Saturday 1 August 2015

Berry Nice!

Good morning crafters

It's 8.00am on a Saturday which means it's time for a brand new challenge at Less is More.  This week we're back with a colour challenge and we would like you to use...

Berry Shades

Please remember to follow our guidelines and keep your creations clean and simple, remembering to leave some white space.

Here are my cards to hopefully give you some inspiration...

I die cut a panel from a diagonal stitched rectangle die then stamped the sketchy heart three times in different berry colours.  This was pigment ink so I then heat embossed the hearts using clear embossing powder.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam and the sentiment stamped beneath. Easy peasy!

Materials used:

  • Die: MFT Die-namics - In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Work of Art, Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cardinal, Raspberry, Grape
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear

Challenge entry:

I decided to do some Distress Ink blending for my second card...

I masked off a rectangular panel with post-it notes and blended the background in two colours of Distress Ink.  I then used the used the ghosting technique by spritzing through a stencil with water and then blotting, to create the subtle chicken wire pattern.  Once dry I stamped the fern and then stamped it again without re-inking to create the shadow.  I then removed the masks and stamped the sentiment.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves; Versa Color - Grape
  • Stamps: Inkylicious - Fern Leaves; SP & Company - Just a Note
  • Stencil: The Crafters Workshop - Mini Chicken Wire reversed

Challenge entry:

Simply Create Too - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes

And my third card...

On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the balloon in three different colours and then masked off one of them before stamping the strings.  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and heat embossed this with clear powder.  The white strip was matted on a strip of dark purple cardstock before adhering to the panel, and the panel was then adhered to the base on 3D foam strips.  I love this perfectly round balloon stamp and in these colours they really remind me of little cranberries and blueberries!

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy; Clearly Besotted - Make a Wish
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cardinal, Raspberry, Boysenberry and Grape
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear

I love these gorgeous juicy colours and would love for you to join us this week.  I think the gallery is going to look stunning!

Happy Saturday lovelies!


  1. Simply stunning and yes, you have inspired me! I love your style . The heart card is stunning it has so much texture from the embossing.

  2. 3 totally scrumptious makes Anita. The balloon really had me wanting to pick them off and eat them! I'm in awe at the detail of your stencilling on the middle one - I need to give that a whirl - looks AMAZING! You don't need to go buying those stamps of mine just move closer and we can share!!! ;-)

  3. Great cards Anita, especially drawn to the middle one with the fern. Very eye catching.

  4. Three lovely, stylish cards Anita. Sue.x

  5. Very pretty cards! I especially adore the second one because I love ferns! Great to see them in a color other than green!

  6. Stunning cards Anita! Loving those gorgeous berry shades! Have a lovely, restful Sunday! Hazel xx

  7. hello Anita! wow, your CAS designs are incredible..I adore the top card with the three still my fluttering heart...darlin! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. These are just gorgeous Anita, love that subtle chicken wire design and the balloons are fab in the berry shades x

  9. Love your fruity balloons, Anita! And another two cards are stunning!

  10. Those balloons really do remind me of summer berries !!

  11. Just realised that I hadn't popped over to see these beauties, but since my holidays, I seem to have been very much like the cow's tail... all behind!
    Fab cards Anita!
    Chrissie xx


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