Saturday, September 17, 2011

LIM33 - Anything Goes

The challenge this week at Less is More, is to create  a clean and simple card...and anything goes. This week, Chrissie and Mandi are looking for 1000 cards to be entered....here's my contribution of 5 of those cards.  I will post them individually, but this way, for those of you wonderful folks who want to leave a comment...you only need do it one time! I do appreciate your visit and as always, I love reading your wonderful comments!

 Since I've not made a start on my Christmas cards yet, I thought that I'd get a few of them done today. This first card was something new I was trying.  I cut an oval out of the card front using a Spellbinder die.  The ornament was cut out twice (also a Spellbinder die) and I colored the top piece, added some small pearls, a little glitter, and some gold leafing  around the edges.  I sandwiched a thin gold cord between the two layers of the ornament and attached it to the inside of my card.  I also cut a "liner" for the inside to cover up the cord. It's best to cut the liner out of thinner card stock at the same time you cut the card front. If you do that, it's easier to line the two pieces up (ask me how I know).  I stamped a branch and the sentiment with stamps from PTI.  I also edged the oval with some of the gold leafing pen.  I lined the inside of the card with some green and stamped the sentiment low on the bottom of the card.  Not a difficult card, but a bit time consuming. Maybe if I made another one it wouldn't seem so difficult.

This second card was super quick to make.  I embossed the white background with an embossing folder, backed it with a piece of red card stock, wrapped some gold cord around the card and then added a K&Co chipboard sentiment with pop dots.  Super simple and quick...and I really like how it turned out. Definitely will need to make a few more like this.

The third card I made is absolutely gorgeous in real life.  I used some satin textured paper and embossed this Christmas tree on it. Then I covered all the embossing with glitter.  I backed the embossed piece with some red card stock and added a ribbon at the base of the tree.  Quick, easy...and just beautiful!  If you click on it you can see it bigger and see the glitter and shine.

These last two cards are just quick and easy. I love this format and use it often when making cards for Christmas, especially those that will be mailed and don't need a lot of bulk.  I used a holly stamp that I've had forever and stamped in grey. The image is colored with Copics and the sentiment is stamped in red and is a Papertrey Ink stamp.

I almost didn't post this one, but decided to go ahead and post it.  I love these little carolers.  They make me smile.  I stamped in Memento black and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is PTI.  To draw the border, I simply use my TH zero center ruler and just draw all the borders at 1/2 inch.

These are all my submissions for the LIM challenge this week. I sincerely appreciate your comments! Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time...

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30 comments:

Barb said...

Great cards Susan! I can't pick a favorite they're all so perfect. It's my first time playing at LIM and I'm glad I did! I might not have come across your blog if not :)

Chrissie said...

These are all fabulous Susan, I love the embossing folder you used on the second one together with that fabulous tag.Wonderful, wonderful cards.
Thanks so much for helping us in our attempt to reach 1000 entries this week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Five fabulous festive cards! My favourites are the embossed tree and the holly one. I love holly! xx

Kathleen said...

These are all fabulous cards Susan, all so different and all so CAS.
Love them all

Kath x

Carol said...

Five fabulous cards Susan, love all of them but especially like the two embossed ones. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

hi susan
Fabulous xmas cards ...love the holly one ....
hugs sylvie
xxx

Rosemary said...

wow... not one, but five amazing cards! can't really pick a fav...

Loli said...

OOOOOOOh Susan i can't to make one's, i love all them.Fantastic job Susan as ever.
A hug from Palma

Fiona said...

Crikey Susan, you've certainly been busy today! Your cards are all fabulous but my favourite is the second one, the embossing is gorgeous.

Sandra said...

Wow five fabulous cards l'm stunned !! you have done an amazing job on all of them truly beautiful!!:) Sandra H

Jenni's Jems said...

really great cards and hard to choose between them but my fav is the holly one !x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Susan, fabulous cards, 5 no less! You have been busy, I particularly love the embossed cards, always a favourite of mine. Good progress on your Christmas makes then LOL Gay xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Stunning....all of them! Nuff said!

TAM said...

Stunning cards, favourites have to be the last two

Bonnie said...

Wow, Susan, you have outdone yourself and each is prettier than the last! I think my favorite is the holly and then the carolers. I love those framed cards.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards, love them all!

Jenny said...

Hi Susan, what a stunning collection of cards, you've given me such inspiration :)
I love the embossing folder, is it a sizzix one? That classic black border always makes such an impact too :)
Jenny x

Maribel said...

all precious,

GinaA said...

Wow Stunning cards. Love the holly best.

Mandi said...

@Outstandign buinch of cards Susan
i adore the holly one
Fantastic!

Thank you for helping us reach our 'grand' total!
Mandi
"Less is More"

Linby said...

Fab cards Susan, I just love those carollers too - how unusual.
Great zentangling too.
Linbyx

Craftilicious said...

What a fabulous set of cards - I think the peace one is my favourite, that embossing folder is stunning and it makes a fabulous card.
Tara x

Beryl K said...

Wow Susan, you have been busy, stunning cards all of them
Beryl x

Fiona said...

Amazing cards - they are all beautiful. Love the one with the holly (and the peace one)! xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This group of cards is a real feast for the eyes Susan and I'm so glad you did include the carol singers - that card is my favourite!

Judy1223 said...

Susa, all of your cards are FABULOUS! I adore the glittery embossed tree (WOW!) and I love the last two clean and simple cards. No bulk for mailing...always a good thing! I have those carolers, too...I'll have to break them out again to play!

Ann Y said...

These are all wonderful, Susan. I especially love the ornament in the window. Ann

Lynne said...

They are all stunning Susan. I love the embossing and tag on the second card.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

Susan - these are just amazing! I do like the group of carol singers!

Maja said...

Love all of them!

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