Saturday 9 April 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:


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


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

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

  4. Fabulous card Maaike. I really love it!

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

  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

  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!

  8. Just stunning!!!!
    Do drop in and play Paru's Card Making Challenges ..'Anything Goes' April Challenge.

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

  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
    "Less is More"

  11. Superb pastel blue ! Loving your card !

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

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