Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sketchy Time at Less is More

Hi guys

It's time for new challenge at Less is More and today we have a sketch for you.  It's super simple but can be interpreted in so many ways.  Here it is...

As always, please remember to keep your creations clean and simple.

I have two cards for you today using the sketch as my starting point.  Here's my first...

I cut a white panel of cardstock at an angle before embossing with a stripe embossing folder.  I adhered this to the card base and also adhered a thin strip of grey cardstock along the top edge.  I stamped the flowers and punched them out with the co-ordinating punch before adhering them along the grey strip with glue dots.  The sentiment was embossed in white onto some grey cardstock before cutting down and popping up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Embossing Folder: Darice - Stripe
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Petite Petals (and co-ordinating punch); Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental
  • Ink: Versa Color - Magenta, Marigold; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

Crafty Catz - Challenge #289 - Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #323 - Flowers
Colour Me...! - Challenge #85

My second card was made for a friend who is turning 40, we all like to think we are still 29, right? :)

I covered the card base with some patterned paper.  I then cut a panel of white cardstock at an angle and stamped the sentiment in black.  I die cut the panel using a flower die and a dash line die along the top edge and then adhered this flat to the card base and added a white Doodlebug Sprinkle to the centre of the flower.

Materials used:

  • Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Enchanted
  • Stamp: Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Flower Arrangement; Paper Smooches - Dots and Dashes
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - White Lily

Challenge entries:

CASology - Week 160 - Number

Please pop by my teamies' blogs linked up over at Less is More and give them some love, and we would love to see you in our gallery this week.  

I'm not sure I'll have anything more to share with you for a few days as I'm trying to have a bit of craft stash organisation time.  It's a work in progress but it's driving me bonkers not being able to find what I need easily so it will be worth spending some time on it.

Take care and have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to.


  1. Stunning and gorgeous as ever Anita! Love them both but the embossed panel on the first one grabbed my attention and the pretty little flowers add so much interest and dimension. Have a great week and good luck with the stash organising ... If I lived nearer I'd be down to give you a hand and take some off your hands perhaps!!! Lol! X

  2. Great cards, Anita - both so crisp and pretty! Love the embossed stripes on the first and the negative die cut on the second - such lovely touches :)

  3. Brilliant to have the dp peeking through your solid panel! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. Both cards are gorgeous Anita. I love the embossed bottom panel on the first one and the delicate flowers, lovely.
    Hugs Veerle

  5. Two beautifully CAS cards ...... I love the stripey paper, so clean and crisp! xx

  6. Beautiful! I love the second one. I have the same sentiment stamp. But I didn't know what exactly the "29 again?" means and couldn't use it. Now I understand what it means :), thanks, Anita!

  7. Hey Anita! This card is perfect for my Aunt!! She says that she is 29 every year!! I told her she can't be 29 if I'm about to be 40. She laughed and said her age can't be that high. I laugh all the time. Great card and colors!!Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  8. Two stunning CAS cards. Love them both! Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  9. Both cards are great, but I love those pretty little blooms, against the embossed background, in the first one. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

  10. That little cheeky flower just stole my heart Anita! Awesome touch!
    How I would love to be 29 again... sigh
    Thanks for joining Casology!

  11. What a fun sketch :) Love your wee blossoms! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! Would love to see you again soon :)

  12. Fab card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our Flowers challenge.
    Aunty Sue DT

  13. Two wonderful cards Anita! Love them both..but the second one really grabs my eye!

  14. I love both of your cards Anita! So fabulously CAS.

  15. Really cute cards Anita,love the colours and the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey GDT

  16. Beautiful cards here Anita, you are sooo clever ;) Viv xx


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