Saturday, 23 December 2017

Less is More Weeks #360 and 361 - Sketch

Good morning, crafters

It's Saturday morning and therefore time for a new challenge at Less is More.  We have a Sketch challenge for you this time and to give you more time to participate, and to give the Design Team a break over Christmas, this challenge will run for two weeks.  Here's the challenge sketch...

Happy Little Stampers continues as our December sponsor so please play along for a chance to win the monthly prize.

Here's my DT card, and this one marks the start of my Christmas card makes for 2018!

I die cut the holly wreath and then, after covering with VersaMark ink I heat embossed it three times using gold embossing powder.  I left it a few minutes to ensure the embossing was set and then adhered the wreath to opposite corners of the card base.  I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the same gold powder onto a stitched sentiment strip cut from red cardstock.  This was then popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Dies: Tonic - Holly Bouquet; MFT Die-namics - Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Gold Metallic Rich
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments

Challenge entries:

Happy Little Stampers - December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
STAMPlorations - December CAS Card Challenge - Anything Goes (gold) 
Uniko - Challenge #44 - Christmas

Thanks so much for visiting today, and for supporting Less is More throughout this year.  I hope you find the time over the Christmas break to play along with this sketch challenge.


  1. The gold embossing is amazing! I love it!

  2. Beautifully CAS. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season!

  3. This looks brilliantly rich and exotic, not sure why you don't like it. It's a brilliant CAS make and so elegant using the delicate holly die. A perfect take on your yummy sketch! Have a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S few days. Hugs x

  4. oops! PS thanks for linking up at Uniko and I see you've linked up loads more equally stunning Christmas cards too! Thanks so much. You were on fire on the retreat week and love seeing all these beauties again. Makes me feel all Christmassy!!! Have a good one! x

  5. Super make, that embossing makes the card look so special

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


  6. Stunning use of that tricky sketch. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, delicate and so chic with this gold embossing ! Love the golden sentiment over this red strip, makes it even more festive ! I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2018 ! Lots of love. Hugs xx

  8. Congratulations to your first X was card of 2018! :) I really love the festive look of this, the golden heat embossing looks so stunning and elegant. Great idea to stamp your sentiment on red card -I would have been boring and went with black card, this looks awesome, a lot more interesting than black! I hope you had a great Christmas. xxx

  9. Triple gold embossed....this looks very luxurious! I love your elegant design, Anita. I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and am looking forward to seeing lots more great inspiration from you in 2018 xx

  10. I agree with all the others: the gold embossed wreath is nothing short of stunning - and paire with the red/gold sentiment strip...oh my! Glamorous gorgeous! Another gem to ooh and ahh over in the UNIKO, HLS and STAMPlorations galleries!

  11. Yum! Loving the bold rich gold embossing!

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card in the festive gold and red colours, Anita. Love how you gold heat embossed the wreath diecut multiple times. Very impactful. Hope your Christmas holiday was enjoyable. Happy new year.

  13. Well, you got luxury and 'wow-factor' overload on your magnificent card Anita. Loving that beautiful and rich embossing. Ha! You're already ahead by one 2018 Christmas card!! Thanks for your wonderful 2017 Christmas card and here's wishing you a happy new year xx

  14. Wow... Beautifully designed.. so elegant..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stamper's- Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  15. Fabulous gold embossing ... so glad you joined our CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations.

  16. WOW! Your heat embossed die cuts are AMAZING! I thought you had used gold CS at first as they are so perfect! Beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko & Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x


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