For the Less is More challenge this week, we've been provided a sketch by Jen. Isn't this a great sketch? Initially, I stumbled around trying to think of something to do that would be...you know...different. That caused a great strain on my poor brain, so I just sat down and got busy!
I actually made 5 cards this week for the challenge. My first card was also for the CASology challenge, so I put it in another post. I don't often do this (as I usually can't seem to combine challenges!). Anyway.....let's have a look at my cards for this week's challenge at Less is More.
Can you tell that I'm really enjoying this technique?! LOL! I stamped a Hero Arts image with HA ink (sand). This time, I actually cut the letters from the stamped piece, then cut the letters out two more times and adhered them to the back of the stamped letters to give it a little dimension. Please note...when you have a letter that has a center like the letter "o", you have to adhere it lower than the rest of the letter to keep the dimension. I backed my stamped piece with a piece of gold iridescent vellum (so I would have something to adhere the center of the "o" to). I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps, then backed the strip with more of the gold iridescent vellum. Then I adhered everything directly to the card base.
For this second card, I cut the flower shape with the Cameo, then stamped the Flourishes image on the cut out. I colored the flowers with Copics, then adhered the flower to a piece of yellow card stock. I lightly inked the edges of the yellow with a Copics Y24 marker. I colored the banner with the same marker....adding in touches of Y11 and Y00 to give it a splotchy look. The sentiment is from PTI and is pop dotted over the flowers.
For this card, I stamped this image from HA. It is a pretty big image, so I had to trim off the edges a bit...not sure how I like that look....but I need it to be smaller. The sentiment is from Flourishes. I colored the image with Copics and added some tiny bling to the centers of the flowers. The sentiment and the flower panel are on pop dots for added dimension.
This last card is SO super simple!. I stamped the sentiment focal point in black (PTI sentiment). I also stamped three red stars and highlighted them with a Sakura clear star pen. I embossed the sentiment panel with a PTI embossing plate, bordered the image in red and pop dotted it to the white card base. The strip was cut from the same red patterned paper. I cut the fish-tailed ends on the banner, then added five tiny pieces of bling.
Once I got started with this sketch, I could have made a dozen cards...but I forced myself to stop at 5! LOL!...So...which is your favorite? I'm partial to the first card and the last card.
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