Saturday, 10 December 2016

Less is More Week #306

Good morning

At Less is More this week can you believe it's time for another One Layer challenge?!  And we have an interesting one for your one layers this week...


I should have been using this as an opportunity to make more Christmas cards as I'm still way behind with the amount that I need, but no, I went with a Thank You and an Anniversary!  I'm so helpful to myself, lol!

Anyhow, here goes with card number one where I used an outline style font...

I used some watercolour cardstock as my card base here and watercoloured a central area with three colours of Distress Ink.  Once completely dry and prepped with my anti-static powder tool I stamped the Thanks in VersaMark and heat embossed in white.  That was it for this one.  The card is a little warped from the water and the heat embossing so I'll need to place it under something heavy for a while longer.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch; VersaMark
  • Stamp: Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments #6
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entry

CASology - Challenge #227 - Space

And now for my second card which has a few outlines..

I started by embossing my card base using a stitched heart die.  I then stamped the pebble couple before masking and then stamping the bench.  Next I chose a 'happy' in a shadow outline font which I stamped in red to match the enamel heart I added above, and then finished off the rest of the sentiment in black.  So I have the outline image, the heart outline and the outlined 'happy'.

Materials used:
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Heart Stax
  • Stamps: Inkwell Stamps - Pebbles Allsorts; Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy; Clearly Besotted - Happy Everything (anniversary sentiment)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Camelia
  • Accents: Enamel heart from stash

Challenge entry:

Penny Black & More - December Challenge - Black and White Plus One

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My teamies and I would love for you to join in and play along this week.  They have also created some wonderful cards this week so please do take a minute to visit their personal blogs if you can, in between the madness of the Christmas preparations!

Hope to see you again soon :)


  1. Two very different and clever designs, Anita! I love the watercolour wash over the outline sentiment from Uniko - why didn't I think to use that?! Your anniversary card is CAS and quirky. The embossed heart frames the couple perfectly. I hope you are having a great weekend x

  2. Two beautiful CAS cards. Love them both! Thank you so much for sharing your black and white plus one card with us this month at Penny Black and More, hope you come join us again soon!!

  3. Love the technique for the word. Both are beautiful cards. I'll be playing this week. I think I have some un-loved stamps that fit the challenge.

  4. 2 spectacular ideas Anita, swooning over the watercolour choices - that's so classy and yummy and a brilliant use of that Uniko sentiment! Now those pebble people are going to have to go straight on my never ending wish list! Just perfect and beautifully framed with the heart embossing. Enjoy you weekend and hope you catch up on cards soon!

  5. Both of these cards are so pretty. I'm especially impressed by your beautiful watercolor!

  6. I love both cards! The first one is so pretty with the watercoloured background which really makes the outline sentiment pop. I can't believe how many outlines you've squeezed into the second card, yet still keeping it CAS and totally gorgeous! Lovely :)

  7. Two wonderful cards, love the font of the stamped Thanks and the wash of colour looks stunning. Second card very cute and well done.

  8. fabulous card anita... love the pretty watercolour and the embossing on the second one
    i need to get more inventive

    jen xxx

  9. Two beauties, Anita, but I especially love your watercolor wash on the first one. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. A very stylish design Anita and the colours perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More December challenge.

    B x

  11. What great cards! I really like the open space in the THANKS sentiment, and the watercolors are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  12. Inspired cards but no help to your Christmas stash. x

  13. A fun Anniversary card. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  14. Both really lovely creations xx

  15. Brilliant take on the challenge Anita, super cards here ;) Viv xx


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