Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Anniversary to "Less is More"!!!!!

Hello everyone: I've mentioned in the past that I've learned a whole lot since I created this blog, I venture into uncharted territories when it comes to making my cards and one of the most interesting and at times, challenging things I've learned is to make CAS cards. At first, leaving a lot of "white" space around a stamped image really made me nervous, I always felt like I needed to add a bit more of something, anything!! but, the Clean and Simple style should remain just that CLEAN AND SIMPLE so, slowly but surely, I got more and more comfortable with it and, taking a huge leap of faith, jumped right into it, with really great results.  Heck!! my CAS cards have been picked a few times by the CAS challenge blogs Designer Teams and I love it. One of this challenge blogs where I've learned this beautiful and elegant style of card making is "Less is More" and, to celebrate their 5th. Anniversary, we were asked to create a white on white card, (shhh!! being a fan of color, this was also hard, my hands were itching to grab my markers or pencils and color this image but, in honor of this fabulous challenge, I resisted, phew!!!) Here is my card.

This image is from a retired SU set called "Blooming Beautiful", I stamped the image onto a panel of Ninah Solar White card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW! Silver Pearl embossing powder, I love the subtle pearl shimmer, just beautiful. I stamped the sentiment, from SU Teeny, Tiny Wishes the same way and added 5 little pearls, one for each year this fabulous Challenge Blog has been challenging the crafting community, I've only leaned of their existence last year.
I embossed a panel of Ninah Solar White card stock with a Cuttle Bug EF for a bit of texture.
Here is a close up.

And here is a picture of the finished inside.

I stamped the silvery fire works and the sentiment images with Silver Glitter embossing powder, I punched the detail on top with a Martha Stewart punch.
Here is the banner that inspired this card.
It's a color challenge, WHITE ON WHITE.
Here are the pictures of the stamp sets I used to create this card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Mary Fish said...

I'm a big fan of white on white. This is right up my alley and so elegant!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, it was hard to leave everything WHITE!! but it does look elegant.

Sonny said...

Pretty ! I love the elegance of white on white did great putting this one together !

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, I really like the shimmer of the embossing powder.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Crisp, clean and elegant embossing with a superb striking image too. Thanks for sharing at Less is More 5th Birthday challenge this week. Sarah

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, I think this is my very first white on white card.
Happy Anniversary to this fabulous challenge blog.

Kathyk said...

Super and elegant


Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Kathyk.

Chrissie said...

Thanks for your kind comments Maria, I'm so pleased that you feel that you have learned something from us!
This is terrific... and with no colour either!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

That shimmery bloom is beautiful Maria, what a classy make!
Thanks so much for joining our 5th birthday celebration challenge!
"Less is More"

Linby said...

I love your wow card so elegant and that touch of shimmer is beautiful.

Neets B said...

A wonderful make, Maria. That stem looks so elegant in silver. Thank you for your kind words and I hope we can continue to inspire you.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chrissie, it's been such a joyful learning experience for me to participate in the "Less is More" challenges, all of you ladies are amazing artist.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anne, I've never done this flower all in white, it does look amazing.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Linby, this image does look beautiful embossed like that.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita, I get so inspired by this challenges, I love participating and seeing my cards in your gallery.