Saturday 26 September 2015

Less is more Challenge #243: something shiny

Less is more Challenge #243: something shiny.

First of all let me apologize for the little star sequins, usually I can do plain and empty but this card somehow needed them and when I added them, they made my heart sing a little. I did keep it to the bare minimum thought... lol...

Today my boyfriend surprised me with a box of crafting goodies he was given/found/salvaged from a warehouse clean up...:-D
In it was a puzzle maker, which intrigued me and so I tried it and it punches a whole puzzle if you have the patience.

I had been thinking about the challenge all day and I thought I could make an engagement card with the puzzle pieces.
A his and hers piece. First I made them by foiling the puzzle pieze, but it was too shiny in a way, garish if you like, so I switched to glorious glitter paper.
Then I set out to find the perfect match amongst my stamps, but I didn't find any, so I made my own and printed it with my laser printer.

Rereading it I wonder it it should day fit together perfectly or fit perfectly together? hmm not sure, does it matter? I hope not...
I was considering to lift up the puzzle pieces with foamdots but the glitter paper was too floppy. Might try it on the other print (two fit on one A4 size to made two versions)
the blue stars are actually the pink/lilacy ones coloured with my alcohol marker as I don't have those really small ones in other colors, but it worked, so I'm chuffed ;-)

For more information on the Less is more Challenge #243, see this


  1. Lovely card and a perfect image/sentiment combination too


  2. Leuk gedaan. Heel simpel maar erg leuk. Groetjes, Ankie

  3. The sentiment looks great as it is... and I love all that sparkle!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Yummy, yummy and more yummy!
    Brilliant take on the shine challenge and I love those jigsaw pieces - so versatile. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Maaike those tiny stars really add to your design - and love that sentiment - what a super card!
    Thank you for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  6. Great work, Maaike. I think the little stars look perfectly placed, your super card is still wonderfully CAS.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More