This week's challenge at Less is More is a themed challenge...and the theme is tearing ... in this instance, it means ripping paper...not shedding tears (although to be honest, sometimes I make such a big mess of things that it makes me want to shed a tear! LOL!) I love tearing paper...it's very therapeutic! I've had a good time today getting my card(s) made for this week's challenge.
So...off we go....
This first card is the last card I made today....so what does that tell you? I keep on trying until I get something done that I really like! The stamp is an Inkadinkado stamp that I've had for several years. I inked it with Mementos black and stamped on white card stock. I highlighted around the image with a Copics B000 and then a touch of Y000 on the "halos". I also added a touch of glamour dust to the halos. I cut around the image on three sides and then tore the bottom edge. I added a blue and a gold layer behind the image and tore the bottom edges of each layer. I stamped the sentiment (PTI) in Versamark and heat embossed it with WOW gold. I tore around the sentiment and layered it across the stamped image, adding two small pieces of bling to each end. I might also add that this was the easiest card I made too!
This is the first card I made. It didn't quite turn out like I'd envisioned. I really thought my torn edges would show up a bit more. I cut the word "happy" from white card stock. I tore pieces of red, yellow, blue, and green paper and adhered the strips to a piece of blue card stock, then popped the word "happy" over the torn strips. The word "birthday" is a PTI sentiment and was stamped in black. I also edged the white "happy" layer with small strips of red, and the blue layer with small strips of yellow. Too many layers??? There is still a lot of white space, right?
For this card, I embossed the white background, layered it on a piece of teal paper, and adhered it to the white card base. The branch was cut with a MB die, as were the leaves. The flowers were punched with a small flower punch. I painted the centers of the flowers with some distress ink and touched the edges of each petal with a red Copics marker. Tied a little bow around the piece before adhering it to the card base. No sentiment....that way I can use it for any number of occasions.
This card was super quick and so simple to make. I embossed the white background and edged it with a piece of teal card stock. I stamped the sentiment (Flourishes) with Versamark, and heat embossed with white WOW powders. Then...I tore the edges of the sentiment and inked them with Versamark and embossed with WOW gold EP. I see I smudged the white a bit...guess I need a little more practice with the heat embossing.
This last card was an after thought....I had some scraps of paper on my table from a project I finished last night, and I decided to "tear" a few blooms. I tore the centers also. The stems were cut with a QK die (part of the string for a banners set), the leaves are a MB die. Stamped the HA sentiment and cut it out with a Spellbinder die....Put the pretty (Ha!) flowers on a dotted embossed background...and it's done!
Finished a layout last week too...
These are photos of me and my grandson, Allen, when he was about 9 months old. I used Echo Park - Paradise Beach papers for this layout. The title work was cut with the Cameo (several layers stacked and glued together) The top layer of the title work was cut by adhering strips of paper to another sheet of paper and then putting it through the Cameo - giving me tri-colored letters. Then I just made that my top layer on the letters. The peachy-orange paper was punched with a EK Success "holey" punch and then I trimmed around the edges to make it kind of scalloped. The chevron strips were cut with a MFT die. The borders under the title work and under the little boy at the top were punched with a MS Victorian flowers punch. The little boy at the top is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I added quite a bit of faux stitching with a Memento pen. No journaling on this one...it's kind of self explanatory. I did have to go back and check the date on the pictures to make sure it was Allen...because it looks just like Pierce!
That's it for me right now. Thanks a million for stopping by! If you leave a comment, please know that I really appreciate it! Until next time...