Saturday, February 2, 2019

Thanks and Hope

Less Is More Challenge is turning eight! I can't believe it has been 8 years since Less Is More started up. Back then, I was just beginning to develop my cardmaking craft. I was all about layers, ribbon and embellishments. I made myself try the CAS style as a result of Less Is More's entry to the blog world, and over time, I learned to embrace and to love it. Today, it is largely my style of cardmaking. Happy Birthday Less Is More!

Our sponsor for this birthday month is Uniko.

Click HERE to visit the UNIKO store.

Bev, Uniko owner, is one of our wonderful Guest Designers. It's Uniko's 7th birthday month, so there's a whole lot of birthday going on! Check out Bev's blog for a ton of inspiration, and leave her some love and birthday wishes.

Also designing with us for this challenge are Chrissie Stokes, Co-Founder of Less Is More; Sarah Platt, long time LIM Designer and Challenge Administrator; and Sarah Gray, Designer Extraordinaire and owner of Funky Fossil Designs

My first card is created with Uniko's Originally Organic and Paradise Hummingbird Stamps and Dies. The floral image is stamped with Versafine Magestic Blue Ink, clear embossed, colored with Copics and die cut. When I was happy with the placement of the die cut, I adhered it to the card base and added the image. 

For my second card, I used three shades of yellow Distress Oxide ink and acetate to create the yellow background and added a die cut butterfly using SU Night Of Navy CS and Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies - CUTplorations from STAMPlorations

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog for challenge details. Check out the gorgeous work of the Design Team, be inspired and play with us for a chance to win. Happy crafting!


Susan said...

You make these CAS designs looks so amazing. Love them!

Nonni said...

CAS perfection, Stephanie! All the white space in your first card looks amazing and draws the eye to that swirly floral image perfectly. Love your image placement in this. The artsy bg in the second card suits the style of the butterfly super well! xxx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two CAS stunners, Stephanie ! Love these gorgeous designs with this beautiful blank space and the pop of colours of the two images. Really stunning, love them both. Have a fabulous weekend ! Hugs x

Neets B said...

Two gorgeous examples, Stephanie. The expanse of white space on your first card just lets that image sing, so perfectly CAS I love it! And the yellow inking on your second card is beautiful, a perfect subtle backdrop for that delicate butterfly x

Claire Grantham said...

OMG I love that first card, it is so beautiful. The white space makes the stamp/die really pop. Claire x

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Two beautiful, classically elegant cards Stephanie that demonstrate good CAS is truly an artform!

Kylie said...

wow, these are gorgeous Stephanie. I particularly love the first card with that floral spray in navy and yellow! xx