Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nursery Deco cards for Less is More challenge

Hello! Happy Tuesday! Yay for short work weeks! Friday being Good Friday and Monday being Easter Monday makes for a lovely long weekend of crafting hopefully:)
I decided that this week I'm going to participate in new blog challenges I haven't before, one's I've seen and like but haven't participated in. I hope I can stick to this plan as I still haven't finished those wedding invitations I mentioned in my last post, ugh.
Today I am playing along with the "Less is More" challenge blog. This is a challenge blog for clean and simple card designs which I adore so I had to start playing along.
This weeks challenge is to combine any three previous challenges into one creation. I have used week 59-Masking, week 68-Baby or child, week 215-Include an animal.
I decided to make some baby cards because my nursing partner at work is expecting, and does not know what she is having yet so I just made a boy and girl version, I'm sure I will be able to use the other eventually.

I did a lot of masking on these cards as I wanted to keep them one layer(minus the gems & pearls). I  started with 120lb card stock from SSS. I stamped my little scene from the Nursery Deco stamp set from Mama Elephant on both the card stock and some scrap paper so I can create masks for each image. I colored my images in using Copic markers and at this point covered them with my mask to protect the coloring and then blended some color onto the background (It's not very noticeable on the boy card but its a light blue color). I removed my masks, stamped my sentiments, adhered this panel onto a card base and added some cute pearls.

Copics used:
BG01 B00 B97 B93 R35 Y13 YG63 E55 E57 E53 C3 colorless blender

This card was done the same way of course just using some sweet girly colors instead and some gems:)
Copics used:
E53 E57 E59 E31 E33 C3 BV00 BV000 colorless blender

Hope you enjoyed my CAS baby cards! I think they ended up really cute:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies not mentioned below:
Pistachio Pudding card stock from Stampin up
Pretty in Pink ink from Stampin up
Bashful Blue ink from Stampin up



  1. Beautiful, unlike me i see you are very good in cas cards. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for stopping by at my blog too. Hugs, Veerle

  2. Beautiful cards-love how you have made that little shelf!Sooo sweet :)
    Thank you for stopping by my little Blog to say hello-i appreciate it,
    Nessa xxx

  3. WOW! Chic, classy, clean, CAS and gorgeous Shannon.
    Love the cute images which are perfectly coloured and placed.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Thanks for passing by. Cute cards! I like your cards, very CAS. I love this style, so I became your latest follower!

  5. They both are super sweet, I like the subtle background and the little accents, they look very soft and delicate, just for babies!

  6. These are darling! You created such great depth which is no easy feat one one layer cards. Love them both. Wishing your long weekend is full of lots of crafty time including trying some new challenges like your hoping for. :)

  7. These are adorable Shannon! I love the CAS look with the subtle shading in the background! Too cute!

  8. Super cute cards! I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday! I'm jealous you get a long weekend, I still have to work Friday and Monday - total bummer!

  9. Two cute cards Shannon. Carol x

  10. Both of these cards are simply adorable


  11. What super baby cards, I love that touch of delicate shading behind the images!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Gorgeous cards Shannon, well done ;) Viv xx

  13. Shannon what adorable cards, your colleague will love her card (whichever it is!)
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Less is More

  14. They are adorable, especially the tiny footprints, Happy Easter!

    Love and hugs

  15. These are both so sweet Shannon, beautiful colouring!

  16. Wonderful CAS cards Shannon and it was worth cutting out those masks to come up with such sweet cards.