WCMD - and Less is More

World Card Making Day has had loads of publicity on the internet this weekend, and although it was technically yesterday, I'm finally getting organised enough to post a card or two for this special occasion.  The challenge at Less is More today is a colour one - turquoise and lilac!  A beautiful combination, shown off superbly by the design team members.

 So the first is the one that I'll be entering in this challenge, but the second is a bonus!  I loved the colour combination so much that I decided to make two cards - both images are from the same set, which includes the gorgeous sentiment stamps.

The stamp set was a freebie included in a recent publication:  Cardmaking in Easy Steps, Issue 17.  It is an Australian magazine, and I love that their photopolymer stamps are of a very good quality - I think you can see that with the crisp sentiments.

card recipe:  white heat emboss the image, mask the circle and use the following Distress Inks to sponge - Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers.  The sentiments were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

For both cards, I used Stampin' Up! 5 x 3.5" notecards, and they are both one layer cards - so I think I'll be making more of these for my donations to Caring Hearts Card Drive this year.


  1. Wow, these cards are so pretty. Your soft ink blended is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. Wow Ann; both are beautiful! The embossing looks great on the LIM-colours! And the christmascard in your next post is so different; like the shape and colours!

  3. Great cards - lovely for christmas

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous Ann, what lovely use of the challenge colours to create perfectly soft, pretty and CAS looks to the cards. Those stamps are fantastic - great choice! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More :)

  5. These are so beautiful Ann and you've blended the 2 colours brilliantly. They make the perfect Christmas combo and a change from the traditional colours. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  6. Two delightful makes but my personal fave is the first, with the trees


  7. Two fab cards Ann, I love this subtle inking!
    Great layouts too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Gorgeous cards. I might have to pop into the newsagents to take a peek at that publication. I tend to stay away due to my lack of self control!

  9. Two wonderful cards. Have a nice day, Ankie

  10. Two beautifully delicate blended designs, Ann. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and I'm so glad my card inspired you this week :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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