Hello there! A new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM) and for this fortnight, it’s our one layer card (OLC) challenge with a Thinking of You theme. Once again our wonderful sponsor this month is Winnie and Walter who is generously offering this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store.
I rarely ever make thinking of you cards, but this challenge gave me a great chance to practice my pencil colouring and usethis cutie again. To begin, stamped the bunny with Intense Black ink on a Certainly Celery (retired) card base. Coloured him with a white Prismacolor pencil and added shading with pink and grey Polychromos pencils. Used a black Polychromos pencil and a t-ruler to create and colour a black sentiment strip. White heat embossed the sentiment from the same set, then framed him by embossing with a couple of rectangle dies to finish.
That’s it for me, but be sure to pop over to the LIM blog post HERE to see all the fabulous OLCs my team has created to inspire you. Hope you will play along. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
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.
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.
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 CrystalGlaze 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.
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!
When it comes to one layer cards, I like to give it dimension by masking and shading. However, by using a layering stamp set this time, dimension was automatically achieved simply by stamping the layers. Here the popsicle was stamped with Altenew Green Fields ink set on a top folded white A2 cardbase. The rectangle was traced with a black Copic multiliner and a rounded rectangle die. The sentiment (Father’s Day was from a retired set) was black heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder. To make the sentiment stand out where it overlaps with the popsicle, it was outlined with a white gel pen. Normally I would not use glitter on masculine cards, but clearshimmer on the popsicle works to give it an icy look. A few clear droplets were added to finish.
The elephant and baby boy part of the sentiment were stamped with London Fog Memento ink on a side folded white cardbase. The elephant was coloured with Copics, then masked and Arctic ink was blended for the background. The Sweet part of the sentiment and the stripe border were stamped with Caribbean Sky ink. To finish, Glossy Accents was added to Sweet for some shine and dimension.