Saturday, March 5, 2016

Less Is More - Citrus

It has been a wet few days, and the weekend is expected to be stormy as well.  So time to hit the gym, which is not my favorite thing, so I think I will reward myself by making a few more cards this weekend!

We just kicked off another challenge over at Less is More, as this is my first week on the design team!  Yeah!  This week's theme is Citrus (color not necessarily fruit images).  This is a perfect challenge for the first peek of spring that we have been experiencing here--at least before the rain arrived!

Here is my take on the theme.  Come on by and see what others have done!  We hope you choose to play along...

I started my stamping the balloons, and using a mask for the second and third ballon.   I then added the sentiment on the bottom.

I colored the balloon's with copic markers and added a bit of Wink of Stella for some shine.  I added a few stars and dots around the balloons.

To finish off the card, I added a few scraps of paper on some plain white card stock and popped up the main image on foam tape.

Pretty simple!

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White
  • Stamps:  Alley Way Stamps, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches
  • Copic Markers
  • Wink of Stella
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


  1. This looks totally jolly Susan, a real harbinger of spring colours to come!
    Welcome aboard the team!

  2. Yeah! Great to welcome you to the team today Susan and what a fantastic vibrant and fun card you've showcased. Love your colouring, perfect CAS design and as you say full of spring like cheer. Have a great week and hope receive lots of lovely comments. Sarah xx

  3. I love how you've done a background behind the top layer. It really adds visual impact while keeping things CAS. Very creative! Also loving the balloons with their hint of Wink of Stella! Congrats again on joining the DT!

  4. What a fabulous card for your debut Susan. Those balloons are really gorgeous and superbly coloured.
    Sharon xx

  5. The balloons, stars and bright colours make this a party on a card, Susan! So fun and happy. I love the bands of colour on the card base as they tie it all together. Great to be on the LIM team with you. Have a great weekend and don't work too hard at the gym :)

  6. The internet ate my comment twice! Ok, trying again... I LOVE how you've used background papers behind the top layer - so visually impactful behind the CAS top. I also love the balloons with their hint of Wink of Stella! Fabulous card!

  7. Love your bright fun card. Looking forward to seeing more of your DT cards. Karen x

  8. What lovely sparkly citrus colours Susan - can see the Wink of Stella really clearly in your photo x

  9. How vibrant and brilliant is this !!

  10. This card just makes one smile Susan! So happy and fun - perfect for a birthday.

  11. Welcome, teamie, and sorry I'm so late getting to you! Loving this party card, that font is just fabulous and the wink of stella just made your already vibrant balloons just pop even more x