Thursday, 30 October 2014

Less is More Recipe Week #195: Newsprint

Yaay, it's half term and that means I get a little bit more time to myself this week and can do some crafting! The Less is More challenge this week is to use newsprint on your card, whilst, as ever, keeping the design clean and simple. I decided to make some newsprint rosettes from a page of the local paper using the large Tim Holtz/Sizzix rosette die. These were easy enough to fold but tricky to flatten out as the paper is quite delicate. I chose a page with some colour on it and decided to make my friend Jane a birthday card using one of the rosettes. Jane is a good friend who shares two of my other passions, for both Girlguiding and narrowboating.

The embossed panel was made using a birthday embossing folder from Papermania and I picked out the main colour from the newsprint to edge the panel. The card is finished with a computer generated tag using an old typewriter font and a button in the centre of the rosette.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
Less is More Recipe Week 195: Newsprint

I am also really enjoying making these 12 stranded kumihimo bracelets, having made three now! This one, also for Jane, is made with plum as the accent colour which was chosen to represent our Bridgewater Boaters' narrowboating colours. The other colours in the braid are Royal Blue and Williamsburg Blue to represent Guiding colours and Dark Grey and Silver which combine to give a neutral base.

I hope she likes both the card and the bracelet and doesn't see this post before I see her tonight!
Fingers crossed!
Stef x


  1. Really loving your card, great colour and design !!

  2. Great card, love your rosette and the bracelet looks fabulous, Cathy x

  3. What a neat rosette/flower!
    Super card.!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Stef both card and kumihimo look fab! I'm sure your friend loved them both
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  5. Loving that classy newsprint rosette Stef and super CAS layout too.
    Sorry I didn't get to you last week with being away but thanks for joining the challenge.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More