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Less is More colour challenge - white space that's not white!

Less is More have a colour challenge this week. Cards for the challenge need plenty of 'white space' (empty, unadorned) that isn't actually white. There are some gorgeous entries already in and yet again I'm wowed by the collective creativity of the LIMettes!

Here's my card for the challenge. I wanted to make a pretty, fun card that a mother could give to a daughter 'just because'. Unfortunately, the colours have really bleached out in the photo. The pinks are much more intense in real life.





I used Sure Cuts A Lot 3 and my Black Cat Cougar to cut out heart shapes and a sentiment (the font is Italian Cherry Soda) from a layer of black card. I then re-cut the heart shapes and sentiment on white card. The heart shapes were coloured using VersaColor pigment inks in three shades of pink to give an ombre effect as they go down the card. The sentiment was coloured using Tsukineko Encore metallic silver ink. (I know, the photo makes it look white. Grrrrrrr.) The shapes were then all inlaid onto the die cut layer so the top of the card is smooth and flat, and the layer was popped up on a base card using foam pads.

If you want to play along with the Less is More challenges each week, check out the blog!

28 comments:

  1. Esther, stunning card...love the shape of the card, and your design is just great! Thanks for always participating at Less is More!

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  2. That's one hell of a card !! Great work !

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  3. That is such a gorgeous card, I love pink and black together. Karen x

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  4. Stunning card, the pink looks so vibrant against the dark background. Lovely design.

    Liz - LIM Guest Designer xx

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    1. Thanks Liz, and congrats again on your guest DT spot. Your card is fantastic xx

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  5. This is a fabulous card Esther, such a super design.
    Pauline
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    I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Lovely card! Loved those pink hearts, feels like it is raining hearts :)

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    1. Thank you! It was surprisingly difficult to get a 'random' arrangement but at least I have the cutting file saved now :)

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  7. beautiful, love the hearts coming down the black cardbase.

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  8. A total stunner Esther - you have awesome talent and love your originality and inspiration every week. You might want to link this one up at ATCAS too as it's 'inlaid dies' for their 2 week challenge. Thanks for playing along at LIM too. Sarah x

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  9. Beautifully executed, Esther. One of my fave colour combos and I love the tall card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. Thanks Anita! I'm going to try more black backgrounds in future x

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  10. Super card Esther, love all the sweet pink hearts too ;) Viv xx

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  11. A very pretty CAS card Ester. Enjoy the weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Sorry for my late visit this week, but time just ran away from me!
    This is really striking Esther, love the pink against the black!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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