Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Less is More - 4 years old

Less is More is four years old this week and to celebrate their colour theme of pink and grey - I made them a Birthday card :)
I used:

- A6 white card blank, with each corner rounded using a Woodware punch

- a snippet of white card stock with the image stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' and a much loved Anita's stamp, with no name on it

- paper pricked round the edge of the image layer and also rounded the corners using the same Woodware punch

- stamped the image again (still using Memento 'Gray Flannel') onto a snippet of spotted paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Wintry Christmas' paper pack

- cut out the parcel pieces and paper pieced them onto the main image. When paper piecing it's always best to put the glue onto the card rather than the fiddly little pieces you're adding - a handy tip I got from Jules ages ago

- then just added the 'topper' onto the card using thin sticky pads

Happy Birthday to everyone involved in running Less is More, plus all the kind sponsors - long may it continue!

Di
x

32 comments:

Carol L said...

This is one fun birthday card with that twirling, spiraling stamped sentiment! Gotta love any presents wrapped up with so much love!!

jimlynn said...

Super cute and fun. That stamp is so cute and love the way the sentiment is swirled around. Great card!
Lynn

Cricutjunkie said...

I love and want that stamp. What an Awesome card the colors and detail are perfect. I am visiting from Less is More and am now your newest follower. Please stop by and say HI.
BTW-Your welcome was pretty funny especially the flower in the hair comment LOL. Glad I found your blog. Traci

Pippa said...

Great card Di, I am sure they will love it over at LIM

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Di.

Kath said...

A great card Di and I love that stamp - brilliant idea to paper piece the parcel.
Kath x

Kathyk said...

Smashing pink and grey make to celebrate LIM's 4th birthday - the paper piecing was well worth the effort

Kathyk

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous card Di and what a great stamp with the loopy sentiment
Thanks so much for playing along at our birthday challenge and for you kind words about LIM.
Sarah
Less is more

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Di gorgeous colours

Anne

Ann said...

Looks fabulous Di - got that stamp somewhere in my collection. You've made it look amazing.
Ann xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and brilliant.
luv
Debby

SARN said...

SUPER looking CAS card and just perfect for the LIM challenge and birthday celebrations.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Brilliant card! What a super stamp and I love your paper piecing.

vinita jain said...

Great card Di! I love the swirly sentiment and paper piecing, so beautifully done!

KandA said...

Fabulous card Di. That is a super stamp and I love the way you paper pieced it xx

Chris said...

Brilliant CAS card! Love the paper piecing and the stamp!
Chris
x

Liz said...

Stunning card! Great paper piecing - and what a lovely stamp!

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute, fun card. I love how the sentiment runs down (or up) the package. You did a fantastic job of paper pieceing. Thanks for the tip of putting the glue on the paper, what a good idea and less messy.

Jacee said...

Fabulous Diane, love how the sentiment swirls, a lovely design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pat said...

This is beautiful Di and the paper piercing gives it a pretty edge. The paper piecing is wonderfully done too. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card! Pink and grey is a great color scheme. Happiness!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Diane this is a gorgeous card. I love the design. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di is your card great colours l always like pink and grey xx

Kathleen said...

Just love this card, CAS and classy, love the stamp, not seen it before. As you should know I am a big fan of paper piecing and this is excellent.
Now the good news.....

I have bought a prezzie for Parsnip back from my holidays and it is still alive so after I have got it accustomed to the change of temp and found what it really likes to eat I will be sending it off to you, when I have found a carrier that will deliver it... watch this space.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Di. Love that swirly HB round the candle. Very nice.
xx

LesleyG said...

what a simply sweet stamp, and I always love paper piecing xxx

Jean said...

A super CAS card DI, perfect for the Less is More birthday celebrations. I really like the pink and grey colour combo.
Jean x

Chrissie said...

Thanks for your good wishes Di, it's really appreciated!
Your, or should I say our card is terrific!
Thanks so very much for joining our birthday challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is fab! What a lovely stamp and great CAS layout!
Lucy x

MaryH said...

Lovely card to celebrate this milestone at LIM, and some very fiddly looking paper piece work. Love that pierced trim around the panel and the swirly message banner over the top. Lovely CAS. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Super cute card!

Brenda said...

Well isn't this a fun, fun card Di! I love that stamp and the way the birthday sentiment runs around the present. So festive and fun!! Hugs, Brenda