Friday 26 April 2013

Less is More - CASe It! - Week 116

I have not participated in one of the Less is More challenges for quite a while so I thought I would give it a go this week - where the theme is CASe It!  I was really inspired by Jen's card, and have taken the basic layout, colours, embossing and piercing to create my entry.

(Please click on the photo to zoom in)

Paper/Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Vellum
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Whisper White, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Pool Party Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Paper Piercing Occasions Pack, Paper Piercing Essentials Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Self-adhesive pearls

I really love Pool Party and am so pleased that as part of the Colour Refresh this will become a permanent edition.  I also love Crumb Cake, although I don't think I have really used the two together before, but they are definitely a match made in heaven!

Hopefully you will notice that the middle leaves (heat embossed with Pool Party embossing powder) on the card have a slight shadow effect.  I used the principle (although added heating embossing) of one of 15 techniques that I learnt recently in a class held by fellow demo Catherine at Michelle Last's Pinkie Weekend in Birmingham.  So how did I create this effect?  Firstly I stamped the leaves in Whisper White ink, allowing them plenty of time to dry (although I did help them along by gently heating with my heat tool).  At the same time I stamped the image on to the clear sheet of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I then lined up the image on the Stamp-a-ma-jig, offsetting slightly from the original image.  I then stamped the same image again, this time in Versamark and then put Pool Party embossing powder over the top image - voilà!

Please contact me if you want to order any of the items used on this card.

Edited to add: My card has been chosen as one of the showcased cards for this challenge - squee!  There were so many other fabulous entries that I feel really honoured - thanks Chrissie & Jen!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!



  1. This looks simply terrific, great stamping too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. love those two colours together & I love how you created the shadow on the leaves. xx

  3. Such a lovely card, great stamping and I love that sweet butterfly :) Viv xx

  4. Those colours go so well together Nicole, and I think your lovely card definitely deserved the showcase.


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