Wednesday, 24 August 2011

LiM - Theme, Something that Moves

The Less is More Challenge this week is as follows:
Now onto this week's challenge which is a 'Theme' and we would like to see
Things that Move
This could be interpreted in a variety of actual moving component on your card, so a pop up, a shaker, a spinner, a charm, a tag... we could go on... 
On the other hand your card could have an image of something capable of movement, so the scope for that is almost infinitesimal!

Ok, My thinking cap did not have to be on for too long... I had quite a number of choices.  So here is what I hope will be the first.

Featuring the lovely Me to You bear

In fact this was a first on several counts:
My first square card
The first time I have used scoring as an effect on a card
My first successful decoupage image
The first time I had use Pinflair Gel to create the decoupage layers

In the past I have attempted decoupage images, but they looked rubbish and ended up in the bin as I could not bring my self to use them.

After watching a couple of Create & Craft shows when Pinflair was used to create the layers (rather than foam pads) I decided to give it a go... I was so impressed with the result that I then did another Me to You  decoupage image, and it too looked good.

In fact I am so proud of my success I even took a picture of the layers.  My main concern was the depth of the finished card as if it was to be sent by post I do not know how well the Pinflair Gel would survive (does anyone have any idea???).

Showing the layers on my card.


  1. Certainly lots of firsts here and a pretty card, but we forgot the white space this time!
    The trouble that I find with making cards 3 dimensional is that they have to have a large letter stamp on!
    I just invested in a plastic guide to test the thickness of cards before I pop them into the post!
    Sorry, but I don't know about the durability of Pinflair!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. What a darling bear and balloons! I love all the layers!

  3. Pinflair glue's pretty strong and durable - probably stay put even if your pretty card got mangled in the post!! Yes, it's that strong!

    Smashing card


  4. Lovely card, reall ycute but there's no white space for us!
    The card will travel ok and as long the layers are supported with enough blobs of glue wil be fine
    I personally cut a sheet rouoghly the same size as my card and use it as a sandwich over the delicate embellies, as a card protector.

    Good to see you

    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM Mandi
    "Less is more"

  5. Lovely card, such a sweet little bear with his balloons.