Less is More #355 – Susan’s CASE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Splat

Hi there.  Busy long weekend and today I got back to crafting in My Crafting Closet to create a fun CAS card.

 

 

The splatter was inked with distress inks in rainbow colours, spritz with water, then stamped onto watercolor paper.  The butterfly was white heat embossed on vellum to minimize covering up the colourful splat.  It was die cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam adhesive.

 

 

The stripes was stamped on a white cardstock strip and adeed to the left-hand side.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.

 

 

For something different and fun, crystal clear sequins were used to create the butterfly trail.

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a fun day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch – CTS #222
CAS Mix Up – May 2017 Splattering (+ stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+
The Paper Players – PP345 Clean and Simple Butterflies
Crafty Friends – #58 Summer Colours

 

 

 

 

Horizontal Center Step Mantel

 

Hi there!  I want to wish all who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!  I’m just popping in to share a Horizontal Center Step fun fold Christmas card I created for all my nieces. I changed up the colours so they wouldn’t get the exact same card.

 

 

The white brick fireplace was created with texture paste and a brick wall stencil.  I  stamped the elves and stockings on scraps of white ultrasmooth cardstock with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching dies.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from scraps of white glitter paper.  WIthout a similar colour cardstock, I sponged Blueprint Sketch distress ink on a scrap of Bristol paper, then I die cut the shadow piece from it to back the glitter sentiment.

 

 

 

The mantel was created from more snippets of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I used this Horizontal Center Step PDF tutorial to cut and score the card base from Sahara Sand cardstock.  A bookshelf image stamp would have made the scene more complete; however, for a little added detail, I adhered strips of white cardstock to the sides of the fireplace instead.  And for even more sparkle and shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella to the stockings and elves’ clothing.  And here are the other colour versions

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Pixie’s Snippet Playground – Weeks 260 & 261 (used lots of cardstock snippets)
Come and Get It – Christmas
Simon Says Stamps – National Christmas Card Day
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice – A Christmas Carol vs. Frozen

 

 

 

Thank You Graffiti

Hello everyone. Today I have another WCMD card to share now that my friend has received it.  One of the challenges is to make a card for a crafty friend. My friend, Dorothy, immediately jumped to mind.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a blog and has not posted anything on her Instagram account.  But she is a talented crafter and more importantly, an awesome person with a heart of gold.  LIving in Canada, it can be extremely expensive to ship orders up here, especially with the weaker Canadian dollar.  Therefore, I will sometimes have my orders sent just across the border. Living right by the border, Dorothy helps me out and picks up for me. Sometimes she even has her husband pick up.  I am so grateful for her friendship and sent her this card to let her know.

 

Graffiti Thank You

 

This graffiti brick wall was inspired from THIS card by Debby Hughes.  Debby created her brick wall with a whole lot of rectangle die cuts.  Too much work.  Instead I “stamped” the brick background with the Brick Wall embossing folder.  I applied Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marnalade, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to the flat side of the embossing folder, then spritz it with water a maximum of three times to get a more grundgy look.  Next I pressed a piece of Wonky Stitched watercolor paper on top for about 10 seconds before lifting it off and setting it aside to dry. I used a paper towel to remove areas of excessive water.

 

 

 

While it was drying, I die cut the awesome sentiment from a scrap of white cardstock and coloured it with Copics in a gradient of red, orange and yellow.  I backed it onto the matching shadow piece die cut from a scrap of black cardstock.  I wanted more dimension, so I die cut another shadow piece from a scrap of black fun foam and sacked them.  I love word dies that come with the matching shadow.  The other sentiments were stamped and white heat embossed on scrap strips of black cardstock.  I wanted a little more red on the card, so I embossed the “thank you” part with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over the white embossing.  It’s a little darker than I wanted, but that was the only red embossing powder I had

 

Graffiti Thank You

 

As a finishing touch, I added some black splatters and then mounted the panel on a white top folding landscape card base.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following:

Winnie & Walter – WCMD Make a Card for a Friend
Winnie & Walter – WCMD Stretch Your Stamps
Kat Scrappiness – WCMD Card Challenge
SSS Work It Wednesday – Red, Orange, Yellow and Brown
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 249

 

 

 

 

 

First Father’s Day

Hi there,  Today I have a CAS one layer Father’s Day card that I made for a friend who will be celebrating his first Father’s Day with his 7-month old girl.  She also happens to be my goddaughter. 😊

 

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

 

I would normally use masculine images to make a masculine card, but since my friend is a dad to a little girl, I used an adorable girl image this time.  I did, however, stick to masculine colors to keep it masculine.  I stamped the girl and puppy on white cardstock with Memento black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them out with the matching dies.

 

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

 

I did some ink blending with distress inks over a grid stencil to create the background. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock.  I did some omitting of two sentiment stamps to get the greeting to say what I want.  DAD was die cut from white cardstock three times and stacked for dimension.  I then colored DAD with the same Copic marker colors used to color her dress.

 

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

 

The A2 panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and Happy Father’s Day was stamped in black on the inside to finish.

 

 

I am panticipating in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations June Theme and Sketch Challenge – I used both
613 Avenue Challenge #180 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Create Your Own Challenge (I chose A2-Father’s Day-stencils)
MarkerPop Challenge #97 – Father’s Day
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C340 – Make It Masculine