with Memento black ink. The inked leg was stamped onto an X-press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle, then it was masked and the gift was stamped. The leg mask was removed and the gift was masked before Kobi was stamped again. Kobi, the gift and the bottom of the panel were masked and Twisted Citron distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background. The balloon,hat and sentiment were stamped next with Memento black ink. All masks were then removed and the balloon string was drawn in with a T-ruler and Copic multiliner. Images were coloured with Copics. The panel was mounted with foam adhesive onto a white top folding card base. Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few blue sequins finished off the card.
Blue is my favourite colour, so why not blue flowers. The images were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics. I bought the matching die set, but can’t find them, so they were fussy cut out with a slight white border. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock. All pieces were adhered to an A2 stitched rectangle mounted on a top folding white card base. Some dripping clear Rain drops were added to finish.
For more inspirations, please visit my team’s personal blogs which can be accessed from the LIM blog HERE. Hope you can join us this week. Just make sure to keep it CAS and it follows the challenge guidelines. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week.
This was created for my teamie, Nonni, whose birthday was this past Tuesday. Happy birthday, Nonni! My idea was inspired from the image itself where I just used a real candle in place of the one in the image. The candle was cut in half lengthwise to provide a flat side for adhering. A scallop frame was die cut from a scrap piece of X-press It paper. Buddy with the cupcake and the sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on the inside piece and coloured with Copics. Buddy was then masked and Mustard Seed distress ink was added to the background with a mini blending tool. Dimensional inlaid diecutting was used to piece the frame image onto a white top folding card base. Clear shimmer added to the cupcake and a few clear sequins finished off the card.
Just one again from me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations. Then get crafting and link up your creations. Just make sure it is CAS and follows the challenge guidelines . Thank you for stopping by, Have a great week.