Simplify With “Less Is More”

The Limited Supply Challenge today on Splitcoaststampers was to recreate a card done in the past and simplify it.  I chose to the Dirty Dozen Penguin challenge card I did this week and brought it down a couple of notches.  I stamped all the images in the same places and painted with reinkers and a brush just I had on the first card.  Instead of using Copic Markers for the icy pond I painted on gray with a brush.  I painted on gray for the ground snow to replace all the white craft ink and embossed snow done on the original. I used Liquid Applique to create falling snow and snow for the trees and ground area. I left lots of ground area open so the gray would show. There is very little sparkle on the Less is More card as I used no Iridescent Ice embossing.  I did add a little sparkle to the ice, star and sled runner with a Gelly Stardust pen.  I avoided the second green layer for the frame, did not attach any brads and did not pop up the frame over the scene.  I glued it directly on to the watercolor layer.  I have to admit I love the sparkle of the original card but the second one is really cute as well.  How can you go wrong with these cute penguins from My Favorite Things? 


Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Winter Blast, Happy Winter

Paper:  Garden Green, Real Red, Watercolor

Ink:  Brilliance Black, Wasabi, Red, Gray Banana, Mustard

Accessories:  Gelly Roll Stardust Pen, Liquid Applique, Coluzzle, Brushes, Sponges

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