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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFT Card Design Contest

 

Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.

 

 

An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.

 

 

With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.

 

 

The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

MFT SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3

 

 

 

 

Best Buds Birthday

Hello there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card I created for my friend Christine.  I was going to give her one of the birthday cards in my stash, but I really wanted to use my NBUS Best Buds stamp set.  She only received it today, so I couldn’t post until now

 

 

All images were stamped with Memento black ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle panel.  The wavy streamer and sentiment were stamped first then masked.  Next the floral image was stamped and masked.  Then the bottom of the panel was masked before Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush for the background.

 

 

The images were coloured with Copics and the panel was mounted with foam tape to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.

 

 

Heading to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesJuly/August 2017 Anything Goes
CASologyWeek 263 Bud
AAA Cards Game #97 Masking
Addicted to CAS#118 Friends (birthday card for a friend)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower
Uniko#42 Flowers
The Cat’s Pajamas#338 How Does Your Garden Grow

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Little Stampers

Just Hanging

Hi again.  I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for  CAS(E) this Sketch #226.  I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂  Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉  Here’s the sketch.

And here’s my card.

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branch was stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.

Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area.  It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.

I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead.  A few clear sequins finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!  And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  No Mother’s Day card and no winner to announce for my giveaway last week since no one entered. 😜   So today, I have another birthday card to share.

Black Memento ink was used to stamp all images so they can be coloured with Copics.  Five of the six birds were stamped on X-press It paper then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The rest of the scene was created using the masking technique on a white Stitched Rectangle piece of Copic friendly cardstock.  The string holding the birdhouse was drawn with a ruler and Copic multi-liner.

The cloud background was created with a DIY cloud border stencil, mini blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink.  Tweet was stamped twice for a shadow effect, while birthday wishes was stamped as normal.

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC173 Pick 6 Birthday Card (6 birds)
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#287 Sketch by Jen
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional toppings Creatures or Animals
Addicted to Stamps and More#241 Anything Goes