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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Day Dream...

Over at the Less is More Challenge #271: the theme is geometric shapes and or patterns on a one layer card.

For my card I made a stencil by diecutting the circles in different shapes out of acetate, wish I had used cardstock as plastic is hard to diecut with those thin dies. What didn't cut I fixed with scissors ;-)

I stamped the sentiment from Viva decor ( qoutes) with Versafine ink. These are silicon stamps and they took a few passes before they stamped right (only used two of the set so far), got it in just now ;-)

I used the heat gun to heat set the Versafine ink, just in case...
I then sponged Distress inks through the homemade stencil (tumbled glass and salty ocean) trying to shade them a little to give them dimension.
Then I used a white Sharpie to add the higlights and make them looks like soapy bubbles, I thought that would fit the sentiment.
Few silver backed enamel dots (i think from Hero Arts, but I'm not sure).

I tried the stencil first with hexagons as I used dots as well last week for the polkadot  challenge, somehow those shapes looked weird ;-) Also too big I think, not leaving enough white space in my opinion...ah well always good for another card  lol


For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this



Update April 22nd:


14 comments:

  1. I love how you've graduated the colour in your circles making them look way more like bubbles

    Kathyk

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  2. Wat een gave kaart Maaike. Groetjes en fijn weekend, Ankie

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  3. Your card is very dreamy, love the subtle tranquil colours,
    Sarita x

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  4. Fabulous card Maaike. I really love it!

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  5. Line the dreaminess of this card Maaike! You've created the perfect soapy bubble to go with your sentiment. Lou x

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  6. Stunning card Maaike! The stencil you made is perfect (had thought of doing that myself, but wasn't brave enough!) and your delicate sponging is immaculate. I want to reach out and pop those bubbles ;-)
    Lovely to see you at Less is More again.
    Sharon xx

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  7. I love this card! Your idea with the stencil was so clever, and the shading and white highlights look so 3D and really fantastic. Gorgeous - well done!

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  8. Just stunning!!!!
    Do drop in and play Paru's Card Making Challenges ..'Anything Goes' April Challenge.
    http://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.in/2016/04/april-challenge.html

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  9. This is super CAS Maaike!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Maaike your custom made stencil is perfect for our theme and the white highlights you added really work well!
    Thanks so much for taking part
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  11. Superb pastel blue ! Loving your card !

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  12. Such beautiful soft inking, Maaike! I love the stencil that you created - it works perfectly. Great to see you at Less is More :)

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  13. Congratulations on the well-deserved SHOWCASE at LIM, Maaike!! Hugs, Darnell

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