Today marks the first challenge of 2017 at Less is More. And as always on the first Saturday of the month it's the turn of our Colour challenge. And this week we would like to see...
(Any colour in an ombre effect)
And we have a great new sponsor for the month of January, Happy Little Stampers, and the gorgeous Kylie is our Guest Designer joining us this week. I'm sure she would love a visit from you so please do if you have the time.
And now that I'm not frantically trying to finish Christmas cards I managed three cards to share with you this week!
So let's get to it, with my favourite one first...
I started by masking the edges with large Post-it notes to leave the central rectangle. I heat embossed the 'balloon strings' stamp with clear embossing powder and used the emboss resist technique to blend the coral colour in an ombre effect before removing the masks. On a scrap of cardstock I blended more ink before die cutting the hugs with the ombre in reverse, and die cut two more for thickness before adhering to the card.
- Stamp: MFT - Balloon Strings background stamp
- Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss
- Die: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Hugs
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - New Something (first use of my MFT Balloon Strings stamp!)
For my next card I used the same stamp in different sizes and ink colours to create the gradient...
Simply stamped directly on the card base. I started with the largest stamp in the orange, then filled in with the medium size stamp in the pale orange bringing it further down the card, and finished with the smaller stamp in yellow. The sentiment was also stamped directly onto the card base.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sunburst
- Ink: Versa Color - Orange, Marigold, Canary; Versafine - Onyx Black
And a more masculine style for my third card...
I used the MISTI to position the 'happy' which was stamped in three shades of blue. The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock popped up on 3D foam. I then accented with three sequins, also in an ombre effect.
- Stamps: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy
- Ink: Versa Color - Baby Blue, Atlantic, Neptune; VersaMark
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Accents: sequins from stash
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I can just imagine how gorgeous our gallery will look this week with lots of lovely ombre designs so why not join in with your CAS creations.
And if I don't see you before, I'll be back on Monday with the next Muse challenge.
Take care x