Saturday 23 July 2016

Less is More Weeks 286 & 287

Hi there

It's new challenge time over at Less is More.  Due to a few of the Design Team being away at the Happy Little Stampers craft retreat next weekend, this challenge will run for two weeks, so plenty of time for you lovely LIMettes to get your entries in!

So, what do we have for you this time?  Well, we're back with a Recipe challenge and we would like to see you use something...


I have two samples for you, here's the first...

I took a panel of white cardstock and used an embossing folder to create the wavy background.  For more texture I used white embossing paste blended with some green and blue Distress Ink which is spread through a daisy stencil.  I then dotted on some Liquid Pearls on the flower centres and stamped the sentiment in black.  The panel was then popped up onto the card base using 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers - Next Level Wave
  • Stencil: Imagination Crafts - Butterfly and Daisy
  • Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: MFT - Beary Special Birthday
  • Accents: Liquid Pearls - Lemon Yellow

Challenge entries:

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #209 - Add Some Texture
CASology - Week #207 - Rough

My next card is fairly simple but has tactile interest from the score lines, embossing and glossy enamel dots...

I started by stamping the flower in VersaMark before heat embossing with a lilac powder.  I then created some interest from the corner by adding some score lines.  The sentiment was heat embossed in silver, the panel popped up on 3D foam and a couple of enamel dots were added to finish.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms I; Clearly Besotted - Fancy Sayings
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver; Personal Impressions - Pastel Lilac
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Lilac Assortment
  • Tools: Martha Stewart - Mini Score Board

Challenge entries:

Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #67 - Clean and Simple
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #153 - CAS
Uniko - Challenge #34 - Flowers

My teamies, as always, have some great inspiration for your over at LIM and on their personal blogs so, if you have time, please do take a look.

Thanks so much for visiting today.


  1. You have really captured the tactile theme and kept your cards so elegant, classy and sophisticated too! How do you do it every week Anita? These beauties have real style. Those enamel dots make me want to reach out and touch them - bet they are so smooth. Stunning. Hope you have a great week and have fun at the craft retreat.
    Sharon xx

  2. You always make such incredibly stylish cards, and these are no exception! I love the embossed background on the first card, and adding score lines for texture to the second was a great idea and looks fab. Awesome cards!

  3. These are terrific Anita... your scored lines are so carefully placed and the texture on the first card is wonderful... just fab!
    Looking forward to seeing you very soon!
    Chrissie xx

  4. Such pretty cards! Love the paste and embossing!

  5. Hi both of your cards are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 67 “Clean and Simple” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  6. I love the first card. Great take on the cue

  7. Both of these cards are simply beautiful! Adore how you used the embossing paste in the first, and the use of score lines in the second is inspired! Lovely to have you join us at CASology this week, Anita!

  8. These cards are so elegant with the perfect balance of texture and white space. I love the soft daisies on the first card and score cards on the second - beautifully tactile inspiration!

  9. Both pretty cards Anita, and like that simple framed embossing on the best wishes. Come again to the Crafters Café, CarolG & DT

  10. 2 Lovely cards Anita. Love your style :)

  11. You made lovely cards this week! I love the embossing paste as the "rough" for our cue card :) Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  12. What a pretty background, it gives the impression of the wind moving through the flowers. Just fantastic!

  13. Delightful makes ... see you Friday


  14. Two your sweet pale blue flower, adorable.

  15. Gorgeous cards - what a great challenge

  16. Congrats on your win at CASology, Anita! Both of your cards are beautiful!!!

  17. Love love your first rough card...just beautiful

  18. Lovely CAS styles. I do like the pop of silver embossing with the sentiment x

  19. Two beautiful cards - the second one is so elegant and perfectl CAS.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  20. Beautiful cards, fabulous CAS designs.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  21. Two gorgeous cards. Love the embossing on the first one. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  22. OMG I'm back to commenting ... daren't look how many entries but thought I'd start on the DT!!!
    Gorgeous and classy and elegant as ever Neets! Totally love that embossed effect behind the flower on the first one. Swooning and dreamily thinking I may have to CASE that one!!!! Hope your week is going fab. Hugs Sarah x

  23. Two stunning CAS cards, LOVE the Uniko Beautiful Bloom especially ;) Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. My apologies for commenting SO late too. Hugs Bev x


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