One of my favourite challenge blogs, Less is More, celebrates its 4th birthday so what better way to mark the occasion than to make them a birthday card? The theme is pink & grey, and I’ve combined this with the current sketch over at Case this Sketch.
Two things about this card are unusual for me: one, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look and two, I was able to devote enough time this morning to making it! I started off with the Clearly Besotted “Full of Surprise” present & balloons. The present was stamped in Hero Arts Soft Granite, the balloons in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I then painted the ribbons to match.
The number 4 (by Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions) and the greeting (maker unknown) were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The paper by Teresa Collins was fussy cut, then I painted one of the stripes in Picked Raspberry, and the edge in Wink of Stella which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photos. I finished off with a black sequin in the centre of the bow.
Happy Birthday Less is More – long may you continue!
The challenge over at Less is More this week is One Layer, and for once I’ve got myself organised in enough time to take part! This card is for a French friend whose birthday falls this week, and although she isn’t from Paris I know she loves it there so it seemed fitting to try out my recent purchase of some Stampin’ Up! stamps with a French theme.
This was my third attempt! The greeting was stamped using individual letter stamps, and my first attempt saw me mis-spelling “Bon” – you’d never guess I got a B in A-level French, would you? My excuse is the number of years since I took it . . . .
There was lots of masking and inking using my new Hero Arts Blackboard shadow inks which arrived yesterday, before sponging some Distress Spun Sugar over the ticket. Voila!
Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Artistic Etchings,
Crafty Individuals CI-128,
Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions Alpha Script PICSA6276
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Inks: Black, Charcoal, Soft Granite