Less is More #376 – OLC Stripes

Hi everyone!  It’s been a busy week of posting, and I’m capping it off with a quick and easy card for the next challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We are back to one layer cards (OLCs) and the theme is Stripes.  Seven Hills Crafts is our wonderful sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

 

The ever popular Christmas in July theme prompted this card.  Stamped the snow couple image with black Memento ink on a no bleed through Copic friendly card base.  Coloured with Copics, adding stripes to the scarf. 😉   Masked the image and hill then blended Tumbled Glass distress ink with a mini blending tool.  Finished by stamping the sentiment in red, then again with VersaMark ink to heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Easy-peasy!

 

Challenges:
Paper Smooches — Christmas in July
AAA Cards #119 Christmas in July
Papercraft — #16 Christmas in July
Send a Smile 4 Kids — Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments — #208 Christmas in July + Sentiment

 

 

That’s it from me, but click HERE to see the wonderful cards my teammies have created.  Lots of possibilities to use stripes.  Just remember to make it a OLC and keep it CAS!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a super day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas April Challenge – Ornament

 

Hello there.  This month’s challenge at CAS Christmas is Ornaments.  Unlike last month’s challenge where my supply of hollies was limited, I have plenty of ornament options to choose from.  And here’s my card.

 

 

The die is a 2-piece die set consisting of the detailed image and the shadow.

 

 

To start, the two pieces were lined up and held together with painters tape.  3 ornaments were then die cut from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  The hook part was created from a scrap of silver foil paper.

 

 

I wanted a sparkly ornament and after reading how shimmery Magicals are, I gave my recently purchased Magicals a go.  Sprinkled Gluten Tag Teal and Bavarian Blue Magicals on watercolor paper, spritz with water then dried with the heat tool.  I must have done something wrong because it wasn’t as shimmery.  Anyway, I ended up spritzing it with a DIY shimmer spray and got the results I was after.  Splattered some white acrylic paint for a snowy look, then die cut with the shadow die.

 

 

The ornament was a lot bigger than I thought, so to keep it CAS, it was adhered off the edge on a white A2 stitched rectangle.  Silver heat embossed the sentiment, then mounted the panel to a white top folding cardbase to finish.

 

 

My team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE.  The challenge runs until April 24, so there is lots of time to link up.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #362 Purples

Hello there.  We are back with our first challenge of 2018 at Less is More (LIM).  How fabulous was that extra week in our last challenge?  Hope you liked it because going forward, our challenges will run every two weeks / fortnight!  The challenge rotation remains the same.  So kicking off the year is our colour challenge and the colour is Purples.  We welcome our talented November winner, Wei of Handmade Card by Wei, as our guest designer.  We also welcome a brand new sponsor this month — Skulls and Cross Buns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

Yes, more Christmas cards because living in Canada, orders from the US take a while to arrive, leaving no time to use the products in time for Christmas. 😉   So in keeping with my resolution to use NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff), I made a Christmas card to add to this year’s stash.  Stamped the bear on a scrap of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Die cut happy from white cardstock three times to stack for dimension.  Ombré coloured one using a mini blending tool and Wilted Violet DOx ink.  Covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  It’s very sparkly IRL.  Stamped holidays with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a white strip.

 

 

Blended Wilted Violet DOx onto a white stitched panel for the background.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base before assembling.  A few clear sparkly sequibs finished off the card.

For more inspirations from my team and our guest Wei, click HERE.  Hope you will join us.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Watercooler WednesdayWWC151 Feminine Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays#190 All that Glitters
Simply Create TooEmbossing
SSS MondaySomething New  (Sweet Holiday stamp)
SSS WednesdaySomething New   (Sweet Holiday stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More#273 Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #359 Birds or Feathers

Hi there.  It’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme this week is Birds/Feathers.  Our guest designer is our talented October winner, Michelle Wallace from Seashell Creations.  We also want to welcome again this month’s generous sponsor Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACEFUL DOVE

 

This came together after I saw the current challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches was to pick a previous 2017 sketch and make it seasonal.  I chose sketch challenge #235.  A stitched rectangle was die cut from regular white cardstock.  Stamped Peace on earth  with VersaMark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (ep).  This ep is more light gold than it is platinum.   Heat embossed the dove next with Silver Pearl ep.  The rays were created by inking VersaMark through a Focal Point stencil and heat embossed with clear glitter ep.  Kept it really CAS and skipped adding any embellishments.

 

 

My team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog post HERE.  It’s a busy time of year, but we would love to see how this week’s theme inspires you.  Thank you for dropping in. Happy holidays!

 

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Playing over at the following challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches#253 Seasonal Sketch (used sketch 235) 
Mix It UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+stenciling+glitter)
STAMPlorationsDecember Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Gold
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #421

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as the November 2017 guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  It’s been an honour and these challenges were so much fun.  For photo week, it’s a Christmas theme.

 

 

I was inspired by the tree and the turquoise / red colours.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Stamped the tree on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Masked the tree and hand cut a couple of hill masks then sponged Tempting Turquoise ink to create a wintery scene.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.

 

 

Next, it was spritz whith water and dabbed with a paper towel to for a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with a heat tool and added snowflakes with a white gel pen for a more complete winter scene.  Can’t have a Christmas card without some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the snowy banks.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Added clear Crystal Glaze to the ornaments for dimension, and finished by shading the right side of the sentiment with a gray pencil to make it stand out more.

 

 

So that was actually the second version to more closely align with the photo inspiration.  My first version (below) included a bear and of course, there’s no bear in the photo 😂.  I like both versions, but I think the bear just makes it cuter, don’t you think?

 

 

Thank you JUGS team for having me this month.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations on the JUGS blog HERE.  There are lots of elements in the photo to be inspired by.  Hope you will join us this week.  Love to see what inspired you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holiday crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Naughty or Nice#45 Wintery Scene
Mod SquadBuild a Scene
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Uniko#44 Christmas