Less is More #338

Hello there! Hope you enjoyed our special 2-week collaboration challenge with AAA Cards. Today we are back to our weekly challenges at Less is More. For challenge #338, it’s Anything But Stamps.  No stamps allowed.  Our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.  On a side note, they are having a huge giveaway until the end of the month.  It’s worth checking out

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIE CUTS

 

This was super easy to make. On an A2 size smooth Bristol paper, various blue distress inks were blended in the masked area, then spritz with water for texture. The snowflakes and sentiment were die cut twice from the same Bristol paper and stacked for dimension. Added a vellum strip then mounted the panel on a white top folding card base. Coloured a few rhinestones with B29 Copic marker and added them to the snowflakes to finish.

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC178 Christmas in July
The Cat’s Pajamas – #337 Christmas in July
STAMPlorationsCAS Summer Vacation
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations

 

 

 

 

 

 

STENCIL & DIE CUTS

 

My second card was just as easy to make.  This time distress inks were blended through a butterfly stencil in rainbow colours on a Wonky Stitched watercolour panel.  It was spritz with water again for texture.  The hello sentiment was die cut four times from black cardstock and stacked.  Clear shimmer was added to it to finish.

 

Linking this one over at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #251 Anything Goes.

 

 

Hope you will join us this week.  Be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy crafting with no stamps and have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #336 and #337

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More.  No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter!  Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY FLORAL

 

I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.  The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool.  The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks.  The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish.  I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS on Fridays#111 Flowers
Happy Little StampersJuly 2017 CAS Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRAFT WHITEWASH 

 

On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique.  On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed.  A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink.  Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly.  Zig markers were then used to colour the image.  The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.  Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.

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I am linking this one to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry
Addicted to Stamps and More#249 CAS

 

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize.  Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #335

Hi everyone.  Big day today!  It’s not only the first Saturday of a new month, but here in Canada, it’s our 150th birthday!  So I couldn’t believe how appropriate our challenge #335 Country Flag Colours is this week at Less is More.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the Canadian flag.

 

 

RED AND WHITE CHRISTMAS

 

 

The idea for this card came to me as I rummaged through my bag of white scraps. There were so many circle diecuts (or it could have been from punches) and after making my first Christmas card this past week, I thought I would keep it going. 😉  The snowflakes were white heat embossed on two of the circles while the third was red heat embossed.  On the white snowflake circles, Real Red ink was blended with a mini blending tool.  All three were spritz with a DIY shimmer spray for a shiny look. The hook, drawn strings (used VersaMarker and t-ruler) and sentiment were heat embossed on a white scallop rectangle that I also found in my scrap stash.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#248 Holiday
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED AND WHITE BIRTHDAY

 

 

I finally got to use my NBUS Big You die after almost having it for a year. 😂  The you was die cut three times from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  One of them was Ombré coloured with a mini blending tool and Real Red ink.  And I love glitter, so clear shimmer was added to it.  On a scrap of white cardstock, embossing paste was spread over a Halftone stencil and once dried, a balloon was die cut from it.  I was just going to die cut a plain balloon, but I wanted more dimension especially with so much white. The sentiment was white heat embossed on vellum and the string was die cut from white cardstock.  All elements were then adhered to an A2 piece of Bristol paper.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame#93 Words Take Center Stage
SSS Flickr#74 Stunning Stenciling
SSS MondayStencil It

 

 

 

 

That’s all for me this week.  Be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations.  Hope you can play along this week.  I’d love to see your country’s flag and what you create with their colours.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!  Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #334

Hello there.  It’s a new challenge today at Less is More.  This week we have a sketch for you.  Thank you once again to STAMPlorations for being our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

JUST A NOTE

 

I started with a scrap piece of white cardstock about the width of the card base and black heat embossed the butterfly on the right-hand side.  It was then die cut out and coloured in blue.  The leftover piece was coloured in the remaining rainbow colours with distress inks and a mini blending tool before being die cut out with a music notes die.  I wanted the colourful music note to really pop, so I adhered everything on a black A2 panel.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and clear shimmer was added to the butterfly for some sparkle to finish.

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Power & SparkJune 2017 Bug Me 
Mod SquadColorful Creations

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY

 

I was going to have only one card this week, but a couple of challenges had me thinking yesterday. 😉  Plus, I still had my Out to Sea die sitting on my desk from making my previous card.  The waves background was created by spreading embossing paste over a Wave stencil on a white scrap approximately 3″x 4.25″.  The paste was mixed with Salty Ocean distress ink to get the blue colour.  While the paste was still wet, Dazzling Diamond glitter was sprinkled over top.  Once it dried, the piece was cut with scissors in the shape of the sketch.  The sailboat was die cut 4x from white scraps, including a polka dot piece, to be stacked for dimension.  I’m really loving dimensional die cutting these days.  And finally, the sentiment was black heat embossed.  The glittery waves is so pretty IRL, so no embellishments.

 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
CAS Mix UpJune 2017 Embossing Paste/Gel (stamping+diecutting+heat embossing+glitter)
SSS Flickr#74 Stunning Stenciling
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday

 

 

That’s it for me this week, but be sure to check ou my teamies’ personal blog.  They may have made some extra cards to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this week.  As always, remember to keep your card CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #333

Hi everyone.  Let’s get personal. 😂   No seriously.  This is what this week’s challenge is all about at Less is More.  Challenge #333 is Personalise It.  We have last month’s winner, Lucie from LucieG Cards, joining us as our guest designer.  Our lovely sponsor this month once again is STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPHABET DIES

 

My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday.  What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set.  The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle.  They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background.  The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip.  And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
SSS Fickr#73 Birthday Bash
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional topping One Layer
Addicted to Stamps and More#246 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDWRITTEN

 

My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st.  I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him.  I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal.  So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion.  No embellishments.

 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-usl Fridays –  CFC176 Color Challenge
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CAS with optional color twist Masculine Colors
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day

 

 

Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us.  Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great week.