Less is More week 295 - Thread
Hi LIMettes, welcome to another challenge with Less is More! This week we're asking you to make clean and simple (CAS) cards that include some thread. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. I've got two cards today which I hope inspire you - read on!
For this card I cut a panel from linen effect card stock and added an aperture using Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.
My lovely mum recently long-term loaned me her full set of Brushos - what a star! I took a piece of watercolour card and painted on a generous amount of water over the area I wanted to cover. Using multiple colours (Scarlet, Vermilion, Crimson, Dark Brown, Orange, Yellow, Moss Green) I sprinkled the powders into the watered area until I was happy with the effect.
I let the card stock dry naturally and then die cut a leaf using Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Tattered Leaves. To add visual texture, I spritzed water into my hand and splattered it over the leaf, then mopped up the water droplets with kitchen paper which removed some of the colour in small patches.
I glued the leaf over the aperture and stamped a sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink using my MISTI for placement.
On the heavyweight 300gsm white card stock base, I adhered some cheesecloth which I'd distressed first to distort it. The leaf panel was then stuck on top of the card base using foam tape.
My second card uses one of my favourite new stamp sets by Lawn Fawn, Jump for Joy.
I inked up a panel of heavyweight 300gsm card stock with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then splattered it with water to ghost away some of the colour. I then added some splatters in Wild Honey and Walnut Stain, masking the area of the card I wanted to keep clean.
Using Neenah Solar White 216gsm card stock I stamped the fox, a large outline leaf and two small outline leaves using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. These were die cut using the matching dies.
Colouring was done with Promarkers: the fox in Walnut, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Tan and Warm Grey 01, and the leaves with Burnt Orange, Spice, Honeycomb and Pear Green.
I laid all the elements out where I wanted them, then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. I then adhered some brown twine at the bottom using a tape runner on the back of the panel.
Finally, I mounted the panel onto a heavyweight 300gsm card base using foam tape.
As always, there are some brilliant inspiration cards on the other DT blogs so do head over and take a look:
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 visiting!