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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Less is More # 375

Hello there,

I'm so chuffed and honoured to have been chosen as the May winner for Less is More and along with that, the Guest Designer for the colour challenge. The colours this time are

which just happen to be my two favourite colours.

I've been trawling the internet and mainly Pinterest for ideas for background techniques and then remembered that Loll of Stamping with Loll has some fabulous tutorials on her blog.
I made this card using the water colour tissue paper technique. Check out Lolls blog for info as it's so easy to do but so very effective and there are lots of to chose from.

I used TH Distress ink in Spiced Marmalade for the background.
I made a window in the card panel with a square die from Spellbinders and the frame was made using two Stitched Square dies from Die-namics.
I used the colour chart from The Lovely Studio to get the right shade for Olive and made it by sponging TH Shabby shutters distress ink and Memento New Sprout onto a scrap piece of card, gave it a quick squirt of gold shimmer mist before cutting the leaf with Memory Box Flutter Vine die.
The 'Smile' is cut from the same piece of card using a die from Penny Black.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today X


  1. That background looks absolutely stunning! I love the way you used our colors, your card has such a rich, elegant look. Great use of dies too. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at LIM!

  2. A sensational card Lynne just oozing with decadent golden glimmer. Such an inspiration. You've showcased the technique off perfectly and it is a fab way to use the colours. Thank you so much for being a brilliant guest designer for us xx

  3. I love that golden "scribbling" in the background. Lovely card.

  4. Beautiful card, these colours look fantastic together. Love your tissue paper background, Cathy x

  5. A fabulous card. You have worked the colours beautifully, so rich and vibrant. I love your background.

  6. Bravo, Lynne! I was stumped on creating anything decent with these two colours, but you knocked it out of the park with this one. Beautiful tissue background, especially with the gold. Great design. Thank you for guest designing for us at Les is More. x

  7. I fell in love with your card as soon as I saw it in the DT blog ! It is so beautiful with this gorgeous tangerine and gold background! I love this technique too, it makes such stunning effects! And this flutter vine branch looks so delicate on it. Really stunning card ! Thanks so much for being our talented GD at Less is More for this challenge!

  8. Loving this, Lynne. Not yet tried this technique but you've shown it off brilliantly. Love the textured cardstock, the frame, the technique and the delicate die cuts. This colour combo was made for you! Thanks so much for joining us as our guestie! x


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