Saturday 23 May 2015

Less is More #225

Hi there ... yippee it's the weekend!
Yippee 2 it's a Bank Holiday one in the UK
Yippee 3 ... I'm off work this week!!!

Let's hope I get lots of crafty time in! 
But first let's introduce this week's Recipe challenge at

Less is More
Use some Metal

So here's what I did and it should come with a warning ... 
Too much fizzy drink isn't good for you &
Take extreme care: cutting up fizzy drink cans could cause injury!

I did manage several die-cut shapes and an embossed panel from one 
'red' can of a popular fizzy drink using my Big Shot. 
Incidentally my fingers are still in one piece!

Card Recipe:
Tin Can die-cut butterfly using Clearly Besotted Butterfly standalone duo
I've coloured the non-red side with some permanent markers 
Uniko Studio: Sentiment from Simply Said birthday
(heat-embossed with WOW metallic silver sparkle EP)
Vellum die-cut leaves, silver glitter card strip with gems & silver pearls for a bit of glam

I've used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge
so I'll be popping my card in there too.

 My metal items here are the red hearts which I've had in my stash
for so long that there was a thick layer of dust on them!!!!
I guess they are Papermania and are secured in place with red metal brads. 

I stencilled some silver ink through a My Favourite Things 'Grid' stencil
before embossing with Hero Arts clear EP to add some texture.
The sentiment is from Stamplorations: Forever After set, heat-embossed
with the WOW metallic silver sparkle EP and for a bit of bling some gems from my stash.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
CASology: Wedding

   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Using some more of the tin can I've die-cut the Eiffel Tower
using MFT Die-Namics and heat embossed a Clearly Besotted
sentiment from the Sunburst set with WOW metallic silver sparkle EP

The sky is created using distress inks in Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves
with the city skyline die-cut with Paper Smooches die and mounted in layers.

Ok I'm handing over to you and looking forward as always to what
ingenious creations you come up with. 

Don't forget to check out the superb cards by my other 
teamies at Less is More plus we've some exciting news this week!

Have a fun weekend and catch up with you soon.


  1. I love all three of your cards Sarah and the one for this week's LIM challenge is fabulous. The last one iis so sylush and the colour combination works beautifully. I hope you enjoy your week off work x

  2. Great work with your drinks can, Sarah! If I'd tried that I would probably have ended up with a red grungy effect! lol Love your wedding card, gorgeously simple xx

  3. All 3 cards are gorgeous Sarah, really love them. Amazing that your dies can cut through a tin can.
    I best not try this i might break my big shot and loose my fingers LOL
    Enjoy your time off, hugs Veerle x

  4. How clever and your mojo was flying here. My fav has to be the skyline, it would be perfect for the Purple challenge at Ink x

  5. What a truly amazing array of cards yet again Sarah... your talent is endless!
    These are all gorgeous, I must try die cutting a drinks can... how dangerous can it be? I will probably demonstrate!
    Fab stuff Sarah!
    Chrissie xx

  6. Great cards Sarah xxx love the Paris one xxx

  7. super cute, i don't have die that cut up tins, but love the effect and the red hearts are stunning

  8. Oh my goodness - I would never have thought of using a drinks can! Love the butterfly and the Eiffel tower. Must try it :) Your designs are fab as always. I hope you have a great week off - I will have to make do with the bank holiday Monday!

  9. In love with each and every one of your cards!!

  10. What a beautiful shine on that tin can butterfly! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. Love them all Sarah,but especially the butterfly one because...well Butterflies!! and butterflies in blue,made from metal-simply gorgeous!Your metal hearts look fabulous too!
    Enjoy your long week off :)
    Nessa xxx

  12. I'm always amazed at how everyone seems to come up with such great ideas for challenges. And here you have three of them! All wonderful, of course. I'm especially taken with the vellum leaves on the butterfly card that creates another shade of blue. (Cut aluminum cans scare me - I had an episode when crushing an empty one sharp it takes a moment before you realize the damage. Nothing permanent but scary at the time.)

  13. These are fabulous cards, Sarah. Have a great week off!

  14. what a fantastic set of cards!!

  15. This is such stunning art work, Sarah! I'd love to have you share it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

    Always Anything Goes - Great prizes!

  16. What a bunch of sophisticated cards! All so different too! Love your red metal hearts. Such a fab wedding card. Worth saving for such an occasion. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  17. Gorgeous cards Sarah, great idea to use a drink can for the metal! I love your cityscape card, the skyline is wonderful, Cathy x

  18. Three great cards. Karen x

  19. I never thought of coluring the back of the can. I'll have to try that. Well done for using your dusty stash.

  20. Fabulous cards, dear Sarah! Wonderful using of metal. I can't stop admiring the second one - the wedding card. Great CAS design.
    Enjoy your free week!

  21. These are all fabulous, Sarah, but I especially love the second card. Those curvy red hearts are so cool and are great against that graphic pattern! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  22. Gorgeous cards! The blues look so crisp and the vellum works so well with them. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  23. Beautiful cards, I love your bright, blue butterfly, and the clever cityscape.

  24. gorgeous cards! love the city skyline one, and your silver embossed stenciling :) Thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  25. Gorgeous cards as always Sarah - love the Eiffel tower and skyline! Brave of you to embark on tin can butterflies - I'm glad you escaped unscathed!


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