Hi everyone! The challenge at Less is More this week is to create Clean and Simple (CAS) cards that are also one layer (OLC) featuring time or clockwork.
For my first two cards I wanted to create notecard invitations. This first one is the masculine version on a Kraft card base. It uses a LaBlanche clock stamp in Versafine Onyx Black with a sentiment stamped in wonky letters using a Dovecraft Alphabet Stamp Set. Vintage Photo Distress Ink aged the edges of the card and then side strips were added with a Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen. Then the corners were chomped with a corner rounder.
This is the more feminine version. Neenah Solar White card stock was printed with a computer generated sentiment using My Underwood typewriter font. A free colouring page from the internet was used and cropped twice to just keep one teapot and one matching teacup which were positioned close to each other. They were coloured with Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencils but without using water because of the cardstock. Ink smooshing with Spun Sugar Distress Ink was used to give a softly splodged background. Shadows were added to the teapot and teacup using Promarkers in Warm Grey 01, 02 and 03. Finally, Silver Stickles was used to add groups of three dots here and there for a bit of sparkle.
Using Neenah Solar White cardstock again, I masked strips on the middle, very top and very bottom of the card. I stamped and masked using the LaBlanche clock stamp in Versafine Onyx Black. A sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings went in the middle strip. Then a black Sharpie was used to define the stamped edges. Finally, a Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen was used at the top and bottom to lift the colour.
At the very bottom of the page - in the hopes of sneaking the large embellishments past Chrissie's eagle eyes! - is my final card, a very simple interpretation of the time/clockwork theme. I stamped "Tempus Fugit" ("time flies" in Latin) in wonky letters using the Dovecraft Alphabet Stamp Set onto a linen effect card base. I then made two feathers using a mold and air dry clay. Other than filing the edges smooth, I left these undecorated and glued them to the card base using Tacky Glue.
A big thank you once again to our July sponsor, Kylie of Happy Little Stampers!
Do take a few minutes to check out the rest of the DT blogs because they have some fantastic cards to show you:
Anita - Neet and Crafty
Chrissie - Simply One of a Kind
Sarah G - Funky Fossil Designs
Sarah P - Sazzle Dazzle Crafts
Sharon - From my Craft Desk
Susan - BlueFogStudio
Thanks for stopping by!