Saturday 2 December 2017

Less is More Week #357

Good morning!

And this morning I'm introducing this week's new challenge over at Less is More which is a Colour challenge.  This week we want to see...

Any projects will do but this is perfect for those traditional
Christmas cards if you still need to create more....I know I do!

Our Sponsor for this month is the fab Happy Little Stampers so do play along
with our challenges this month for a chance to win the monthy prize.

I have two samples for you today, and that's two more to add to my Christmas stash!

Here's the first, and another I made whilst away at the Happy Little Stampers craft retreat where we were having fun with light up cards using Chibitronics LEDs...

On a panel of watercolour card I stamped the image in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.  I then watercoloured the leaves and berries with Zig markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set in black, and the sentiment is the push point to activate the light.  You can find a tutorial here where Kylie of Happy Little Stampers explains how to create a light up card.  I pierced a number of holes around the berries to allow the light to shine through, and chose a red LED to add more colour.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Woodware - Sprig of Holly
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
  • Watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
  • Tools: Chibitronics - Red LED Circuit Sticker (adhesive copper tape and battery)

Challenge entries:

Christmas Cards All Your Round - December Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Challenge #122 - Christmas
AAA Cards - CAS Game #104 - Christmas
Uniko - Challenge #44 - Christmas

And next up, another Christmas card and this one using stamps by our sponsor...

A classic layout and fairly simple to execute.  The poinsettia was stamped in alcohol friendly ink and coloured with ProMarkers.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.  I double matted the panel to add some border interest and finished by adding some detail with gold Stickles to the centre of the bloom.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Christmas Joy and Mixed Christmas Sentiments
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Accents: Stickles - Gold

Challenge entries:

Crimbo Crackers - Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Fusion - Red Christmas (challenge photo)

For more inspiration please do pop over to the challenge blog to view my teamies' projects this week, and click on their links where you could find even more makes this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate your visits and comments.

I'll be back this evening to tell you all about this month's Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, hope to see you then.


  1. Two fantastic cards, Anita! I especially love your first card -this stamp is gorgeous and your water coloring looks great, the gold heat embossing looks very festive. And of course the leds look amazing too! The swirly looking sentiment in your second card complements the clean lines of the poinsettia. Have a fun Saturday!

  2. Love traditional christmas colours , red and green just go so well together. Gorgeous cards, I especially love the gold embossing, Cathy x

  3. Gorgeous cards and showcasing the traditional red and green Christmas colours beautifully. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Superb! Forgot you had another sneaky light up card combining these festive colours for this week. So sophisticated. Beautifully CAS on both and as ever your creative mojo is rocking. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Hugs xx

  5. Oh heck ... PS! Thanks for playing along in the Christmas challenge at Uniko too! xx

  6. Terrific the lights on the one card. So fun!

  7. You are full of stylish sophistication this week Anita! That light up card looks incredible irl and you managed to phot it really well too. It is so full of festiveness. Your second card is a true CAS masterpiece. Hope you're feeling a bit better now xx

  8. Lovely design! That embossed gold looks wonderful! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  9. Sorry to be late commenting, a big cold put me KO ! Your two cards are fabulous ! This combo of red and green is definitely magic for Christmas, and your addition of gold embossing and light on your first card makes it even more magic ! Your poinsettia is just stunning ! This red is so deep and so beautiful surrounded with the green leaves among all this great white space ! Gorgeous gold embossed sentiment too ! Hope you're feeling better now ! And thanks for playing along at Uniko ! xx

  10. Beautiful cards! The pop of colour in an otherwise white space is so effective! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  11. FABulous card design and I love the little light shinning through..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. FAB cards. Lovely stamps. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  13. I love the first one Anita, the embossed outlines look fantastic. happy to see you playing at uniko.

  14. Loving your festive twofer! I have still yet to use my Chibi lights and you keep inspiring me to do so!! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge, apologies for my LATE commenting :( & Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x


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