Hello everyone. And welcome to a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). We’re back to one layer card week and this time our theme is Stars. We welcome back Bev from Uniko as our guest designer and our sponsor this month.
This birthday card was created for my teamie Sharon who had a birthday this week. Happy birthday Sharon! 🎉🎈🎁 A top folding A2 card base was created from mixed media paper. Distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a mini blending tool through NBUS Wave of Stars stencil. Perfect Pearls was added to give it some shimmer. The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for more sparkle. This was so easy, I decided to make a Christmas card version with white heat embossing on navy cardstock.
I don’t think anything has more stars than a galaxy. And with my NBUS Space Explorer stamp set arriving last week, it was meant to be. 😉 A top folding A2 card base was created from no bleed through Copic friendly cardstock. The astronaut and sentiment were stamped with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics. Masking, distress inks and mini blending tools were used to create the galaxy strip. It was spritz with water and splattered with white acrylic paint. Nuvo CrystalGlaze was added to the balloons and clear shimmer was added to the galaxy. With the stamp sets still in position in my MISTI, the astronaut and sentiment were stamped with VersaMark and clear heat embossed for added interest.
That does it for me, but my team have made beautiful cards for this challenge and you can see them on the LIM blog. Click on their names to be taken to their personal blogs where they may have even more to inspire you. Hope you will join us this week. Looking forward to seeing your one layer CAS cards following our challenge guidelines. Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!
Hi everyone. I have a super simple card to share today. I’m taking it back old school when letters were sent in a bottle. 😂
Stamped the bottle, paper and cork on a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of X-press It paper with London Fog Memento ink, then coloured with Copics. Sponged on Tumbled Glass distress ink, leaving lots of white areas, to create the sky.
Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.
Mounted the piece to a top white folding card base and used a clear Spica pen to add sparkly highlights to the bottle and water to look like light is reflecting off them.
Entering this in two challenges: Challenge 170 from CAS-ual Fridays is not to use any dies and March challenge theme from Create a Smile is Letters.
Hi everyone. I’m back today with a second punny CAS turtle Valentine’s/love card. Once you see the sentiment, you’ll know where my inspiration came from. 😂 I had so much fun with my turtle Valentine’s card yesterday that I decided to break out another NBUS set with a turtle. And here’s my card.
On a white A2 size piece of X-press It paper, I stamped the turtles with Memento black ink and coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, G99 Copic markers. I then masked them and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks for a watery background. For texture I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.
With some creative masking and my MISTI, I customized the eturtle sentiment and white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I cut around the right flipper of the right turtle to tuck the sentiment strip under.
Next I die cut the piece with a Stitch Rectangle before adhering it on a white top folding card base. To finish, I added clear Wink of Stella to the heart-shaped shells and added a few clear droplets because I thought they kinda look like bubbles.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you. I can’t believe it’s New Year’s already. I’ve been nursing a nasty cold/flu all week. This is the first time back crafting in My Crafting Closet since before Christmas. Normally, I wouldn’t make a New Year’s card, but being that this is the first New Year’s since I started my blog, I thought it would be a fitting way to welcone in 2017 and wish you all good health, happiness and creativity.
So my card is based on the “ringing in the new year” phrase. I stamped the clock in London Fog Memento ink (the face was stamped with black Memento ink) on Ultrasmooth cardstock, coloured with Copics (C00, C1, C3, C5) and then fussy cut out. I added glossy accents to the face of the clock.
The numbers were die cut from scraps of Ultrasmooth cardstock and Ombré coloured with the same cool gray Copic markers. For some shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella. I die cut a couple more numbers from thicker scraps of cardstock to stack them for dimension. The sentiment was die cut from silver glitter paper, then adhered to black cardstock before I fussy cut it out with a small border.
For the background, I wanted it to look like sparkly confetti falling. So I inked VersaMark through a Falling Snow stencil onto a black A2 size stitched rectangle panel and then heat embossed it with silver glitter embossing powder. The panel was adhered to a white landscape top folding card base to finish. Oh! And did I mention that this is an interactive card? My friend Christine gave me an action wobble spring over a year ago and I just happen to come across it. Finding it was what prompted me to make this card and have the clock “ring” in the new year. This is my first action wobble card. Check it out in action.