Saturday, 12 October 2019

Less is More Challenge #406

Good morning!

At Less is More starting today we are back with a Colour challenge.  Here is the cue card with the all important details...

Bright or pastel rainbow colours are welcome for this challenge.

Our generous sponsor for October is the fabulous Uniko and the lovely Bev is joining in as our super talented Guest Designer for this challenge so please do pop over and say hi.

I have two cards to share with you for this challenge, both of them using products by Uniko.

Here's the first...

I used stamps from three different Uniko sets for this one.  I used a double chevron stamp and used my MISTI to line up the stamping in rainbow coloours.  I then simply stamped the sentiment and heart in black ink, die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and popped it up on fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Background Builders: Chevrons, Flower Power #3 (heart), Big & Bold Hugs (sentiment)
  • Ink: Altenew - Crimson, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades, Caribbean Sky, Lavender Fields, Puffy Heart; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

For my second card I used a fabulous Uniko stencil...

This was a pretty simple make.  I blended through the stencil using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours.  The image is quite large so I chose to cut this down with a stitched die cut to maintain white space on my card.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam and I added a small black sentiment strip, with the sentiment embossed in white.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Uniko - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum
  • Stamp: Uniko - Just Because
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio; VersaMark
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #362 - Make Your Mark
Dream Valley - Challenge #211 - Clean and Simple
The Flower Challenge - Challenge #37 - CAS
STAMPlorations - October Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes

As always, you have two weeks to play along before the linky will close.  And don't forget, this is a colour challenge, not a rainbow challenge, so lots of options for you, just remember to keep your creations clean and simple.


  1. OHMYSTARS, Anita! Your first card is fabulous; the second...positively swoon-inducing! It's never dawned on me to cut the size of the peony but WOW! What an impact! Gorgeous blending! If you don't mind, I may 'borrow' your idea for some down the road inspiration!

  2. The little rainbow zig zag border on the first card is perfect Anita, but that second card is a real wow - such a beautifully blended rainbow of colour!

  3. Love your bright and cheerful stenciled flower and CAS design. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  4. Two beautiful rainbow cards Anita, I love the blending on the stenciled card! So pretty.

  5. Love that wonderful rainbow chevron border on your first card. Wonderful CAS design. The second card is just FABULOUS. A real knockout!!! That stencil is beautiful and your rainbow treatment is so perfect for it. Love the sentiment too.

  6. These are both so CAS-aliscious and show of the Uniko products beautifully. Love all the white space in both of these and also your color blend in the stenciled card... Stunning!! xxx

  7. Two wonderful cards, Anita! Fabulous idea with the chevron border but the rainbow chrysanthemum is my favourite, absolutely gorgeous! Have a fabulous week. x

  8. Two stunning cards. I love that stenciled flower looks. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  9. your card is beautiful!!! thanks for joining in on the STAMPlorations challenges!

  10. Beautiful rainbow card. Thank you for playing along with STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge!

  11. Wow this is gorgeous! I love this clean and simple stenciled card! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge!


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