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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