Saturday, 29 July 2017

Less is More Week #339

Good morning, crafters

Saturday morning means it's time for a new challenge to launch over at Less is More and as there are five Saturdays in this month we have a Lucky Dip challenge for you.

But first I have some sad news.  Our lovely Sarah G is stepping down from the Design Team.  Sarah has a busy working life, so with the added pressure of design team commitments, both have become difficult to accomplish.  We're all going to miss you on the team, Sarah.  Please do pop over and wish her well :)

So, onto the challenge, here are the details...

We'd like to see paper piercing, brads, eyelets, sewing, etc.

I have two cards to share with you and for my first I am revisiting one of my designs which was ShowCASed at this very challenge back in February 2014 as well as achieving a win at Addicted to Stamps and More!  This is pretty much a blatant copy of this card, I've just changed up the colours and the sentiment...

I covered the card base with some green striped paper and cut a panel slightly smaller than the card base.  The image was stamped in black and the sentiment in pink and black.  I then affixed eyelets to take the place of some of the rings of the design.  The panel was then adhered flat to the base.

Materials used:
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Bokeh in the Snow
  • Stamps: Marion Emberson - On Your Special Day; Altenew - Celebrate
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Opera Pink
  • Eyelets from stash

Challenge entries:

The Color Throwdown - Challenge #453
House of Cards - July Challenge - Stripes and/or colours
Just Us Girls - Challenge #404 - Something Old and/or Something New (a new version of an old design and the eyelets in my stash are really old!)

For my second card I did some paper piercing as well as using a pierced die...

I started by stamping the ring in VersaMark and heat embossed in platinum.  I then added the pierced heart detail using a paper piercing template.  I die cut this out with a pierced square die and mounted it onto my card base using 3D foam.  I coloured the gemstone with a pale blue Zig marker and added some shimmer to the whole ring with some clear Wink of Stella.  The sentiment was stamped below the panel in black.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Happy Wedding
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Platinum
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Pierced heart using Stampin' Up Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials
  • Accents: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker; Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entry:

STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge

This might be an opportunity to revisit some oldie but goodie techniques so why not play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. Brilliant, Anita! What a fab, creative idea to use eyelets on the first card, and those bright colours are yummy. Loving the clean, elegant layout of the second card... gorgeous! Have a great weekend! x

  2. Two wonderful cards! The colorful first card is so, so pretty! I love the black stamping with the pops of color from the eyelets... And your use of patterned paper looks amazing. Love these kind of CAS designs with patterned paper, one of my favorite things! Your second card with the pierced heart is equally stunning -so sophisticated, yet cute too! Great job from you as always, you are an inspiration. Hugs!

  3. Two gorgeous the subtle dimension that the eyelets add to the first.

  4. Thank you for your sweet comment above, Anita - I shall be in touch for sure :) I absolutely love your first design - the way that you have incorporated the eyelets is inspired and adds a fab quirky touch. The engagement card is beautifully elegant, the pierced elements give it a really special feel. Great ideas! Have a great weekend x

  5. Two beautiful cards, Anita. Love that you CASEd your own card. And you just took me down memory lane with your use if eyelets and piercing with a stencil. I don't think I own any of those any more. Great job on the challenge. Have a great week. 😊 Trina xx

  6. Love the gorgeous flower card. Clever use of eyelets.

  7. Love these! I can see why your first card was a winner. Gorgeous!

  8. Love that striped background and especially those eyelets that make this fabulous cas card POP! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Just Us Girls.

  9. You're a genius ! Love your first card and how you used the eyelets to colour these whimsical flowers ! The CASED card is also a beauty and really deserved to win ! A gorgeous engagement card too with this pierced heart to frame the ring. As always love your CAS design ! Have a great Sunday and a fabulous week ! xx

  10. These are two very cool cards. I especially love the firs once--what a wonderful way to use some of my unused eyelets! Thank you.

  11. What pretty cards...I love that you added the eyelets to the card. So creative!

  12. Great idea- using eyelets, I've got 100s! Rebecca x

  13. Nice Card

    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    HOC DT team

  14. Good for you Anita! Love the revisit of your design on the first card and the eyelets on those flowers is just inspired. A lovely, happy and sunny card - no wonder the original was picked out at two challenges. Then you wow us with the sheer elegance and incredible CAS-ness of your second design. So, so classy! xx


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