Less is More #355

Hello there.  We are back to our regular weekly scheduled challenges at Less is More (LIM).  It’s my teammate Susan‘s birthday today — happy birthday Susan! — and for this week, we are CASEing her card.  Our generous sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Susan’s card to CASE.

 

 

And this is my card.

 

I was inspired by the elf, stocking, layout and colours.  I have two elf sets, and since Susan used one, I used the other one to create a little fireplace mantel scene.  A scallop rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  The elf was stamped first with black Memento ink, then masked.  A reverse circle mask was placed around the elf before the stockings were stamped. The stockings were masked, and Ink blending with distress inks was used to add colour around the images within the circle.  The brick was done with a stencil.  Masks were removed and the images were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was black heat embossed and the scallop panel was mounted with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the reds finished off the card.

 

Playing over at:
Addicted to Stamps and More – #268 Holiday
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Naughty or Nice – #45 Wintery Scene

 

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  Susan’s card is adorable and you can find more fabulous inspirations from my team HERE.  Can’t wait to see your CASEs.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #353 & #354

Hi everyone.  It’s Saturday, which means another new challenge begins today at Less is More (LIM).  There’s a slight change this time as it’s a two week challenge.  For this fortnight, use the colours of Fireworks on your cards.  Pretty simple, right?  Our guest designer is our September winner, Birgit.  And our new sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAROLLING PENGUINS

 

Fireworks are bright and colourful so I made a bright and colourful Christmas card.  Stamped images with Memento black ink on a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Coloured the penguins with Copics. Masked them, then added matching distress ink colours with a mini blending tool above each penguin to give them an aura. 😂   The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  To complete this carolling scene, snow was added with a white gel pen.

 

Linking this one to:
Addicted to Stamps and More#266 Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 KidsHappy Holidays 4 Kids
Naughty or Nice#45 Walking in a Winter Wonderland
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 CAS Challlenge optional color Brown

 

 

I just have one to share this fortnight, but be sure to head over to the LIM blog for more inspirations from my team.  They may even have more fabulous creations on their personal blogs.  Remember you have two weeks this time around to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you link up. Happy crafting and thank you for dropping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #352

Happy Saturday everyone!  Another week has flown by already and a new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM).  Our recipe challenge this week is Stamp Layering.  Layering stamps are a quick and easy way to create cards with depth and detail.   Uniko is our generous sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JINGLE BELLS

 

My favourite layering Christmas set is Holiday Style.  Last year I used the ornament image so I decided to use the jingle bell image this time.  The bells were stamped on white cardstock with the Blackboard ink set, then die cut out with the coordinating die.  The Jingle Bells sentiment was die cut from X-Press It paper and Ombré coloured with Copics in pink since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and I love non-traditional colours.  The pine needles was die cut from shimmer white cardstock and the strings were drawn in with a T-ruler and a silver pen.  Instead of stamping out the layering bow in the set, I used a snippet of silver ribbon. (It’s been a while since I used ribbon on a card).  Everything was adhered onto a white stitched rectangle mounted to a white top folding card base.  Nothing’s complete without some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the sentiment to finish.

 

Playing at:
SSS Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes Stamplorations

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

 

As you can see, I was focused on Christmas cards this week. 😉  The lights were stamped on white cardstock in rainbow colours with Altenew ink cube sets.  I have the coordinating die, but didn’t want a white border so the lights were fussy cut out.  The string for the lights was white heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle.  Inks in rainbow colour were blended with a mini blending tool to create the glow from the lights before the lights were adhered. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock and Nuvo Glaze was added to the lights for some shine and dimensions to finish.

 

Playing at:
AAA Cards Challenge#101 Inspired by a Film (sentiment gave it away 😂 Deck the Halls)
ABC Christmas ChallengeU for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

 

 

 

Hope you will join us this week  To see more fabulous inspirations from my team, CLICK HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #351

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER CHRISTMAS

 

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 Monster Holiday 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.

Playing at:
Freshly Made Sketches  – #309 Sketch by Linda
Color Throwdown  – #465 Purple, Black, White
Tuesday ThrowdownTT365 Clean and Simple
Pixies Snippets Playground  – Weeks 303 and 304

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER BIRTHDAY

 

And here’s the card that was similar to Susan’s and as my teamie Anita puts it – great minds think alike. 😂   Stamped the monster image 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.

 

Heading over to:
Your Next StampColor Challenge #75
Cupcake InspirationsCIC427 Monsters
Send a Smile 4 KidsCelebration Cards 4 Kids
Addicted to Stamps and More#264 Clean and Simple
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS color twist Orange

 

 

 

And now it’s your turn.  You can find more inspirations from my team HERE.  I look forward to seeing your CAS monster cards.  Just remember to follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #350

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STENCILLED STARS

 

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.

 

This one’s heading over to:
Inkspirational#145 One Layer Card
Tuesday Throwdown#364 Stenciling
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS optional color twist Orange
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Variations Challenge with Shay
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Stenciled Challenge with Kate
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Rainbow Color Challenge with Lea

 

 

 

 

STAR GALAXY

 

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 Crystal Glaze 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.

 

Linking this one to:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC 184 Sketch
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday
Simon Says StampsWCMD 2017
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H.

 

 

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!