Less is More #378 – Sketch #24

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Happy Saturday everyone!  Time to announce the next challenge this fortnight at Less is More (LIM) — it’s Sketch #24!  Just a quick reminder… STAMPlorations is our wonderful sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY GIFT

 

 

As you can see, I saw a gift! 😂  The bow was die cut from a scrap of X-press It cardstock and coloured in with Copic markers B28, B24 and B21.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle (wasn’t able to capture it in the photo).

 

 

The gift itself was created by colouring a 2-1/4” x 4” piece of X-press It cardstock with Copic marker B21.  The lines were drawn in with a ruler and a Colorless Blender.  That piece was then cut in half into two 1” x 2-1/4” pieces.  Adhered them to a Whisper White stitched rectangle, then die cut the bow from that.  This step could easily be avoided simply by using pattern paper and then colouring the bow to match. Unfortunately, my pattern paper supply is limited.  Added the panel directly to a white cardbase and inlaid the coloured bow.  Stamped the sentiment on a white strip in blue and foam mount it to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday— #183 Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge   (Gift Builder #2)
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Anything Goes STAMPlorations   (Gift Builder #2)

 

 

For more inspirations from my team, click HERE.  Can’t wait to see your interpretation of the sketch.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Reminder – Snowman

Hi everyone.  Just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to enter your CAS Snowman Christmas card into our May challenge at CAS Christmas.

 

 

So I didn’t think I had any snowman dies, but while going through my supplies for another project, I came across this Winter Scene Border die.  Since I love rainbow colors any time of the year, I created this soft simple rainbow colour Christmas card.

 

 

First, two rectangle stick frames were die cut from a scrap of mix media paper.  Watercolor block stamping was used to create the background by scribbling Zig markers in rainbow colours on an acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping onto one of the rectangles.  It was set aside to dry.  The other rectangle was die cut with the snowman border die.

 

 

Initially, I was going to stack the two white stick frames, but then decided to add some sparkle and die cut a frame from a scrap of silver foil sheets.  The sentiment was silver heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle panel.  The elements were assembled on the panel before it was mounted onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the rainbow background finished off the card.

 

 

Hope to see your CAS snowman card in our gallery.  For more inspirations from our talented guest Barb and my team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
CAS WatercolourMay Challenge Rainbow
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Challenge Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheery and Bright Birthday

Hi everyone.  I’m back to share a couple more birthday cards to cap off my participation in Winnie and Walter’s 4th Birthday Bash challenges.

 

 

This was easier than it looks.  To start, distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a Clarity brush through a Diagonal Grid stencil on a Mixed Media stitched panel.  A balloon was then die cut from it and vellum was adhered on the back to cover the opening.

 

 

Happy’ was die cut from a scrap of DIY black glitter cardstock.  ‘Birthday’ was die cut once from white cardstock and then four times from black cardstock to be stacked.  The string was die cut from white cardstock.

 

 

The assembled panel was mounted with foam adhesive to a white top fording card base.  Clear shimmer on the birthday die cut and clear sequins finished off the card.

 

 

I didn’t want the balloon cut out to go to waste, so I made a CAS birthday card.  Inlaid the balloon and used the hidden die cut technique for the ‘celebrate’ sentiment.

 

 

 

Too funny.  I actually had something different in mind, but I guess that’s the way it goes sometimes.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashUse Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashGrid Challenge with Keren
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash — Die Challenge with Lydia
Fairy TaleBlack/White Rainbow
AAA Cards#109 Die Cuts Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thankful Raccoon

Hi there.  I am quickly dropping in to share a CAS thank you card using one of the newly released sets from Your Next Stamp (YNS) called Autumn Animals.  I thought the raccoon holding the apple worked for several challenges.

 

 

Stamped the image in black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out with a slight white border.

 

 

stick frame was die cut from an A2 white panel, and also from black cardstock to be inlaid.  Barn Door distress ink was ink blended on the white square with a mini blending tool, then clear shimmer was added before it was inlaid back.

 

 

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink.  The panel was mounted onto a top folding card base and black Nuvo drops were added to finish.  Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#119 Apples
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CasologyWeek 265 Education (teacher thank you card)
Color Throwdown#459 Red, Black, White
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It

 

 

 

 

Inlaid Happy Day

Hi there.  I can’t believe it’s the last week of April already and it was actually nice here today.  It also inspired me to make today’s CAS rainbow card using the inlaid die cutting technique.

 

 

Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame was used first to die cut an area of a white A2 panel then set aside for later.  The frame was then die cut from Bristol paper.  I wanted to create a sky scene within the frame, so the inside scallop rectangle was die cut with a cloud border die.  Distress inks were sponged on to the top piece in rainbow colours to create the sun rays coming out from the clouds.

 

 

The butterfly was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out.  Clear shimmer was added to the rainbow rays and butterfly for some sparkle.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the bottom piece.

 

 

To give some depth to the frame once it was inlaid, gray ink was sponged around the perimeter of the negative diecut rectangle.

 

 

That piece was adhered to a white top folded card base and the frame was inlaid into that open space.  For dimension, a second frame was die cut from Bristol paper and stacked. The butterfly was mounted with foam adhesive and a few clear sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up – April 2017 Inlaid Die Cutting (stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting, spinging, glitter)
Addicted to CAS – #109 Rainbow
STAMPLlorationsApril 2017 Anything CAS optional twist Any Pastel
STAMPlorationsApril 2017 Theme and Sketch
STAMPLlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers2017 Anything Goes with Dies