Saturday 25 June 2016

Less is More Week 282

Hi there

We have some wonderful news along with the new challenge at Less is More this week.  First the challenge details, and for our Recipe challenge and we would like you to...

Use a Stencil

Now for the news...

We have a fabulous new LIMette joining the Design Team.  And who better than Esther?!  Esther plays along every week and the support she gives to her fellow participants is amazing.  I think you'll agree that she will fit in just perfectly with our great little team. Welcome, Esther! x

Now onto my cards for this week...

I recently purchased a stencil featuring different sizes of stars so decided to do a little layered blending with Distress Inks to create this one layer card.  A bit of masking off areas of the stencil and shifting it around was all that was required before stamping the sentiment in black and adding some starry bling.

Materials used:
  • Stencil: Efco - Stars
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Twinkle Toes
  • Accents: Papermania - Sparkling Stars Assorted Pastels

Just a little stencilling to accent the background on this one...

On some teal green cardstock I used an oval aperture cut from a scrap of cardstock as a mask and stencilled some translucent embossing paste through a striped stencil.  Next I stamped the flowers onto some clear vellum and heat embossed in white before adding some accents with a white pencil on the reverse.  The sentiment was also heat embossed in white and the flowers adhered over the oval detail before adhering the panel to the card base on 3D foam.  I'm a little disappointed that I've lost some of the pencil detail on the bloom, I couldn't find my thick vellum so this was very thin and the glue was much more visible.  Oh well, you get the idea!

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
  • Stencil: MFT - Diagonal Stripes
  • Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - Translucent
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - To Have & To Hold, Pretty Petals
  • Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals; Clearly Besotted - To Have & To Hold
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Vellum from stash

Challenge entries:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - June Challenge - Flower Power

My teamies have worked wonders with their stencils this week, we have a really diverse selection so why not take a look, and on their personal blogs too.  We would love for you to join us this week.

Thanks so much for visiting today.


  1. Gosh! Those are two stunners Anita! That delicate blending on your first card is terrific and such a great idea. Then I saw the even more delicate clear embossing paste through the stencil teamed with that gorgeous flower on your second card and I started swooning. Fantastic!
    Have a great week teamie.
    Sharon xx

  2. Thanks for the lovely welcome Anita! Fab idea to layer the stars over each other - it creates so much interest where they overlap and do new colours. Love it! The second card looks stunning and I love how you stencilled through a mask to get that gorgeous background for the flower x

  3. Love your variance of shading in your first card Anita and the limited colour palette of the second is really stunning... beautiful flower too!

  4. Wow love both of these cards. Brilliant look with the translucent paste on the teal. love it

  5. Two great cards Neets xx Jan

  6. Two beautiful creations, wonderful designs, and especially love your floral card with the clear embossing paste and vellum. So happy you shared your creativity with us at Penny Black and More this month!

  7. Wow what beautiful job in laying down the ink...super pretty!

  8. This is awesome...I love just the touch of the background stencil and then that amazing flower in vellum is stunning!! Thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Two beautiful cards! Love the colors on the first and the translucent paste on the second is stunning.

  10. A really beautiful floral creation Anita, thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  11. Lovely bold colours on both of the cards.

    Love and hugs

  12. I love the layered stars on your first card, Anita - they add real depth! That delicate vellum flower against the teal card looks fab too. Two beautiful creations with stencils.

  13. Stunning as ever Anita and loving that teal BG with a gorgeous clean embossed secion and striking vellum flower. Loving those overlapped stars too and yummy colour choice. Have a good week x

  14. Awesome cards as always Anita, love the pretty coloured stars and that delicate flower too ;) Viv xx

  15. amazing cards, I love them!

  16. From bold and bright stars to soft and elegant (even with that vibrant color), you are a pro with the stencils, Anita! These are both excellent!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ' Flower Power' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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