Saturday 7 November 2015

All Fired Up at Less is More

Hi guys

Today at Less is More we are starting another new challenge and we are back with our regular Colour challenge.  This week we would like you to use the colours of...

Please remember to keep your creations clean and simple

I have two sample cards for you this week, so let's get to it...

I squished a small amount of three Distress Inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I then smooshed the ink onto a cardstock panel bringing the colours up from the bottom corner.  Once dry I then repeated the process to intensify the colours.  I then spritzed some water into my hand and flicked small droplets over the inked area, left for a few moments and lifted the colour away with a paper towel.  I adhered the panel to my card base on 3D foam, added a vellum flourish die cut and adhered the black sentiment strip, where the sentiment was heat embossed in white.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Inks - Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed; VersaMark
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Leaf-Filled Flourish
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #151 - Thank You
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #148 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Challenge #98 - Give Thanks

And my second card...

I masked a square on a white cardstock panel with post-it notes and blended Distress Inks in three colours.  I then removed the masks and once dry, brushed over the square with my EK Success powder tool to remove any static.  The sunburst and sentiment were stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold powder.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam strips onto the card base.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed; VersaMark
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sunburst
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich

Challenge entry:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #145 - Precious Metals

Thanks so much for visiting today and my teamies and I would love to see your creations in our gallery this week.

Have a lovely weekend.


  1. Both creations are a work of art Anita! I love the smooshed panel with the white on black sentiment and that delicate vellum flourish . . . so creative! The masking and blending in the second is a triumph and the metallic embossing sets it off just beautifully! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

  2. Great selection of colours and great cards too!

  3. Loving the both cards, great colours and both really stand out. Love the vellum on the first one as its subtle and just finishes the card off. The gold embossing with the fire colours on the second card is stunning x

  4. Gorgeous fire colours, have a lovely weekend, sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  5. Simply stunning results with both your cards . Love that technique on the first one. My fingers were messy doing just that recently. Great touch using the vellum for your flourish. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers Anita.

  6. Oooooo! I love BOTH of these! I might just have to CASE that first one! I love the smooshing technique, I just don't think about doing it!

  7. Awesome cards Anita! Love the second one with the gold...

  8. Wow! Love those colours and your first card with that ink smooshing is beautiful. Great inspiration for the challenge. Xx

  9. Wow Anita
    I loveee the first card
    you did not make FIRE so strength but it is so beautiful
    love that black sentiment Anita
    and the second one the GOLD is perfecto there
    I miss you
    hope you can visit me again today hehe
    but I dont ask if you are busy sweety
    thanks for all lovely comment you leave for me
    you are a GEM

  10. Very elegant. Beautiful use of colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.
    :) Pam

  11. Love the CAS! wonderful job. thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge!

  12. A gorgeous cards Anita, your inked and distressed 'fire' is stunning and super with the vellum leaves!!

    Heather xx

  13. I am soooo late commenting Anita but your cards are simply awesome as ever! Looks like we both wanted a little smoosh!!!
    Gorgeous fiery colours on both and I can't pick a favourite. x

  14. Gorgeous cards, love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  15. hello Anita! adorable card, I luv the watercolor background! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  16. Anita what gorgeous colours, love your ink blends, just perfection x

  17. Both gorgeous. Aren't colors just amazing?!?

  18. Wow, beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  19. Wow! These are beautiful! The ink blending is great and love that vellum die!

  20. Just gorgeous creations Anita, I love the flame effect you achieved on the first one! Super!
    Chrissie x

  21. Both cards are beautiful! I love the warm colors with the gold! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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