Sunday, February 3, 2013

LIM105 - Kraft and Kreme

Happy Birthday to Less is More!

It's hard to believe I've been playing along with this challenge for two years!  (Well, technically, I've missed a few weeks...but not too many!)  Needless to say, this is one of my favorite challenges and I look forward to Saturday mornings when the new challenge is posted.

This week's challenge is to create a card using the Kraft and Kreme (it took me a minute to realize that this is what I call "creme")....  I had to put my thinking cap on for this one, but I finally came up with a few cards to share with you all.


I cut a Kraft panel slightly smaller than the Kraft card base.  I used a MB die to cut out the flower in the panel, then cut it out again in a creme card stock.  I put some strips of score tape on the back side of the panel then paper pieced the creme colored flowers back into the Kraft (using the Kraft piece to fit in between the two flowers.  I then added a small piece of white copy paper on the back side of the score tape.  The sentiment is from PTI and was stamped in a cocoa brown Memento ink.  I popped the panel over the card base.  It's is so difficult to photograph Kraft!  I must have taken 25 pictures of my cards this week...and the Kraft always has a grey cast to it!


This card was made using the creme card base.  I cut the Spellbinder floral oval from the Kraft card stock, then cut a smaller creme oval.  I used one of the SU pocket silhouette stamps for the flower on the creme, the sentiment is from PTI.  I added three small creme pearls below the sentiment (they look yellow for some reason, but they really are creme IRL). The creme oval is pop dotted over the floral oval, which is adhered directly to the card base.


For this card, I used a creme card base and a Kraft panel on the front.  I cut the MB butterfly from the Kraft, then layered the butterfly over the top of the shape cut out in the Kraft panel.  I lifted the wings slightly and added a bit of sparkly with a Sakura clear star pen.  The sentiment is from PTI.  I used a deco corner chomper on the corners of the Kraft panel and popped the panel with pop dots.


Since I had the flower I cut from the Kraft, I decided to cut another from the creme to make this card.  This card is basically a one layer card.  I cut the flower from the creme, then just inserted the Kraft flower.  The sentiment is SU.  I did have to add a paper over the back of the flower to keep it in the card.

I was really getting on a roll with this color combination...I think I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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41 comments:

Chrissie said...

Oh my Susan these are all amazing!
I simply love them all!
Thanks so much for your kind words about our challenges!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
All fabulous cards .... Can't choose a Fave....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Craftilicious said...

They're all fabulous - the butterfly just nips it for me. Really nice corner cuts on that one

Tara

Valerie said...

Wow Susan I love 'em all!! It's a great colour combo, so elegant. Love that deco corner chomper, never seen that before:)
Val x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful quartet Susan, love how you've used the flower die and that large fancy oval is stunning. Xx

Jenni's Jems said...

These are all fabulous but must admit love the cards with the negative dies...love doing those too ! x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wowee! These are gorgeous! :0) Mo

Neets B said...

Wow, these are all fantastic. I really must invest in some dies other than just shapes for matting and layering, that flower die is stunning :)

Linby said...

I can see you really got into this combo. Fab cards, but breathtaking is the butterfly, must CASE that idea.
Linby x

Sandra H said...

Susan your cards are outstandly beautiful x

Carina said...

All THE cards are just stunning,Great job
Carina

Fiona said...

Susan, these are all stunners but I particularly like the first and last.
Gorgeous work as usual.

Kristie Goulet said...

I love all of your cards. This is becoming my favorite color combo lately!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

The kraft color is perfectly kraft on my end, Susan, and those cards are all superb!! I keep forgetting to do the die negative/positive with any of my dies, but especially with that poppy. I love it so much, and it's so elegant in the kraft and creme! Always good to see you and your inspired works of art!!

Karen B said...

Wow Susan you're certainly on a roll! These cards are absolutely beautiful and I especially love the positive/negative idea - so elegant.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love all your gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

Annette22 said...

wow, such gorgeous cards, love the die technologie
xxx Annette

Mrs Harry said...

You are so talented Susan. I used the same flower die but prefer how you used it :-). I will definitely try your idea with the butterfly too. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, Susan you really rocked this challenge! Your cards are all just stunning! I love the inlaid flowers on your first card and the way you've used the kraft flowers on your last card! Wonderful!

Anita said...

Stunning and elegant cards!
Thanks for dropping by on my blog and your kind comment :)
Anita

Lizy Bartaby said...

These are all so gorgeous Susan!! You have really outdone yourself! :)
Lizy x

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful CAS cards - each one, a beauty! Love the quote on the second card!

Bonnie said...

I love these colors too, especially after seeing these fantastic cards! So good to see you blogging again!

Cathy said...

Your cards are amazing Susan! Love the butterfly card and the sentiment. Would love to case this one and give it to a friend who needs it right now :)

Sue W said...

Each one is very special Susan.....Love how you use these pretty dies!

Monica said...

What a beeeeeeatiful array here. LOVE all of them, no faves, all brilliant.

Aileen said...

Hi Susan

Beautiful examples for this week. I love the flowers being set back into the card stock. It looks brill. x

Gerrina said...

What a great series of cards! Like yhe ones with the flower most, but they are all beautiful! Great idea to put the flowers back in another color! Greetings, Gerrina

Sue said...

These are such beautiful cards so elegant, I love the ideas x

Jen said...

wow i just love them all!!!!!!!! fantastic selection Susan!

Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm not so comfortable with this combination Susan but you have really embraced it! I love them all!

Kim S said...

I LOVE them all. The embedded flower is lovely and I love the ornate frame with the simple image and sentiment. Then I saw the popped up butterfly and was totally in love.

I have the same problem with kraft - you have described it perfectly. I have tried so many camera settings. I finally started playing with the "temperature" control in my photo editing software - just a very tiny little movement towards warmer and it works wonders!!

Anne said...

Hi Susan I really lovve the look you got by inserting your die into the diecut, those flowers look just perfection, so elegant. That butterfly is a great look too, hope you don't mind if I CASE the flower idea...

Karen M said...

Hi Susan, these are ALL fabulous cards, I can't decide which one is my favourite...but...I think the first one has the edge. They are all very professional. Kx

Judy1223 said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! Oh, my goodness! I think the last card of all is FANTABULOUS!!!!

Rosemary said...

holey moley, susan... each and everyone of your cards is absolutely STUNNING!! you really hit this one out of the park!!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Susan, sorry late commenting this week! :) Viv xx

Joyce said...

Wow--I came to congratulate you on your LIM shout out, and to pin your card--and look at what I got--all these additional stunners. Lovely.

Carol said...

It's been awhile since I've visited...clearly I need to get back on the wagon and visit more often! These cards are ALL AMAZING! Love every one of them! Kraft and cream...one of my fav combos!

diana said...

Lovely cards! TFS ;-)

Kristie said...

You knocked this challenge out of the park, Susan!! Love all of your creations especially the first one!

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