Saturday, 31 December 2016

Less is More Week #309

Hi there

Today marks the last Less is More challenge of 2016 and we're here with a Recipe challenge.  Today we would like to see you...


Use Dimension


Today, we also have a Guest Designer joining us, our November winner, Sandie of London Days.  If you have time please pop by Sandie's blog, I'm sure she would really appreciate a visit from you.


So, on to my card, and I've saved my final Christmas card of 2016 for today as I thought it fitted this challenge really well.  This is the card I made for my bestie this year...



I started with a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and stencilled the first parts of the two-step tree stencils in various green Distress Inks.  I then used the second part of the tree stencils to spread over some embossing paste to create the snowy layers.  While still wet I sprinkled over some fine glitter.  The photo below shows the glitter much better although in real life this is more silvery in colour, for some reason it looks a little more gold in these pics.


From a panel the same width I die cut a curve to create the snow bank for the trees to sit behind and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I then stamped the rest of the sentiment on the main panel and finished off with a glossy pink star.

Both panels were popped up on 3D foam to add dimension, and I think the embossing paste as well as one tree appearing to be behind the other also gives a dimensional effect.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Mini Stencils Set 21
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Pine Needles, Forest Moss; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Paste: Ranger Texture Paste - Opaque Matte
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Christmas Sparkle, The Best
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Snow Drifts
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost - Frosty Dawn; Papermania - Sparkly Stars Assorted Brights

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - December Challenge - Theme and Sketch
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #184 - Anything Christmas Goes




Thanks so much for popping by today and now that the festivities are over I hope you may find some crafty time to play along this week.

And, however you are celebrating tonight to bring in 2017, I wish you a fantastic night.  So all that's left to say is...




15 comments:

  1. What a super card! I absolutely love how you put a big sentiment on the raised 'snow bank' which looks great. The glittered snow on the trees is really pretty too! Gorgeous <3 Happy New Year Anita! x

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  2. Fab card, brilliant layout Anita!
    Val x

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  3. I love the snowy hill and the gorgeous glittery texture on the stencilled trees, Anita! Another fabulous and elegant design to finish off our Less Is More designs for 2016. Wishing you a wonderful new year xx

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  4. What a great way to add dimension. I love the way you used the dimension by adding the paste. Thank you for including me in your post, means a lot and I am honoured to join you. Have a great New Year

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  5. Fabulous card! Love the design. I must check out this stencil.

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  6. Oh goodness...the shimmer on the trees is amazing. Beautiful card!

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  7. Last Christmas card of the year and it is a beauty! Terrific way to end the year. Hope you have a wonderful 2017!

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  8. Great card Anita, love the stenciled overlay, looks so effective.
    So pleased you jpined us over at STAMPlorations this month. :)

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  9. Very nice texture on the trees! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations's THEME and SKETCH challenge:)

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  10. Simply stunning and dimensional in loads of ways here Neets - too clever and spectacular for words. Love everything about it although wondering why this wasn't sent my way for Christmas HeeHee!!!!!!!!!
    A very happy new year 'Bestie' - hugs xx

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  11. Brilliant! Stunning! Amazing! What a piece of art you have given us here Anita. Absolutely adore those trees and adding the snowy layers is a fab way of getting dimension onto your card. What a gorgeous stencil. Here's wishing you and yours a fantastic 2017 xx

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  12. Awesome card, love the effect on the trees and great take on the sketch, Cathy x

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  13. Anita, those trees look fabulous! I love how you've popped that snow bank up off the card, too!

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  14. OMG!!! This card is amazing!!! Loved the texture! Thank you much for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

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  15. Aaahhh...your trees are so beautiful and glittery. I love your snowbank for your sentiment too. TFS Anita. Hugs...

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