Less is More #377 – Pets

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Hi everyone!   It’s Saturday and there’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)!  Pets is the theme this fortnight.  Our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva, is our amazing guest this challenge.  We are also kicking off a new month with our fabulous sponsor – STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PET CHICKS

 

I went the unconventional route after remembering seeing videos of owners walking their chickens on leashes!  Uh… say whaaaaaaaat? 😂  Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

The chick image was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  The tag was die cut next from Bristol paper and black cardstock.  On the Bristol tag, blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool through a sunburst stencil.  Overlapped the colours for a good blend and also to get the spectrum of rainbow colours.

 

 

Stamped ‘hello’ directly on the tag in black and white heat embossed ‘birthday chick’ on a black strip.  Offset the tags for a shadow effect and added white Baker’s twine.  Mounted the tag with foam tape onto a Whisper White stitched rectangle panel.  Gotta have some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the background to finish.  In hindsight, I should have used a shimmer spray and spritz right after the ink blending. 😉

 

 

 

Are you ready to play along?  Head over to the LIM blog HERE to see more inspirations from our guest and my team.  Can’t wait to see your CAS pet creations!  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #120 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
CAS on Friday — #138 Tag It!
CASology — Week 309 Sunbeam
Watercooler Wednesday— #182 Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer TAGplorations Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge (Luggage Tags)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seize the Birthday – Stripes

 

Hi there.  I’m back today with my second guest designer card for Seize the Birthday and the optional topping this round is Stripes.

 

 

I chose to use the toppings again to create this colourful birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the dragon and cake piece with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock.  Coloured them with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Used my paper trimmer to cut a piece of mixed media paper down to A2 size.  Blended Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean) with a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours.  Spritz with water and lifted with a paper towel for some texture.

 

 

Next, die cut the Large Stripe cover plate from regular white cardstock then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.  Finished by adhering the elements onto a white top folding card base.

 

 

 

And that does it for me, but click HERE to see the beautiful birthday cards from the fabulous design team at Seize the Birthday.  Hope you will join us!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs  Mix It Up Challenge #45
Always Happy Birthday  July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Inkspirational  #165 Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More  #301 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Use a Die/Punch

 

 

 

 

 

A Couple of CASE Cards

Hello again!  It’s nice to have a bit more energy the last few days to craft.  This is why it’s my third day in a row that I’m posting!  Today I have two cards to share.   STAMPlorations is celebrating 5 years this month and their challenge is to CASE their STAMPgirls.  There are so many inspiring projects by the talented STAMPgirls.  I just chose what jumped out at me and what I have in my supplies. 😉  These cards were super easy and quick.

 

 

RAINBOW

 

 

First up is this rainbow card from Lisa.  I love rainbows and was wanting to play in the Papercraft #14 Rainbow Challenge anyeway, so this is what resulted.

 

 

On a stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the gifts with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment, then adhered the panel to a white landscape top folding card base.  Added a few clear sequins to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASCULINE

 

 

Next up is this masculine card from Linda.  I’ve had a couple of NBUS stamp sets from Jane’s Doodles that screamed to be inked up.  And here’s my card.

 

 

On Neenah cardstock and with Memento black ink again, stamped the stack of books, masked it then stamped the cup.  Coloured with Copics and then added some brown splatters.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment and clear heat embossed the steam.  Die cut out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it with foam tape for dimension to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

 

Two easy-peasy cards.  Thank you for your time.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday CASE the STAMPgirls
Papercraft#14 Rainbow
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Blooms

Hi there!  Just poppin’ in quickly to share a simple birthday card.  I just got the matching die for my Watching the World Bloom stamp set today and wanted to put it to use right away.  It is a dream not to have to fussy cut the wreath out like I did last time. 😉

 

 

Started by stamping the wreath with Memento black ink onto a scrap of Neenah cardstock and coloured it in rainbow colours with Copics.  Die cut it out with my new die then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip.

 

 

Next embossed the background with a wood embossing folder from Whisper White cardstock.  Adhered the wood piece flat to a white top folding card base.  Mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape, then added clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: to
Memory Box#38 Color Challenge Rainbow
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes
Always Happy BirthdayJune Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Reminder – Snowman

Hi everyone.  Just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to enter your CAS Snowman Christmas card into our May challenge at CAS Christmas.

 

 

So I didn’t think I had any snowman dies, but while going through my supplies for another project, I came across this Winter Scene Border die.  Since I love rainbow colors any time of the year, I created this soft simple rainbow colour Christmas card.

 

 

First, two rectangle stick frames were die cut from a scrap of mix media paper.  Watercolor block stamping was used to create the background by scribbling Zig markers in rainbow colours on an acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping onto one of the rectangles.  It was set aside to dry.  The other rectangle was die cut with the snowman border die.

 

 

Initially, I was going to stack the two white stick frames, but then decided to add some sparkle and die cut a frame from a scrap of silver foil sheets.  The sentiment was silver heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle panel.  The elements were assembled on the panel before it was mounted onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the rainbow background finished off the card.

 

 

Hope to see your CAS snowman card in our gallery.  For more inspirations from our talented guest Barb and my team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
CAS WatercolourMay Challenge Rainbow
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Challenge Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple