Saturday, 22 October 2016

Less is More Week #299

Hi there

It's Recipe challenge time at Less is More for the next week and we have a fun one for you....and a choice.  So why not enter more than once?!  We would like to see you using...

Vellum or Acetate

I've made one of each for you so let's get to it...

This card uses some vellum I've had for absolutely ages!  It comes from a book of tone on tone vellum that was part of a larger set of books of papers I bought from QVC, in the days when I bought all my craft kits from there.  The vellum is clear and it has a slightly pearlescent design printed onto it...that wasn't my handy work folks!

So I started by cutting an angled piece of vellum and then masked off the lower part of my card base that would be showing below it. I then sponge blended some distress ink fading down from the top of my card base underneath where the vellum would be overlaid.  I stamped the sentiment in a co-ordinating ink onto the base and then adhered the vellum on the reverse where it folded over the top. A few sequins were added to finish.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Altenew - Mountain Mist
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Just Fabulous
  • Vellum: Hot Off The Press - Tone on Tone 
  • Sequins: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Icicle Sequin Mix

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #216 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - October Challenge - Theme / Sketch - Stamps and Sponging

And for my card using acetate I created a very CAS shaker...

I started by die cutting the flower from a panel of white cardstock.  I adhered some acetate behind the opening and then inlaid another die cut from the same die, this time from pearlescent cardstock.  I stamped the 'hi' sentiment in black and then added lots of 3D foam to the reverse of my panel, particularly around the flower head as this part was to be the shaker element.  I marked in pencil on the card base roughly where the flower head would be and then sprinkled on some sequins and beads before adhering the panel over the top.

Materials used:

  • Die: Creative Expressions - Scribble Flower
  • Stamp: Paper Smooches - Bold Buzzwords (a pre-loved set recently purchased from the lovely Michelle Short - Thanks Michelle!)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Sequins: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - True Blue Shaker Selection
  • Pearlescent cardstock from stash

Challenge entry:

The Flower Challenge - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

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Thanks so much for visiting today.  If you have the time please do pop over to my fellow LIM teamies, they have some great inspiration for you.  I'm really looking forward to seeing your CAS ideas for vellum and acetate this week.


  1. Two fabulous cards, absolute beauties! Doing the ink shading on to the card behind the vellum was a great idea and has given such a soft blended effect. It looks so elegant! I love your shaker card with the contrasting pearlescent card stock and gorgeous blue sequins. So clean and crisp, but also really pretty. Wonderful cards as always :) Have a super weekend x

  2. That first card is just so elegant, Anita! I love that you had such beautiful patterned vellum in your stash already and the colour coming through at the top is a lovely touch. Your shaker flower is very clever and super CAS :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend x

  3. Both very beautiful, love that vellum!
    Sarita x

  4. You are so clever teamie and I thought you said you'd no mojo! That's defo not apparent here. Love both of these in fact I'm swooning. The delicacy and elegance of that first one - super simple but super sophisticated is just jaw-dropping. Then your inlaid silver flower die with shaker petals is so inspirational. Too classy for words. x

  5. I adore that vellum card!! Am going to try to replicate right now because it is too beautiful to wait. I will have to try embossing on my vellum - nothing that lovely in my stash. And I love that shakers can be CAS. I have been making a tiny snowman shaker for my cards. Thank you for inspiration.

  6. So your use of vellum, simply stunning!

  7. OMG ! Your cards are absolutely stunning ! I love the delicacy of the first card, it is so elegant ! But my favorite one is your shaker card ! I love your creative idea of the pearlescent paper inlay ! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring !
    Izzy Scrap

  8. Two beautiful cards here Anita! love that soft coloured pretty vellum on the first one. The second one is so lovely too with that beautiful little flower, great inlay and love the added sequins...perfect finishing touch.Thank you so much for playing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  9. Love this mini cute and perfectly CAS! Also your work with the vellum is just beautiful, soft and lovely!

  10. These are both great but I LOVE the flower shaker! What an amazing idea to use your dies this way! Wow!

  11. Just WOW!!! LOVE that vellum card...very clever use of the vellum (and one I might need to give a try! Love the shaker card too...but that first card is something I need to "pin" so that I can find it easily when I decide to CASE it! :-)

  12. I love, love, love that flower shaker!! Its such a cool idea and those blue sequins against the silver and white makes it sing. Thanks for joining us again at The Flower Challenge!

  13. Gorgeous cards Anita, both of them are absolutely fabulous! LOVE them :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. Both are these are so very pretty, Anita. :) Hope all is well with you.

  15. I love the softness of your first card but your flower is my favourite with that pearlescent card. Beautiful.

  16. What a lovely projects! Simply cannot pick a favourite. Sorry! :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  17. Both your cards are fab CAS designs! I specially loved the first one with that beautiful touch of vellum and the tone on tone technique! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  18. Your stenciled card is simply elegant and gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining this month's STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge!
    Jessica -GDT


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