Saturday, 21 July 2018

Less is More Challenge #376

Good morning!

Firstly, apologies that it's been two weeks since my last post, life's just been busy and I've not found much time to craft.  However, I did have a little free time last weekend and decided to give my blog a facelift.  I hope you like my new design, I'd love to know what you think.

So, let's get back to the main reason for this post, it's new challenge day at Less is More and I'm here to introduce the challenge for the fortnight ahead.

Woohoo, it's that genre that fills some of us with dread...yes, it's One Layer challenge time!  Here's what we want to see...

Continuing as our July sponsor is Seven Hills Crafts so please do play along for a chance to win our monthly prize.

I have just the one card for you this time.  I was looking for something stripey in my stash and came across a stencil I've had for a while but never used.  Stencils are a great choice for one layer cards.  So, as you do in the summer heat, I made a Christmas card, never too early is it! 

Here it is...

This was pretty simple to create.  I taped the stencil down to my card base, with the large bauble off the right edge and masked off the rest.  I then blended with Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet, and the hanger part with silver pigment ink.  With the stencil still in place I spritzed with some shimmer mist.  I then repeated the process with the smaller bauble, but this time blending with Distress Oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon.  I then used a silver pigment ink pen to draw the string.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in black which I shaped to follow the curve of the bauble.

The shimmer mist can be seen better in the photo below...

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Imagination Crafts - Candy Stripe Medium
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon; Versa Color - Silver; Versafine - Onyx Black; Signo Uniball pen in Silver
  • Stamp: Paula Pascual - Christmas Messages
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl Mist

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #301 - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Challenge #137 - Christmas in July
AAA Cards - CAS Game #119 - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add a Little Sparkle

Thanks so much for visiting.  There is a great mix of design ideas created by my teamies so please do pop over and take a look if you have time, and if you need inspiration.  Don't let the one layer theme scare you, why not have a go and link up :)


  1. Glorious sparkly stripes, love those Christmas baubles. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. Such a pretty card and the stencilling is fabulous, it creates such an elegant look! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  3. First, love the wonderful CAS look of your new blog design, Anita! It's very classy, like you! Second, I love that you used a striped stencil and made Christmas baubles! They are schparkly and gorgeous and the thing that takes this into the stratosphere? The way you curved the perfect sized sediment! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Wow! The shimmer mist has given your beautiful baubles a real touch of Christmas sparkle and glamour Anita. Gorgeous blending with those distress oxides too. I absolutely love how you added the sentiment! Have a fab week xx

  5. This is Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  6. Beautiful card and stencilling, Anita! The shimmer mist is gorgeous and helps to make those baubles pop! Love your colour choices and off-the-edge design. Have a great week! xx

  7. This one is gorgeous! I saw it first on instagram and just loved it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  8. That is one stunning Christmas card! I love the stencil you've used and stamping the sentiment in an angle makes a wonderful design. Beautiful color combo too and love the sparkle. Sorry for commenting so late... So many summer vacation duties to perform IRL! :)


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