Monday, 1 December 2014

For Chrissie & The Team Over At Less Is More

This is my final entry for the Less Is More #200 Challenge - 'Celebrate'  
This will be my third one and they must be getting sick of seeing my name by now. 

I am dedicating this card to Chrissie who started the LIM blog and keeps it running so we can all enjoy it and join in the fun!  I have always had encouraging comments from her and the DT.

This is a technique that I saw Jennifer McGuire demonstrate a while ago now and I remembered it, had the stamp set and decided to try and replicate the effect. To visit her blog click HERE

This is my card 

First, I stamped the sentiment in different colour inks and then, cut them in half.  The red one I cut a strip out of the center, then I cut four more strips of card the same width and layered them up. 

Next, I put the two halves together on to a card front and lined up the red, layered strip on top so it stood out.

Finally, I stamped the rest of the greeting underneath the main sentiment, in Versafine Black Onyx pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I mounted the panel on to a card with a strip of yellow card for accent and added a few sequins as it is supposed to be a celebration!  Maybe it would look better without?  The jury is out on that one!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment you lovely people, it is very much appreciated!  Hazel x

Supplies used:

Stamps - My Favorite Things, 'Celebrate Big'
Ink - Colorbox, 'Paintbox Primary's'
Sequins from stash


  1. Very nice composition, I love it!

  2. OOH! love this super clever and classy design Hazel. Great celebratory card and full of zing!
    Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. This is a fabulous card Hazel, I love your layered sentiment and brilliant clean lines.

  4. Hello Hazel

    A beautiful card and what a clever idea with the sentiment, the centre really pops out. Love the sparkle.


  5. Great design Hazel, I love how the center of your sentiments pops out. Greetings Veerle

  6. Yet another great card Hazel, love the colour and design. How lovely you made a card for Chrissie too,I agree she is so encouraging to us all ;) Viv xx

  7. That's so cool, I love the added dimension on the cold sentiment :)

  8. Boy, I don't know how they will pick a favorite. I love this one, too, Hazel, and am putting it in my "to CASE" folder! Hugs, Darnell

  9. LOVE it! So clean, yet so vivid with the bold print & colors. TFS that link...I like JMcG's videos, and guess this is one I missed. Good job on this card. It's beautiful & so well done. TFS & Hugs.

  10. Fab technique and what a stylish card Hazel!
    Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  11. I don’t think any one would ever get sick of seeing your gorgeous cards! CAS with lots of insetting detail, I love it!

  12. This is so beautiful! I really like the cards on your blog, I will be back! :-) Thanks for the sweet comment over at my blog,
    Take care!
    Hugs, Joanna

  13. Fantastic! Loved reading how you created this affect and I think the sequins give an extra sparkle to the celebration. x

  14. Really like this bright CAS card, Rebecca x

  15. Awesome technique for a CAS design, Hazel. Love what you've done!

  16. Cool. Love the graphic effect and the bright bold colours!

  17. A brilliant idea, this strip across Celebrate !! Fabulous CAS card!
    Rosi x

  18. Saw your card in the LIM gallery and just had to pop by and tell you how much impact it has; I love the technique you used. Great CAS celebratory card!

  19. Clever idea. Fabulous card x


Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x