Saturday 6 June 2020

Less is More ... on the Border

The months seems to be passing by quite quickly ... in a strange kind of way ... here we are already in June of this very different/strange year. The easing of the lockdown in the UK  brings with it a different set of anxieties for me - I'm excited about the prospect of being able to visit family but equally nervous about doing it!  Oh well we are all in the same sea trying to work out the new 'normal'.

At least throughout we have had the regular craft challenges to provide us with healthy distractions ... which leads me to the reason for this post ... a new challenge begins at Less is More today.  

This theme is ideal for CAS cards.  My card is almost a one layer card if only I had masked the sentiment rather than adding it afterwards.

I used:
STAMPlorations: Bloomful
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Clear Embossing Powder
Zig Reall Brush Clean Color Markers

Having decided that this design could have been one layer I thought I would have a go to see if it would work ... here is the result and you can decide if it works:

I stamped and masked the sentiment before stamping the rainbow images around.  I debossed and embossed a pair of lines to pull the design together.  I am quite pleased with it but I think it might look better with a stronger sentiment.

I used:
UNIKO: Today, Tomorrow and Always TIME
Simon Says Stamp: Lots of Dots

I hope you will join with the challenge ... if you need more inspiration then check out the other designers over on the Less is More blog.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


  1. 2 lovely cards Elaine!

  2. 2 wonderful cards, Elaine. I love the black embossing colored with the Zigs. Really makes the design bold, and your coloring is fantastic. Love the more subtle color and rainbow effect on the second card. I always love embossed lines as well. Great card!

  3. Two super cards Elaine. I love the first one with it's bright colours and I also love the softness of the second.
    Lynne x

  4. Two fantastic cards Elaine! The gloss on the embossing on your first card is wonderful and the bright, cheery colours make you want to smile. I love the subtleness of the stamping on the second card and, well, as they are both rainbow coloured it's impossible to choose a favourite xx

  5. Two lovely makes, Elaine. I love them both equally, the bold flowers and colours of the first work well with the clean edges of the sentiment strip, and the cursive font of the second nestles so well amongst the colourful geometric flowers x


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