Saturday, 24 July 2021

Less is More Challenge #448

Good morning

At Less is More we have something a little different for you for this next challenge.  Today is my fellow teamie, Elaine's, birthday and we thought it would be a fun idea for her to create a card for us all to CASe.

Here's her gorgeous creation, which includes lots of elements and techniques from which to draw your inspiration.
Happy Birthday, Elaine.  I hope you have a fabulous day! x

Ok, for my card I focused on a few elements:
  • Florals
  • Shades of orange
  • Tiled effect
  • Tiny sentiment

I knew I had a yet to be used stencil of blocks in a tiled layout so that was my starting point.  I laid this down on a panel of white cardstock at an angle and off the edge, no idea why, I was obviously feeling very jaunty angle-ish!  I lightly blended the palest of my inks to give the blocks some definition.  I then used a set of floral layering stencils, laid over the top, and inked through with two more shades of orange.  I always love the reveal when you remove stencils, I wasn't sure how this would look but I was pleasantly surprised.  I then trimmed the panel down, stamped the sentiment along the diagonal edge of the stencilling and adhered it to my card base on fun foam.  A really quick make!

Materials used:
  • Stencils: Clearly Besotted - Building Blocks; Altenew - Layered Dahlia
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Altenew - Flower Vine

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #410 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Happy Little Stampers - July Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes
NBUS - Challenge #28 - (first time using the Building Blocks stencil)

Thanks for taking a look.  For lots more inspiration for this challenge please do pop on over to the main Less is More challenge post where my teamies are sharing their projects inspired by Elaine's card, so many great makes.  


  1. Wow! So clean and perfect! I thought you must have used pieces of patterned paper!

  2. Love the stencil, and love the way you placed your stenciled tiles on an angle. Looks fantastic!

  3. Saw this on the LIM blog and had to pop by and tell you how stunning this is! Love it!

  4. Just saw your card today, but have to say I think it is wonderful!!

  5. Wow! This card is just amazing! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

  6. Hi Anita, your multi-layer stenciled flower background is awesomely beautiful. I like it a lot. Thanks for joining Happy Little Stampers Stencil July Challenge. Hope to see you this month.
    Helen Liu, HLS DT,


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