Saturday, 26 November 2016

Less is More #304

Morning friends, this is my first of two posts today so I hope you'll
pop back in an hour when I'll be introducing the Rustic Wreath, 
soon to be released Christmas set from Uniko!

If you can't wait that long I've got a sneaky little preview here using 
this very set but there will be more a little later!

BUT first of all it's time to announce this week's challenge over at 

Less is More

and we are back round to our Recipe week! We'd like to see you use
an Emboss Resist technique on your card and there's lots of brilliant
examples from my fellow teamies at Less is More so I hope you'll zip across 
to the main blog HERE and follow the links to their individual blogs!

First up here's mine ...

As promised a preview of the Rustic Wreath set being released tomorrow
by Uniko and here I've embossed the wreath and one of the sentiments in the set
with Hero Arts White EP before blending various blue toned distress inks over 
the top. The melted embossing powder acts as the resist here. I've also 
spritzed a flicked a little water and perfect pearls mix - because I can't help myself
then added a few gems from my stash for added sparkle. The base panel is subtly
dry embossed with one of the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders.

I'd like to link this one up over at Timeout Challenges where the 
theme is Christmas with the optional twist of glitter and shimmer.
In real life my card is shimmering from the perfect pearl spritz plus I've
added some mini gems which certainly shimmer and sparkle in the light!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on my blog ... so here's another festive card

Again using stamps by Uniko: Christmas Foliage and a sentiment from the 
Rustic Wreath set. I've heat embossed the foliage with Ranger Silver Pearl
embossing powder this time and blended Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough 
and Lucky Clover over them to enhance the 'resist' stamping. To finish a 
die-cut frame using MFT Die-Namics pierced rectangle dies, pine cones from
the Uniko Christmas Foliage set and some red nail heads for some glossy detail.

Thanks as always for popping by my blog and I hope you feel inspired
to play along with our challenge this week.

Have fun!


  1. Absolutely beautiful cards Sarah! ❤ I loved the first wreath as soon as I saw it. One for the wishlist for sure! The embossing on the panel is a perfect touch. Your second card with those boughs and soft green ink is lovely, and I just adore the addition of the frame and pine cone! Gorgeous! Have a fab weekend x

  2. Both of these are just gorgeous, Sarah. I love blue and white on Christmas cards so am in awe of your first card. A beautiful blend and woooahhh, that embossing kept that one quiet! ;) And what a gorgeous blend of greens on your second card. And your designs and style just get better and better....LOVE! xx

  3. OMG!!! They are both stunning! I love the beautiful soft shades of blue revealing the pretty Christmas Wreath and the sun ray embossed background - wonderful! I do like the way you've framed the sentiment on your second card with the die cut and the branches revealed in a soft haze of green! BRILLIANT! XXX

  4. Fabulous cards, Sarah! I love the soft inking that highlights the beautiful embossed wreath in white - such a pretty festive look. Your second card is super elegant too with the pops of red and perfect inking. Looks like you are enjoying your Uniko stash at the moment :)

  5. Two beautiful cards, Sarah. The first card is stunning. The wreath looks amazing in white with your lovely blue inking. x

  6. Two beautiful Xmas cards here Sarah, love the clever stamping/embossing and colours you chose too ;) Viv xx

  7. I absolutely LOVE both of these Sarah, the colours on your first are so pretty and I love the elegant frosty feel it has given to the wreath. On your second I love how the pine boughs frame the sentiment, such a fabulous layout. Awesome inking and emboss resisting on both your cards. Oh, and thank you for showcasing Uniko too :) Hugs Bev x

  8. Oh my...stunning! Festive spirit soaring in seeing these elegant cards!

  9. Loving that shade of blue, very elegant x

  10. Wow, such beautiful cards. Your use of color is just amazing. Love them both!

  11. Both your cards are fantastic! I love the sponging and the new wreath stamp is a beauty. Great layout in your second card. Thanks for joining us at TO!

  12. Wow....beautiful cards and the blending and colours are so soft. Perfect. x

  13. Beautiful cards Sarah ! I love your wreath card, so gorgeous with this technique and this choice of colour ! Also love the second one with the delicate foliage of Uniko ! Perfect as usual ! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  14. Both really beautiful cards Sarah, xx

  15. Sarah these are fabulous!! I am in love with that first one - wow! You got the snow splatter perfect and the colour is lush! Thanks for sharing at Time Out! Jenny x

  16. Wonderful creations again this week. That wreath looks so beautiful against the cool blue- a really useful stamp! and I also love the perfect pistachio for the fir backdrop. Sorry I'm so late commenting Sarah but that knitting took over my life this week! xx


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