Hello there. We are back with our first challenge of 2018 at Less is More (LIM). How fabulous was that extra week in our last challenge? Hope you liked it because going forward, our challenges will run every two weeks / fortnight! The challenge rotation remains the same. So kicking off the year is our colour challenge and the colour is Purples. We welcome our talented November winner, Wei of Handmade Card by Wei, as our guest designer. We also welcome a brand new sponsor this month — Skulls and Cross Buns.
Yes, more Christmas cards because living in Canada, orders from the US take a while to arrive, leaving no time to use the products in time for Christmas. 😉 So in keeping with my resolution to use NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff), I made a Christmas card to add to this year’s stash. Stamped the bear on a scrap of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.
Die cut happy from white cardstock three times to stack for dimension. Ombré coloured one using a mini blending tool and Wilted Violet DOx ink. Covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. It’s very sparkly IRL. Stamped holidays with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a white strip.
Blended Wilted Violet DOx onto a white stitched panel for the background. Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base before assembling. A few clear sparkly sequibs finished off the card.
For more inspirations from my team and our guest Wei, click HERE. Hope you will join us. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week!
Hi there. I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.
All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock. Stamped the bird, then masked. Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one. With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.
Removed masks and coloured with Copics. Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen. Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.
Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.
Hi everyone. I can’t believe it’s December 1st already! The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.
Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper. Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.
Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock. Die cut Noel twice from white scraps. Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.
Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash. Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste. Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.
I wanted to make a Christmas card, but I didn’t have any Christmas silhouette stamps — or so I thought… it seems I have forgotten what I‘ve purchased. 😂 And here’s my card.
A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Mixed Media paper. A reverse circle mask was created by diecutting from copy paper. Temporary adhesive was used to hold the mask in place, then the bird was stamped with VersaMark and white heat embossed.
Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were ink blended for an Ombré sky. Wiped off excess ink with a tissue, then spritz with water. Dabbed with a paper towel to get a snowy effect. Quickly dried with the heat tool before stamping the pine branches from the set with Archival black ink. Removed mask to reveal the mini scene.
Die cut peace from silver glitterpaper and from black cardstock to offset them. Added some subtle snowflakes with a white gel pen. Mounted the panel with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base to finish.
Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the talented JUGS design team HERE for more inspirations. Hope you will play along with us. Love to see what you come up with. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.