Saturday 26 September 2015

Shiny Saturday!

Hi there

It's new challenge time and at Less is More this week we have a fun Recipe challenge for you.  On your creations we would like you to include...

Something Shiny

Please remember to keep you projects clean and simple

How you interpret this is entirely up to you, there are plenty of crafty products/techniques that create shine so we'd love to see where this takes you.  I had fun creating my samples this week, the tricky part was getting photographs to show the shine so I've included quite a few pics this week!

Here's my first...

I started by applying translucent embossing paste through a stencil onto some textured pink cardstock.  It goes on white but dries to a clear shine.  I cut a white cardstock panel slightly smaller than the card base and used a curved dotted die to create the split.  I stamped the sentiment and then cut the embossed pink panel to the same width as the panel and adhered it behind, and then cut the entire panel to size before adhering with 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT - Spring Flowers
  • Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - Translucent
  • Die: Avery Elle - Dotted Border Dies
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Sugar & Spice
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entry:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper

My second sample for you...

I started by blending Distress Inks onto a scrap of white cardstock.  I used a 'happy' word die to cut out the ombre word, and then die cut a few more in plain white.  After a little organisation I adhered the word dies to a white panel, trimmed off the edges and then stamped the birthday sentiment in the gap created between the die cuts.  The panel was adhered on 3D foam and the coloured 'happy' was given the Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents treatment for shimmer and shine.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Wplus9 - Happy Trio
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents

Challenge entry:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with option of Border Punches or Die Cuts

And finally...

This card is super simple.  On a white cardstock panel I die cut the Loopy Leaf from Paper Smooches, leaving all the cuts in place.  I then stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Many Mini Messages set.  I then adhered some copper coloured mirri card to the reverse and adhered the small cuts before removing the main leaf die cut, which made it easier to position then correctly.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Die: Paper Smooches - Loopy Leaf
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Mirri card from stash

I had great fun making these this week and my teamies have some fab inspiration for you so please, if you have the time, pop along and visit their personal blogs too.

Thanks so much for visiting today :)


  1. Beautiful makes - loving your HAPPY and pink cards


  2. Love your very pretty, shiny cards !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Always love to swing by your blog for inspiration and today is no exception. Love them all but particularly the Happy One, the colours are gorgeous and against the white card it just it!

  4. Fabulous cards Anita and great for inspiration too. Must make mine when I get a minute, busy today organizing a 'dinosaur' day for the tired now lol ;) Viv xx

  5. A trio of AWESOME, CAS and super clever makes Anita ... you take some beating!
    Love them all and what a star you are! Sarah x
    PS. I'm sure you've got those perfect pearls in your stash ... I'm blaming you anyway for sharing a picture of them and tempting me to go spend!!! xx

  6. Anita I love your cards xx Jan

  7. Brilliant collection, love them all.

  8. These are all simply fabulous Anita, I adore the happy one...I may just have to case that one!
    What a star you are!

  9. Three fabulous cards Anita, great designs with super colours......I especially love the ombre Happy with beautiful colours, sparkling and glossong!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. What fabulous cards Anita! I am with Chrissie - the happy one is a standout for me and will definitely be pinned for future inspiration!

  11. Super shiny bunch, love that blended inked sentiment, you really captured the shine well in your piccy x

  12. What a great bunch of shiny cards! LOVE the glossy accent on the happy card! Definitely a winner!

  13. Gorgeous cards Anita! all of them are absolute stunners! :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing your birthday card with us at Seize the Birthday.

  15. You ALWAYS inspire me Anita! This is a beautiful selection of cards.
    Thanks for joining Seize the Birthday !

  16. Well, I certainly love all of these cards in your post today! My favorite is the birthday card! The colors and the glossy accents look amazing! Super super job! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  17. Awesome cards, love the happy one, so clever, Cathy x


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