Less is more challenge 3

The third challenge from Mandi and Chrissie at the Less is More challenge blog is to make a clean and simple card with a spring theme.  We have been having a few spring-like days around here but I am not convinced that winter is finished with us.

I pulled out a stamp set that I rarely use and applied a technique I often use: masking.  I masked a rectangle area and stamped the flower and leaf stamps  several times always overlapping the mask edges.  I then used my new Faber-Castell coloured pencils to colour.  After removing the masks I drew double broken borders with a black fine tipped marker and added the sentiment.  The card base is white but has taken on a bit of a pink tinge in the photo.


Stamps: In Full Bloom, Simple Sayings
Inks: Basic Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White
Also: Prismacolor premier fine line marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils


21 Comments on “Less is more challenge 3”

  1. Susan says:

    I love the way this turned out! I really need to try masking more often!

  2. Valerie says:

    Love this stamp Heather and the way it runs over the edges. Nice and spring like hoping it stays for you 🙂

  3. Joan V says:

    I just love this card. How pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Ann Y. says:

    I love the way you masked the rectangle and added outlines. I need to give that a try. Such a pretty card!

  5. *Chrissie* says:

    Another triumph Heather!
    This is simply beautiful… and another source of inspiration to many I’m sure!
    I really LOVE this one!
    It’s great to see your submissions each week… something we look forward to… so see you next time!
    “Less is More”

  6. Pauline says:

    This is wonderful! I love the colour you have used for the flowers, and the hand drawn frame looks the business!!

  7. Vicky says:

    I instantly subscribed to your blog when I saw your cards. They are exactly the kind I love – I’m a huge fan of sponging and masking and coincidently have just acquired a brayer! What an inspiration you are!

  8. Suze Bain says:

    What a gorgeous card, your colouring is beautiful.

  9. Sue says:

    Lovely card, I love the image and the colour you’ve used for the flowers. Sue.x

  10. Wanda Gebhardt says:

    This is spectacularly (is that a word?) CAS. I have that set and have it out to sell; but after seeing this card, I’m going to HAVE to CASE it. My set thanks you for rescuing it from leaving my home.

  11. stempelomi says:

    OMG, what a great card! I love it!


  12. kerry says:

    An absolutely beautiful card..I love it!

  13. Jo says:

    Your card is stunning, I love it. Jo

  14. linda evans says:

    Lovely card. Must try out this technique x

  15. Daizy-Mae says:

    It’s a lovely card …..well done,such a nice burst of colour and great balance too :O) Viv xx

  16. Aileen says:

    Love how you’ve coloured your flowers and the masking technique and then outlining. It’s on my list to try sometime! x

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely card, I really like the masking technique you’ve used and the broken line border. Elizabeth x

  18. mandi says:

    Stunning card Heather
    You have created another winner!
    Thank you!

    See you again next week
    “Less is More”

  19. Bonnie says:

    This is so pretty! I have this set and never use it! You have inspired me to dig it out and show it some love! I love the masking and I’m so impressed with your lines around the design. Great job!

  20. Lynne says:

    Lovely card.
    Lynne xxx

  21. *Chrissie* says:

    This card has been chosen for our ShowCASe Heather…do email us and we’ll send your badge.

    A worthy winner!
    “Less is More”

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