Monday 4 January 2016

Less is More 257

Holidays are great! Back to work for the rest of the house tomorrow, although for me school is still off until February. Even so, I found time this afternoon to make something for the colour challenge at Less is More, which is to use NEUTRALS in a CAS card.

One of my daughters gave me a square, clear background stamp by Prima for Christmas and I was looking for a chance to use it. It appears in this card after I masked a circle shape and used it to create a ground for the other elements in the card. Such a pretty little stamp, although I couldn't find a name for it, only a number - which I've instantly forgotten.

Originally, I'd considered embossing the vertical Crumb Cake strip on the left. However, after I decided that the colours lent themselves to a sympathy card, I wanted a starker look so abandoned the embossing idea. I like how this starkness focusses attention on the image and therefore, the sentiment.

Update: Absolutely delighted to be a Top 3 Pick at Less is More!

Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Prima - unknown clear background stamp, SU Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri and Wetlands (for sentiment)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, Early Espresso candy dot, dimensional


  1. A stunning design, great use of the neutral colours and some gorgeous stamp images you have in your stash which work perfectly together here. Thanks for sharing at Less is more and Happy New Year.
    Sarah x

  2. Elegant in its simplicity, perfect for the occasion


  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful design, made perfect in these subtle tones!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. So pretty and eye catching. Great masking for the background. :)

  5. Lovely CAS make, super uses of neutrals!
    Thank you so much for joining us
    "Less is More"

  6. What a beautiful creation, and a fab idea to mask a circle for that wonderful stamp. I love the use of the deep browns, such a classy touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful - just perfect!

  8. Love your card, definitely a worthy winner. Karen xxx