Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ART FROM THE MAIN HOUSE: Less is More Challenge #267

The challenge this week at the (Simply) Less is More site is to create a one-layer card that uses a sentiment as the focal point. 

I learned a new technique this afternoon and decided to try it for this challenge. I used a piece of sponge to soak up some paint I had squeezed onto my craft mat, then dabbed it lightly onto only a portion of the raised side of an embossing folder. I placed my card blank on top of the paint and gently rubbed my fingers around the back of the card to pick up the paint. It produces a soft imprint which I quite like. I used a stamp to create the focal text image.  Simple text that speaks volumes!

I hope you can find some time this week to get crafty and this challenge is a fun one.  You can find the details here.  

Thanks for visiting today and for taking a moment to leave a comment.  Both are important to me!



  1. Great how super CAS and still attractive this card is Kay! Hugs, Gerrina

  2. Love that saying ! And I love how simple this is and yet so effective !
    Mwah! Corrie x

  3. What a fab technique! The card is so effective and looks great :)

  4. Your new technique produced a great backdrop for the sentiment, it adds interest without taking over the card. Karen x

  5. Fun, striking and fabulous CAS one layer card Kay and Thanks for playing at Less is More this week. Sarah

  6. Great way to extend the use of embossing folders Kay! Love this technique!
    Lovely card too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Great design...thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. Great technique, Kay, and I love the diagonal flow across the card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. Love the distressed look of the embossing folder "stamping" - so clever. A great one-layer card.
    Alison x

  10. Wow!wonderful technique. Simple, yet it speaks volumes.

  11. Oh I love your card, simply wonderful, and your technique!!!!
    Never tried this... I'm going to try my dear Kay, thanks!

  12. What a great little technique that creates a lovely subtle result Kay - thanks for sharing . Your powerful words are a perfect contrast . hugs x

  13. So very beautiful in its simplicity.


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