Saturday 18 July 2020

Less is More ... Christmas in July

Good morning, I hope you are all well and settling in to the new 'normal' whatever that might be!!

Today we see the start of a new challenge at Less is More ... and it is a 'favourite' ... one layer challenge with the theme of Christmas!  If you are anything like me you need all the encouragement possible to get making Christmas cards early in the year.

I took one of my favourite stamp sets and a simple design to create this:

I created a mask first and then stamped the main image, masked it and stamped the other two images before water colouring with distress inks.  I drew the border and added the sentiment.

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Poinsettia
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin
Versafine - Onyx Black

I hope that you will be inspired to join in with the challenge and remember to check out the main blog for more inspiring cards from the design team.

Keep well and stay safe!


  1. Now that is really clever Elaine! I honestly thought these were stamps with the borders attached and I was so surprised to read that you added the borders yourself. Fantastic work! Love the contemporary design too. xx

  2. What a fabulous design. I love this, and I too was surprised to see that you drew the borders. Fabulous card.

  3. Elaine, this is wonderful! Your masking is perfect and your hand drawn borders created such a great design! xx

  4. Apologies for being so late visiting, Elaine. What a brilliant design for a one layer, the masking and hand drawn borders is so inspiring, and I love the selective colouring x


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