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Saturday, 20 May 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!



Hello friends!
One week goes by so quickly that it's again time to make CAS cards for Less Is More! This time our theme is "Geometric". There's many possibilities to go with it and our DT and talented guest designer Julie are showing you fantastic samples in the challenge blog HERE and in their personal blogs as well. We are very happy to be sponsored by Uniko. Play along following our guidelines and you could be a monthly winner! 


Card 1 : Aurinkoa Päivääsi 


Entering this card to following challenges:





My first card is a one layer with stamped flower image (Woodware) and hand-drawn border. I've colored the image with Copics. I left the vase unshaded and just shaded the flowers -I think this made them pop nicely when the vase is just "blocks of color". I love love love this stamp! I hadn't been coloring on this specific blending card for a while and it was acting up on me a bit... I used the good old "cover it all with Wink Of Stella"-trick to make the blending look flawless after I was all done with Copics. The shimmer really hides your small mistakes nicely... And the shimmer and shine look very pretty IRL! "Aurinkoa Päivääsi" is Finnish language and translates to something like "Sunshine to your day". This must be one of my personal favorites from the cards I've made lately, the stamp is so gorgeous and fun and fast to color in. Isn't it great when you make something that comes together fast and still has quite a lot of impact! 

Card 2 Happy Birthday


I'm entering:

My second geometric card is made with a small circle stamp (stamped three times to form a short of triangle) and a Hero Arts sentiment die + stamp. I did the hidden die cut technique which is quite new to me but I'm already rather obsessed with it... Get ready seeing a lot more of this technique in the future! I die cut the sentiment 5 times so it's very sturdy. The layers are from black card, that helped to get the sentiment pop from the card more. 

I really enjoyed making my geometric cards and now I can't wait to see what you will create! Happy crafting! 

23 comments:

  1. Nonni, I love your first card. Such a great stamp and I love the way you added just come colour. I often pick up these large Woodware stamps but don't know how I would use them but this is awesome, I'll think again next time I see one :) And the circle designs with your popped up die looks really dramatic. Two great cards. Hugs xx

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  2. Love your Mondrian style vase of flowers, not seen that stamp and the raised happy in the second. Thanks for having me guest this week. :)

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  3. Wow, that first card is stunning, Nonni! I love the image and the way that you have colour just to the vase. Really stylish. The hidden die cut sentiment on your second card looks really cool and adds great dimension to your CAS design. Have a great weekend x

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  4. Fabulous cards Nonni ! I LOVE this modern look of the wonderful vase of flowers and it contrats so well with the flowers coloured in grey ! Really amazing card ! And this triangle of crossed circles is so creative ! I also love the technique of hidden die cut but till now I did not have word dies big enough to try it ! Two fab cards for this new challenge ! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great WE !xx

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  5. Both of your cards are wonderful. Love how you incorporated the colors in your first card.

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  6. I have that first stamp but it hadn't seen ink yet! Didn't even think of using it for this. Your card is lovely.

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  7. Fabulous cards, Nonni. That stamp on your first card is so unique and I love the translation. Great colour choice. Your second card with stamping the circles in a triangular fashion and finishing it off with the hidden die cut sentiment - brilliant! Love that technique. Have a great WE.

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  8. Wow, so creative! Love your designs this week!

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  9. That vase is AWESOME! What a brilliant design with the geometric lines - even the flowers look geometric with their stylized lines. Totally fabulous! And I too love the hidden die cut technique so your second card really appeals to me. Great idea to use black card stock layers for extra definition - it looks super. Love it! Have a great weekend x

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  10. Love the vase of flowers! And I love that the flowers are gray...makes the vase really pop! Two great cards!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for linking up at a2z!

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  12. Very creative takes on the challenge

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  13. Two bjeauties (as we say here)! Love that first stamp and the colours (that one goes on my wishlist for sure! And did you use a Crealies stamp on your 2nd card? That is one of the most beautiful circklestamps I have seen until now and I am glad to see it outside the Netherlands.... Enjoy the sunny day!

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  14. Two great cards. Love the vase of flowers.

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  15. What exquisite cards you made this week Nonni! That top one reminds me so much of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's artwork. Great idea to only shade the roses and leave the vase as flat coloured because it really makes the roses look like they are coming forward out of the card. Love the swirly circles on the second card with the camouflage part of the sentiment. Absolutely gorgeous xx

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  16. Gorgeous cards, Nonni! Love the vase and flowers in lovely color for the first card. And, second card has great dimension and interest with the circles and sentiment!

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  17. Your cards are amazing!! I LOVE your graphic style on both these cards. The first one is just so cool with that vase. I feel like I am looking at a painting!! The second one is so fun with the circles!!

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  18. Two simply amazing cards...love them both. What an incredible design!

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  19. Fabulous inspiration Nonni!

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  20. What a fabulous card with the vase and flowers. Stunning

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  21. Your cards are so cool! Love that graphic vase! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

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  22. So cool. Love the modern look. So glad you joined us at Z2Z.

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