Thursday, 7 February 2013

Love Heart - Less is More Challenge Card

Hello Everyone,

A quick post this evening but hope all is well with you.

The EM is still poorly but improving so with a little judicious juggling of my domestic and nursing duties, I managed to find enough time to make this card for the Less Is More challenge this week.

The challenge is entitled Kraft & Kreme.

The Kraft base has flourishes stamped with a watermark ink and spattered with a cream acrylic paint - the dregs in the bottom of a tester pot diluted with water. The heart - another freebie from Craft Stamper - is stamped on to cream textured card and then the word 'love' is stamped over that.

The inside is embellished with two tiny cream hearts.

Just one big heart on the back.

Materials used:
Base - Kraft cardstock trimmed to measure 9 x 4.5" and folded to make a 4.5" square card
Hearts - Leftover textured cream cardstock 
Inks - Versamark, Tim Holtz DI Pumice Stone
Paint - B&Q Matt Soft Cream 
Stamps - Sheena Best Friend Swirls, Heart free with Craft Stamper magazine, BoBunny Love Birds stamp set
Tools - fine tip paint brush, small heart punch

As well as the Less Is More Kraft & Kreme challenge, I'm submitting this to Di's challenge over Pixie's Crafty Snippets, Week 58 ... not only are the hearts made from snippets but the paint for the spatters were dredged from the bottom of a nearly empty pot!

Incidentally, Less Is More is celebrating it's second anniversary this week - congratulations to everyone involved :)

As soon as I'm done here I'm off to bed - it's been a long day and I need my beauty sleep. But before I go I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - 1st Man - who tells me that he wants to do some crafting - that is, once he gets his gardens done!

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


  1. Great card! Love that beautiful swirly flourish stamp.
    Good for you for getting the last out of the paint pot. The splatters of the paint look great!

  2. Lovely card Elizabeth. Love the colour and that fantastic swirl. Sorry to hear that Alan has not been well. Hope he is feeling better very soon.

  3. This is lovely Elizabeth... Your design looks great in these colours.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. OOOER, very clever - love the splatters! Did you flick whilst Bonnie was a safe distance away? Or is she now mottled too?

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Lovely card. I am finally getting into Kraft - I know at least a year behind the fashion!

  6. I love this! The flourish background looks so cool with the paint splatters and I really like the word stamped on the heart. I hope your husband feels better soon. Take care both of you xx

  7. Super fab Valentine card. I know you chose the colours to fit the LIM challenge, but I really LIKE the idea of a Valentine card without red on it!

    Sarn xxx

  8. Awww Elizabeth your card is beautiful the heart is amazing and the flouish is stunning too x

  9. Love the stamped flourish with the heart, great card.

    Sylv x

  10. What a beautiful CAS card :o)
    Jackie xx

  11. elizabeth this is so cute

    Sorry for my late visit!Thanks for joining us at our 2nd birthday celebrations this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"


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