Less is More #370 – Sketch #23

Hellio there!  Another fortnight has passed and we are back with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It is a sketch this time.  We have our February winner, Sue of Sue’s Card Craft, joining us as our guest designer.  Once again, our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUZZING BY

 

 

I decided to create a simple sky scene with these little bees, so a stitched rectangle was die cut from Bashful Blue cardstock (retired).  Inked VersaMark through a cloud stencil and heat embossed with White Puff embossing powder (ep).  This ep is new to me and instead of a shiny raised image, it leaves a puffy texture.  Next, stamped the large and small bees on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured them with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The sentiment was white heat embossed with regular white ep on a black strip.  Mounted the blue panel to a white top folding card base then assembled the elements on the card.  Added clear shimmer to the bees’ wings to finish.

 

 

Entering in the following challenges:
Always Fun#55 CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More — #289 CAS
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  But our guest and my team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Visit the LIM main blog post HERE to see them.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 2018!

 

Happy new year everyone!  Hope you all had a fun night celebrating.  I wasn’t feeling up to going out to a house party, so opted for a quiet relaxing night at home.  Whatever you did last night, I hope you’re feeling better than these bunnies. 😂  They celebrated hard.

 

 

The Blah Bunny stamp set is so funny and I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it.  On a piece of Neenah cardstock, stamped the Blah Humbunny with Memento black ink.  Masked him and stamped the Blah Bunny.  Masked again as well as the upper half of the panel, then stamped the NBUS wood floor in Sahara Sand ink.  Sponged on Sahara Sand ink to finish the floor.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Heat embossed the confetti bits with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Black heat embossed happy with clear glitter embossing powder and white heat embossed new year on a black strip.

 

 

I was going to leave it plain as is, but it looked incomplete, so I added the wine/champagne bottles and hats. The bottles (discontinued) and hats were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  Adhered them to the scene and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty new year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the following challenges:
Time Out#99 New Beginnings
Naughty or Nice#47 It’s a Celebration!
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
Inkspirational — #151 Stamping Only
SSS MondaySomething New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy with NBUS Happy

Happy Monday everyone. Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card created for my sweet crafty friend Nancy. Her birthday is today! Unfortunately, I didn’t send it early enough and she did not get this before leaving on her trip… so surprise, Nancy! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday getaway. For her card, I brought back my favourite Buddy image and paired him with a NBUS happy die. Love these triple layer word dies.

 

 

An A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from X-press It paper. Buddy was stamped with Memento black ink then coloured and shaded with cool gray Copic markers.

 

 

The word happy and first layer were die cut from white cardstock. The happy word diecut was placed back into the negative piece to make it easier to colour it with a mini blending tool and distress inks.

 

 

The bottom happy layer was die cut from black cardstock and another happy word was die cut from white cardstock to be stacked. Birthday was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. The stitched panel was mounted to a top folding card base before the sentiments were adhered. Clear shimmer on the pastel coloured happy finished the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
The Card Concept #78 Pastel Party (inspired by pastel colours and stuffed doggy in drawer).
Seize the BirthdayBalloons
CAS on Friday#117 Dies
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
NBUS#12 Anything Goes with NBUS

 

 

 

 

Less is More #346 Take Flight

Hello there.  I’m back today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s theme week and challenge #346 is Take Flight.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

 

 

I made this card for my crafty friend, Di, who celebrated her birthday this past Tuesday.  The idea came from the orchestra interlude Flight of the Bumblebee.  I also wanted to use that yippee diecut that I had saved after not using it on a previous project.  All images were stamped with Memento black ink on A2 size X-press It paper.

Masking was used to stamp the flower cluster.  Did some simple colouring and shading with Copic markers.  White heat embossed it’s your birthday on a black cardstock strip.  Mounted panel onto a white top folding card base.  Added clear shimmer to the bee’s wings and white yippee to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CAS on Friday#116 Color Me Pretty Use Pencils or Markers
Addicted to Stamps and More#259 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday – Clean and Simple

 

 

That’s all from me this week.  Please head to the LIM blog for more inspirations from my team.  Hope you will join us this week.  As always, keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.