Less is More #405

Today I have a card for the current Less is More #405 challenge. They have a challenge where they pick and then you pick. They chose sparkle and our options were gloss, matte, pearl or chalky.

I really liked this concept and ended up making two cards (I’m entering the 2nd card to the challenge)- one with sparkle & chalky and the other with sparkle & matte. I haven’t made a chalkboard card for ages so this was a reminder about how cool these types of cards can look.

For my ‘chalky’ card I used a Whimsey stamp called ‘Christmas chalkboards 1’ which I stamped on a black card panel and then lightly sponged the white ink to look like blackboard dust. I layered the black panel on a silver sparkly base (hard to see in this pic).

This second card I used Catherine Pooler Design ink ‘Spruce’ and did 3rd generation stamping with a PTI ‘Watercolor wonder’ stamp. I then used a Stampin Up punch that looks like holly leaves (or reindeer antlers if you cut them apart – LOL) which I punched from vellum and 2 types of silver sparkle paper. I added a bit of twine for that extra matte feel and some splatters to give a bit more balance to the rest of the card.

I really love how this card turned out so will be making a few more in other colours to add to my Christmas card stash.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day.

7 thoughts on “Less is More #405”

  1. Gorgeous, Tristan ! Love your take on our challenge with these delicate and glittery holly leaves on these matte splashes. Amazing ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  2. Both fantastic cards, Tristan. I love the chalk effect on your first. I adore the second card, and everything about it. Love your paint swooshes and the colors you’ve chosen. Got a good chuckle from your holly leaf/antler comment. Love the vellum and sparkle and that wonderful little detail of the twine bow. Thanks so much for playing at Less Is More!

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