Tactile – Less is More Challenge Weeks 286 & 287

I was all over the Less is More Challenge as soon as they posted it and created a few cards, yet here I am just getting around to posting one of the cards in the second week of the challenge.


The challenge was a recipe and to make something tactile – something with texture, something that appeals to the sense of touch.  While my card may seem somewhat simple, it actually has a few tactile features.

starfish 1

First is the clear embossed background designer series paper.  The paper is white and comes with clear embossed designs.  This makes it perfect for sponging to any desired colour to reveal the pattern.  It also has a great feel to it. I used the Irresistably Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper for this card. I stamped a simple sentiment from the set Sunshine Sayings and popped up one of the words using a bit of Foam Adhesive Strips, creating another element for the sense of touch.

starfish 3

The next element that meets the recipe challenge is the Linen Thread looped randomly behind the starfish image, which is the final feature of tactile on this card.  The starfish is burnished to curl up the edges and then popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I kept the colours light and summery to match the imagery and left lots of white space so that the eye is drawn to the starfish focal point.

Thanks for checking out my card for the Less is More Challenge and be sure to check out the great cards made by the other participants.  We all appreciate comments on our blog posts, so please be sure to leave some love!



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  1. Fantastic card, Margaret! I love the choice of DP and the starfish looks amazing. The whole card feels very soft and fresh, perfect for summer! Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More 🙂

  2. Hello Margaret! I saw you beautiful Paper Pumpkin cards on FB and I checked out your website (from the watermark). I really like your stamping style. This card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work:)

    • Thank you so much for checking out my blog Julie and for your sweet compliment on my work. I sincerely appreciate it!

    • Thank you Wendy! Soft and delicate… those are the words I was looking for when writing my blog post and I just couldn’t think of them at the time! LOL

  3. Wow! I’m blown away by how gorgeous this card is, Margaret. The soft aqua with the neutrals is just stunning and you’ve executed it beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. WOW! WOW! and more WOW! I’m swooning and swaying over this gorgeous card Margaret. Loving the subtle BG and what a fantastic use of texture and design. So beautiful and eye-poppingly AWESOME take on our challenge. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.

    • Thank you Stephanie. I am truly honoured that my creation was selected as a favourite. Everyone made such beautiful cards!

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