Saturday, 17 September 2016

Less is More Week #294

Hi guys

At Less is More this week we have a new Theme challenge for you and on your creations we would like to see...


I will admit, I really struggled with this one as my stash wasn't very forthcoming at all!  I was going to go with some geometric stamps then I thought I was sure I had a stamp of a diamond ring somewhere.  After going through my entire stash of stamps I realised the only ring stamps I had were wedding rings so I had to improvise.

Here's my card...

On some black cardstock I stamped an outline circle image and then heat embossed with some sparkly silver embossing powder.  At the same time I created a second one with normal silver powder but I preferred the added sparkle.  I die cut this with a pierced square and then matted it onto a slightly larger pierced square cut from white cardstock.  I added a lovely sparkly clear gemstone to the ring and then adhered the stacked panel to the cardbase.  A black sentiment was then stamped underneath.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Mix Mash; Clearly Besotted - Mr and Mrs
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow - Metallic Silver Sparkle
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Cardstock and gemstone from stash

Challenge entries:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #156 - Dimension and Bling
STAMPlorations - September Challenge - Theme & Sketch (I've used both)

My teamies have created some great projects this week to give you some inspiration so please pop over to the challenge blog and click on the links to each of their personal blogs.

We're looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery this week.


  1. You are oozing class, elegance and sophistication in your card this week Anita. Love how you got creative with your wedding ring stamp to create the perfect solitaire engagement ring. It looks stunning. I really love the monochrome look too and the wonderful font on 'Engagement' is glorious. Have a terrific week. xx

  2. Simple elegance week after week - I don't know how you do it, Anita! I so love this card - such a clever way to create the ring. The simple black background and bold sentiment really pop too. Enjoy your weekend x

  3. This looks really sophisticated Anita! The black and white colour combo is super stylish and the ring was a very clever make. Fab card, very inspiring as to how supplies can be adapted and stretched :) x

  4. This is so beautiful!! I love the gem addition to your ring, so sparkly!! Great design too! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  5. Very beautiful improvisation Anita ! I love the black and white effect with this silver ring ! That's what I call creativity ! Thanks for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap

  6. CAS fantabulous as always teamie. Love the neat, classy and sophisticated monochrome look and how ingenious using the mish mash outline set for the ring! Just too resourceful for words. You really must have a streamlined stash of stamps to come up with these multi-purpose ideas!!! LOL!!! Have a good week. Sarah xx

  7. Wow, what a terrific idea! Love it!

  8. I think this is genius, Anita, and the very epitome of Less is More!!! Love, love, love it! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Love this card. I did think that it was a real ring x

  10. Wonderful card Anita! It's so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. Great improvisation there, a really super card and you made it fit with our challenge themeand sketch!
    Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

  12. This is so elegant, Anita. Great take on the theme x

  13. Simply Splendid! Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations Monthly challenge:)


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