Saturday 27 August 2016

Less is More Week #291

Hi guys

It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and this week our Recipe challenge was a trip down memory lane for me.  Interpret this however you like but this week we would like you to use...

Sticky Labels / Stickers / Peel-Offs

I had a stash cull a few years ago and sold most of my peel-offs and stickers when I discovered more about stamps and dies but there were a few I didn't want to part with.  I've used some of them on my two cards today.

This first card uses a silver peel-off which has glittered translucent petals and leaves...

I started by die cutting some clear vellum with a stitched oval die.  The peel-off was adhered onto this and I coloured behind the clear glittered parts, on the vellum, with FlexMarkers.  I then adhered the vellum to some white cardstock cut from the same die so the colour would show through to the front.  I then cut a larger stitched oval from the same stack and mounted these onto the card base using 3D foam.  The sentiment was heat embossed on white onto some orange cardstock and die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

Materials used:

  • Dies: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals; MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow - Opaque Bright White
  • Coloured with FlexMarkers
  • Vellum, orange cardstock and peel-off from stash

I also used peel-offs on my second card, this time white ones with silver accents...

On some white cardstock I blended a rainbow of Distress Inks and die cut this on the diagonal with a stitched rectangle die.  This is a lot bolder than my usual blends but I was really pleased with the results.  When completely dry, I adhered the peel-offs.  I really like these because they don't look like stickers, they look like they are embossed.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
  • Peel-offs from stash

Challenge entries:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #27 - Clean and Simple
AAA Cards - Game #71 - Blending

I used to use peel-offs on nearly all my cards when I first began cardmaking so this challenge brought it all back.  Some of my cards back then were completely shocking but as my clean and simple style is evolved at least I now know that Less really is More!  

So, any type of sticker, can't wait to see what you come up with.


  1. Two fabulous cards, Anita. I especially love the first one. That flower is so pretty.

  2. Wow they don't look like the peel offs I remember! Fabulous cards and great vibrant colour blending on the second card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous, vibrant background! I love the colours and how the sentiment just pops! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! Hugs! Justine

  4. These are just too clever teamie and as Jane says street definitely don't look like peel-offs! You've defo worked your magic here! The blending on that second one is eye-poppingly brilliant and I'm glad you linked that one up at AAA cards too! Have a good weekend x

  5. Anita wonderful cards, love those stickers no wonder you kept them. Adore the vibrancy of the candles background.

  6. Both these cards are stunning. I love the first, so delicate and pretty. While that bold, vivid rainbow is just awesome!

  7. These are SO fabulous! Peel offs made super classy! I love both cards. Couldn't possibly choose between them. The first one is ever so pretty with the colouring behind the vellum, and the second one has *the* most awesome background. Just... WOW!

  8. Two fab cards Anita - I'm so chuffed to hear that you used stickers a lot at first - I admit my first hand made Christmas cards in 2011 all started with a sticker - some I coloured, others I used with pattern paper. I was thrilled with them at the time, but we all learn new (and better) techniques, don't we? Your cards show that even now, a sticker used with some stunning background can still be CAS!

  9. Love your bright and colorful card. The silver candles are super fun. Also, really like your flower sticker, super pretty!

  10. Wow I love the rainbow effect that you've created Anita… it looks so pretty and shows off the candles and sentiment really well. A great layout and design.
    Your other card is beautiful also… I love how you've used the peel off sticker… looks so pretty in the oval frame.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  11. Stunning cards, Neets. I love how bright they are! I don't own any sticky stuff :( I love your use of vellum :) xx

  12. Two great cards, Anita! I LOVE the bold colors on the second card!

  13. I love that perfectly blended background and the colours are beautiful together. I think it's funny looking back on cards I made when I first started....I used stick ons too!

  14. wow maybe I should have kept my peel offs these are just beautiful.

  15. Wowzers! Those glittery peel-off look amazing Anita and I love vellum on cards too. But I must say the rich vibrant candles captured my heart this week. Sorry I am so late visiting .... we've had an incredibly busy week with our friends visiting us and no time for blogging.


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