Wednesday 11 February 2015

Less is More 4 year anniversary

Good afternoon bloggers.
Unusual for me to be posting on a Wednesday but I made this card earlier in the week and only just got around to posting.
Over at Less is More they are celebrating their 4th year with their challenge blog. 

It was one of the first challenges where I felt I was at home. I was trying to find my style, many cards at the challenges I had come across in the early days were very busy. Now I'm not knocking that style but I was never happy layering it all on and it costs the earth to post a card like that! So when I found Less is More it was a relief to find a home from home so to speak. So I just had to play along to say thanks for inspiring me to bring forth my inner CAS!
The theme for this challenge is -


I have seen lots of cards over the last couple of years that have used this colourway, especially dark grey and vibrant pink. So this is my version -

I stamped a Dylussions background stamp in Versamark over the grey card panel then embossed in clear. The HAPPY from my STAMPlorations Boxed Bloom set was stamped then embossed in white and the BIRTHDAY was die cut using my MFT alphabet dies in bright pink Bazzil. To feminize it a little I added a few beads and crystals before mounting it onto a plain white base card.

I shall also enter the challenges at :-

Thanks for calling around, hope to see you back again soon.


  1. I saw your gorgeous card at Less is More and wanted a closer look! Beautiful!

  2. This is so rich and striking, Jules! I love that embossing and the deep gray with the vibrant pink!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I love your dark grey White Space on this one.... I like clear embossing to add interest too!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
    "Less is More"

  4. Very beautiful embossing, I like the striking pink.

    Warm hugs

  5. LOOOOOVE everything about this. I'm a layerer myself, mostly because I can't seem to get away from it. :) But when I see stunning creations like this, it makes me wish I could create it! Love how you've clear embossed the background.

  6. So cool - great background and the pink makes it pop!

  7. Beautiful design Jules. LOVE the dark gray and bright pink together. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

    Love it. Striking, CAS yet full of detail and zing.
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  9. That's lovely. Would work well done in any of my family room colours instead of the pink, don't you think?

  10. LOVE that clear embossed background, Julie. It's really beautiful and then your happy birthday just pops off the card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  11. Love the embossing on this. Great idea!

  12. So very striking! Love the interest that embossing adds.

  13. This looks so cool ! Love it

  14. Awesome effect from that embossing Julie, fab card and glad LIM has inspired you!
    Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
    Less is More

  15. Very nice card. Great idea with clear embossing, deeper black background. Great card for men.


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