Sweet Thing – Less Is More #401


I was totally inspired by the current challenges at Less Is More and Splashy Mix to make this card. I knew I wanted a stencil background and was super pleased to find this one, from The Crafter’s Workshop, called Kaleidoscope… however, I thought it resembled citrus wedges! I used Broken China Distress Oxide with a blender through the stencil to cover only a half circle on the cardstock and faded it out. The orange slices are from an old (2000) Stampin’ Up! set called Citrus and Such. The images were stamped with Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide. I thought stamping the sentiment in black would be too harsh given there were no black lines in the image or background, so I opted to go with Versa Clair Morning Mist, a midtone gray. I’m still not sure it was the right color but like the card either way. What color would you have used for the sentiment?


ETA: This card was selected as one of the Top 3 at the Unicorn Challenge blog!!!

I’m submitting this card to the following challenges:


26 comments on “Sweet Thing – Less Is More #401

  1. Fab way to use the colour combo of the LIM challenge – lovely card



  2. Fabulous card and clever use of the colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.


  3. Beautiful card love the stencilling and fruit stamp,great colour combo too.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x


  4. Love your blog name! And I love your card. The lovely way you’ve used the stencil to create a ground for the bright citrus is really appealing. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.


    • I promise you, I come by the blog name honestly! More often than not I find my mojo at the bottom of laundry basket. A bad day of crafting is always better than a good day of laundry, right? Nothing like household chores to make me want to get lost in the craft room! Now tell the truth, was the “appealing” pun intended about the citrus??? 🙂 Thank you for the kind words on my card! And I love supporting a blog that encourages crafters to use the not so new items in our stash!!! I’ll be back to play again soon 🙂


  5. Beautiful card and perfect for the colour challenge at Less is More. Thanks for joining us at Less is More and AAA Cards.


  6. What a superb card Karen! A beautiful use of the challenge colours and a great image too. Just a reminder for the future that at Less is More we have a limit of 5 challenge entries including our own challenge for you to be considered for a showcase. However I’m really pleased you gave us the opportunity to see this wonderful card.


    • Aw, dangit! I always forget that!!! The majority of challenges have limitations for entries, not number of challenges you can submit to. I’ve been following LIM for years and am frequently inspired to participate, though I don’t always make the deadline 😉 I either need to unsubscribe from your posts or make myself a BIG note somewhere!!!


  7. This stencil design was perfect for your oranges theme, and I think you were right with the soft grey for the sentiment, it works brilliantly. Such a shame you’ve linked up to too many challenges on this occasion, please do join us again.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


    • I always forget you have that rule! Dangit!!! Most challenges have rules about how many entries you can submit, but you guys are the only one that have a rule about how many other challenges you can submit to. I can’t seem to remember that!!! Sorry!


  8. Your orange slices look good enough to eat, Karen! Thanks for sharing your fun card with us at AAA Cards.


  9. simple yet so beautiful card. Love it.Thank you for joining our challenge. Best of luck.
    DT at Splashy Mix Challenges


  10. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our “Fully Loaded or CAS” challenge.


  11. Super fun creation…I loved the colors in this challenge myself!!! Awesome background and the oranges look delish! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!


  12. This is awesome! I love the amazing stenciling that has made your Oranges pop! And the colour combo is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT


  13. I love this. It’s so fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT


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