Less is More #328

Hi everyone.  It’s Saturday, which means a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  Challenge #328 this week, is one layer cards (OLC) with spots and stripes.  Once again, our sponsor this month is Uniko.  Our guest designer is March winner, Sue Blamey.

1. GRADUATION

First, thick Whisper White cardstock was cut and scored to create a top folding card base.  Intense Black ink was used to stamp the graduation cap, halftone explosion and the wow.  The cordinating die was used to die cut the cap mask, while the wow mask was created in the usual way of stamping and fussy cutting.  So the cap was stamped first then masked.  Next the wow was stamped then masked before the halftone explosion was stamped last.  The cap was coloured with coloured pencils and the stripes were drawn in using a t-ruler and Smoky Slate marker. The sentiment was stamped with Persian Blue ink.  For dimension, Glossy Accents was added to the wow.  A few black sequins finished off the card.

I am entering this card in Casology challenge 248 Commencement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. MONSTER SURPRISE

For my next card, white no-bleed through Copic-friendly cardstock (since it’s a OLC) was cut and scored to once again create a top-folding card base.  The stripesimage and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink.  The image and the bottom area were then masked and Wilted Violet distress ink was sponged for the background.  The image was then coloured with Copics in rainbow colours.  To finish, clear shimmer was added to the bow and googlie eyes to the monster.

I am entering this birthday card in the following challenges:

MarkerPop –  #120 Rainbow Fun
Crafty Friends#57 Cute
Addicted to Stamps and More#241 Anything Goes
Modsquad – Let’s Color

 

 

 

For more inspirations from my teamies, head over to the LIM blog. Hope you will join us this week.  Remember to make it one layer and to keep it CAS with plenty of white/untouched space.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

 

 

 

Tropical Cheers

Hi everyone.  As some of you know, I’ve been slowly working on my lengthy NBUS list as part of my crafty resolutions.  So imagine my excitement when I found out that Darnell is running her 8th NBUS Challenge this week to celebrate her 5-year blog anniversary.  In fact, she is running three back-to-back NBUS challenges.  As I was deciding which NBUS item to use, I came across a NBUS pack of Gina K Designs 120 lb. Pure Luxury White cardstock that I had purchased well over 8 years ago!  I would link to it, but it looks like it’s no longer available.  I remember buying it because supposedly, there is no bleed through when using with alcohol markers.  I didn’t own any Copics back then to test that out.  Anyway, now that I found it and have Copic markers, I wanted to do the ultimate test and create a one layer card.  And it just so happens Less is More challenge this week is one layer cards with theme favourite drink/beverage.  And luck wouldI have it, I have a NBUS stamp set that fits this theme!  So here’s my one layer card.

My first tropical drink was a virgin Pina Colada (was underage), and to this day it’s a favourite still.  I stamped, masked and coloured the images as I usually would with Copics and am pleasantly shocked to report that there was no bleed through! I guess I’ll have to hoard my stock and use it sparingly. 😏

I blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a DIY sunburst stencil for the background. I used a black Copic multiliner and a Stitched Rectangle die to trace a border. A few NBUS Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.

Because this is a heavy weight cardstock, it makes a nice sturdy one layer card.

 

Update: it was brought to my attention (thank you CC) that Gina K Designs does carry 120 lb. white cardstock.  However, I’m not sure if this current product is Copic/alcohol marker friendly and will not bleed through

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:

Darnell’s NBUS – #8 Use NBUS Optional Color on Kraft with Pencils
Less is More – #311 One Layer Favourite Drink/Beverage
Happy Little Stampers – January CAS Stencil