How To Play

"Less is More"

Less is More is a Clean and Simple challenge but what does

 Clean and Simple (CAS) mean and what are we looking for on your cards?

ONE main focal point
Lots of clean / open / non-patterned space
(often called ‘White’ space although not necessarily white)
Minimal or NO layers
Minimal embellishments
Quick and easy to re-create

Our Guidelines
Entries failing to follow the challenge guidelines may be deleted

Ensure your entry is CLEAN & SIMPLE
Please link directly to your entry not just your blog
Please link back to the challenge post in your own post
Please NO back-linking to posts prior to the date of the challenge
A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including ours
You may enter more than once as long as each submission is a different creation

May we ask for those with 'Word Verification' to turn it off please, as this makes commenting 
easier and also prevents comments not being left if WV goes unnoticed

Glossary of Terms

Clean & Simple: A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.

White Space: An area of the card which has no image, layer or embellishment. This can be any colour dependent upon the colour of the card blank.

OLC One Layer Card: One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock.

Inlaid dies can be used as a technique for one layer cards, where the die-cut image or sentiment is placed back into the front of the card base and a small piece of tape can hold your inlaid die in place from behind, yet the card remains completely flat. No additional panels/layers (no stickers, no die cuts, no washi tape etc) can be added to the front of the card base

Dry Embossing: Embossing folders, designed to give texture to your project, can be used for our CAS challenges, ideally covering only a small portion of your card around the focal point. Where an embossing folder is used to create texture over the entire card front this must be a very subtle / barely there pattern so as not to distract from your focal point.

Have Fun 
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  1. Thanks for providing such clear guidelines... and also for providing the "Help Info" link at the top of this page. I just checked if I had word verification turned on and discovered that I did! So, took care of that. (Actually, I wasn't able to change is using the directions you provided because I couldn't figure out how to locate "old blogger"- I am new to this whole blogging thingee! However, I googled the issue and found a site that quickly walked me through the process on my current blogger account. Will post that link here in case you are interested-

    1. Thanks for adding this useful Link here Kathy, we'll certainly look into it and apologies if our instructions were out of date. Hope you are all sorted now.


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