Monday 26 September 2016

the less is more challenge #295: use thread, with video

For the Less is More challenge,  wich is all about useng thread I created a cameo looking deer.

I started by stamping the sentiment in Versamark ink on a cardbase.
I then sprinkled on Papermania’s superfine silver powder and heat set it.

The I die cut the deer out, this one’s from Yvonne creations, not sure if it’s readily available, I think it’s a Dutch brand, but similar dies are available across the industry, I’m sure.
 I chose this one instead of, say the Memory box one I have woodland deer, as the antlers are less dainty.
For this technique to show you need a proper area to come through the die cut .
In the video I show you snowflakes and other Christmassy dies, but if the dies are too detailed, this technique won’t be as good ;-)

Any shape will do though, think of ornament dies, solid tree dies, igloo, etc.

I chose an array of silver and blue embossing powders as I wanted that frosty wintery snowflake feeling. Instead it turned out into a navy seals cameo outfit lol. Kidding I love the effect.

For this card I used the actual die cut, the little deer you see at the end of the video.

I used: Papermania superfine silver, Wow! Embossing powders in the colors:  frozen, iced silver coastal, earthtone blueberry.

You can use a little spoon, a straw end your fingers, just disperse the powders onto the sticky area in a random fashion.
I sprinkle all the colors first, then heat set in one go. If i feel one color is too dominant, I point away the heat gun and sprinkle on some other colors and then point the heat towards it.

Mount the deer with foamsquares and adhere it to the card base.

I used a hole puncher to notch the sides of the card and wrapped some blue and white baker's twine, I opted for a bow to tie it, but it looked to cramped, to I just used sticky tape on the inside to secure it.

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


  1. This is stunning, Maaike, so creative and gorgoeous to look at! I also love how you've notched the card to hold the thread in place which is a really stylish touch. Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More :)

  2. What a fun and eye-catching technique Maaike and love the addition of twine that pulls it all together. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  3. Your silhouette stag looks really striking in your embossing powders - a great technique! The thread adds the perfect finishing touch too. Great to see you at Less is More this week, Maaike :)

  4. What a lovely card. The colors are so deep and rich. Love how you tied in the theme :) Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. Lol loving the navy seals deer!!!!!

  6. Such a great technique, love the blend of wintry colours. Great twine wrap idea too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. I'm sorry for the really late visit Maaike
    This is a super thread wrap, it's a great idea to add notches to secure the thread too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"