Less is More #375 – Olive and Tangerine

Hello there!  Hope you were able to clear out some of your bits box in our last challenge.  We are back with a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  It’s a colour challenge and the colours are Olive and Tangerine.  Our May winner, Lynne of Cards from Lynne’s Loft, is our wonderful guest.  We welcome back Seven Hills Crafts as our sponsotpr this month.  Be sure to participate in all challenges this month to be in the running for a prize from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER LILIES

 

I will admit this colour combo was challenging for me.  I finally settled on colouring these lilies as Tiger Lilies for my card.  Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, masking in between.  Coloured with green and orange Copic markers.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For a bit of interest, framed it by die cutting it with a stitched rectangle.  Die cut four more rectangles from black scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Finished with clear shimmer on the flowers.

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps — #299 CAS
Always Happy Birthday — July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Watercooler Wednesday — #177 Charlotte’s Feminine Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge — H is for Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks — #410 Birthday

 

 

 

That’s it from me.  Be sure to head over to the LIM blog post HERE to find more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my teammies.  Thank you for dropping in.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Retirement

Hello there!  I’m back with a rare type of card to share today.  Late last night my husband asked if I had a retirement card… he needed one for a colleagues who retired today!  Nothing like getting plenty of advance notice! 😂   So I woke up this morning to get started, but I could not for the life of me remember which set had the ‘happy retirement’ sentiment.  I found a slightly different retirement sentiment and ended with this.

 

 

Started by stamping the cocktail with Memento black ink on X-press It paper.  Masked it and the bottom part, then blended Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin DOx inks with a mini blending tool.  Removed masks and coloured in the image with Copics.  Die cut ‘enjoy’ once from a scrap of X-press It paper and four more times from a scrap of regular thick white cardstock.  Ombré coloured the X-press It diecut with red Copic markers, then stacked all five pieces for dimension.

 

 

In my haste to get this done within the timeframe, I smeared ink on the panel.  No time to start over, so I die cut a frame from X-press It paper with an A2 size stitched rectangle die (retired) and a duo sided stitched rectangle die.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and popped the frame up with foam tape to give it dimension.  Heat embossed ‘your retirement with white embossing powder on a black strip.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the umbrella and ‘enjoy’ diecut, Crystal Glaze to the glass and a few round clear drops.

 

 

My husband said his colleague loved it. 😊   Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
SSS Flickr #100 Anything Goes
Time Out#112 Warm   (warm colours, keeping hydrated when it’s warm out)
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #373 – Friendship

Happy Saturday everyone!  Ready for our next challenge at Less is More (LIM)?  Our theme this fortnight is Friendship!  Easy, right?… and the possibilities are endless.  Bev, the owner and designer for Uniko, is joining us as both our guest and sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLESSED FRIENDSHIP

 

 

Yellow is associated with friendship, so I thought sunflowers would fit the bill. 😉  To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the sunflower cluster with Memento black ink, and masking each image.  Next blended Mowed Lawn distress ink in the corner with a mini blending tool.  For subtle shading around the flowers, used a Clarity brush.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and adhered the white embossed black sentiment strip.  Added clear shimmer and glossy accents to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inspired By  — Summer on the Porch
Always Fun — 61 Summer Fun
SSS MondayAll Things Bright and Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMOUFLAGE FRIEND

 

 

I didn’t intend on another floral card, but after enjoying the colouring process on this card, I wanted to do it again and get more pencil coloring practice in.  So just like that other card, stamped the image on Toned Tan paper with VersaMark ink, coloured with Polychromos and Chameleon pencils, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Die cut ‘Friend’ from the image and popped it up on black fun foam for the dimensional camouflage die cut technique.  White heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ on a black strip.  Finished with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins.

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards  — Game #116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Flower Challenge — #21 Use a Previous Challenge    (chose #14 CAS)
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC173 Tenia’s Feminine Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday — June Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Beachy Birthday

 

 

That’s it for me and now over to you!  To see the beautiful creations Bev and my team have made to inspire you to play along, please click HERE.  Can’t wait to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day

Hello there.  And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and step-fathers out there.  To celebrate today, I am sharing a funny CAS Father’s Day card.  The idea for my card actually came from a Mother’s Day stamp set with “Thanks to you I turned out awesome” sentiment. 😂 Too funny.

 

 

The panda image and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on a white A2 rectangle.

 

 

 

Bluprint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool were used to Ombré colour the dad diecut sentiment and to shade the background.

 

 

Glossy Accents was added to dad for a bit of dimension and as a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
Tuesday Throwdown#347 For the Men
Come and Get ItFather’s Day
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Send a Smile 4 KidsFor the Boys