Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Less is More 'With Legs'

I thought I would have a go at this weeks Less is More challenge, a one layer card 'With Legs'. The moment I saw the weeks theme I thought of this stamp set, Aviary (sadly, while this is Stampin' Up! it is not currently available in our catalogue.This was a gift from an American counterpart).  I was actually thinking of the bird cage leg as opposed to the birds' (do I get extra points for having double the legs?) I have had this set in my stamp cupboard for months and never gotten around to using it. So I decided I would 1) use a brand new set and 2) try a new technique. Now heat embossing is my favourite of all crafting techniques, but until this card I had never tried masking part of the image. So I stamped my fancy yellow bird first then created a mask from a post it. I then lined up my bird cage with my Stamp-a-ma-Jig and stamped with Versamark. I then heat embossed over the bird in gold embossing powder.

OK so its quite a simple card. But I think I am getting my head around CAS slowly but surely. I couldnt resist the one little rhinestone to embellish the bird cage though. I love these challenges set by Mandi and Chrissie and I love challenging myself to go against the grain crafting wise (I still want to glitter and embellish everything).

So thats me 'LIM'd' for the week. Onwards to Saturday and a new challenge.....

Happy Crafting ;0)


  1. Super cute, love the birdies long legs lol
    the touch of yellow looks FAB
    We've had a card with a 'zillion spiders' to they pip you even with your double effort lol
    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. I love the clean and simple style of your card Sarah. the bird cage is a lovely stamp :)
    Jenny x

  3. Super stamp, super card Sarah!
    What a lovely gift to have received!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Oh lucky you Sarah - I really hope we get this set! I think your CAS cards are beautiful. Vx