Less is More #331

Hi everyone.  Today is not only the start of challenge #331 Neapolitan at Less is More, but it’s a new month and we have a new sponsor. This month’s sponsor is STAMPlorations and our guest this week is owner Shery Russ.


 

 

 

 

 

NEAPOLITAN CAKE

 

 

Growing up, my mom always bought Neapolitan ice-cream.  Maybe that’s why I haven’t eaten it since. 😂  The image was stamped with black Memento ink on a snippet of X-press It paper.  The bear was coloured with Copics (E51, E53, E55), then die cut out with the matching die. The cake was paper pieced using snippets of Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink (retired) and Early Espresso cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Early Espresso dye ink, VersaMark and clear glitter embossing powder on a 5.5″x3.75″ white snippet panel.  Pretty in Pink dye ink (also retired) was sponged on for the background. To incorporate more Neapolitan colours into the design, snippet strips of the same colour cardstock were adhered directly onto a white top folding card base.  The bear image was mounted with foam tape.  Clear shimmer on the cake layers and a few sparkly gumdrops were added to finish.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA Cards – Game #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash
Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday Goes optional Something Sweet
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 283 & 284 Use Snippets (cardstock)
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More#244 Clean and Simple

 

 

 

 

NEAPOLITAN TRIO

 

 

With a theme like Neapolitan, I couldn’t pass up making an ice-cream card for my next card. I wasn’t sure what to do until I saw sketch #224 at CAS(E) this Sketch.

 

The scoops were inked with Mocha, Antique Linen and Pretty in Pink (retired), while the cones were stamped with Sand Dunes and Rocky Shores ink.  They were die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The subtle background was created with Pretty in Pink ink and a Diagonal Grid stencil using a Clarity brush.  The sentiment was heat embossed on an Early Espresso cardstock strip.  Clear shimmer was added to the scoops and a few sparkling clear sequins finished the card.

 

 

 

 

Now over to you.  Remember to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. For more inspirations, be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great week!