Monday, May 9, 2022

Just Add Ink #602 & Less Is More #464

I'm joining in a couple of more challenges today. Let's start with Just Add Ink #602 - Choose 2. I came across the KatScrappiness Condensed Number Dies in my stash, and wanted to use them for my card.  I love these numbers!  They are so big, but still work perfectly on cards!

For my choices, I picked stenciling and embossing.  I used a Dylusions stencil that I have had for years.  I think I have used it once before - sheesh - and naturally, it is no longer available.  However, I still loved the number portion!

I used Peacock Feathers, and Jaded Jeans Oxide inks, and sponged a top and bottom on the numbers.  Then, I took my Versamark ink and smooshed that over the stencil onto the numbers.  Once I had good coverage, I heat embossed them in Simon Says Clear Embossing Powder. [You can see it in the photo].  I like the texture it gives the background.  I cut the happy and 55, layering both 3 times for dimension, and adhered these onto the embossed background - after I cut a square frame.  This card is a 4x4.


I went on to play in the Less is More Challenge #464 - Use a Tag.  I have said it before, but it bears repeating - I LOVE TAGS ON CARDS!  I love including a small gift when I send cards, and a tag works perfectly!

I started with a tiny die cut, added the adorable tiny hearts [layered 3 times], added some fun twine, and adhered to the middle of the card.

I knew I needed tiny sentiments, so to the rescue, Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments, and Oh Gnome.  I have to say, this card totally makes me smile! This won SHOWCASED.

Thanks Challenges - I had fun!

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*Vicki* said...

These are both so fun and super cute! Love the way you've done your numbers in the background!

LeslieT said...

Love both of these cards! Something funky is going on with Follow.It again - got a server error when I clicked on the link in my email and had to type in your blog URL to get here. I discovered this morning that I wasn't getting any notifications on another friend's blog. Again. Follow.It is horrible and I wish people weren't using them. I'm hearing a lot of complaints from other people too. *sigh*

Lisa Elton said...

Love the big numbers too, Vicki and those tiny hearts are super sweet on that tag!

Chantell Randall said...

Hey great cards - I love how you used the Stenciling and Embossing on the same part of your card - what a great effect. Love the two colours in the stencil too. Chantell Just Add Ink

Valérie said...

I absolutely love your 2nd card with the small tag and the tiny hearts! Adorable! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Less is More! Stay safe and keep crafting! xx

Denita Wright-Smee said...

A great combination, Vicki. A beautiful card! Thankyou for joining in with our JAI 'Just Choose Two' Challenge. D x said...

Two fantastic cards the first is so bold and dynamic and love the embosssing.The second a superb CAS creation and love those adorable hearts.


Laurie Unger said...

Love the tag card! clean and simple perfection! Thanks for sharing this over at Less Is More.