Thursday, September 10, 2015

LIM 240, Happy Little Stampers, and Merry Monday

I'm running behind getting my photos taken again!  I finished the cards on Sunday, but somehow my week has just slipped away!

The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using green and gold. As usual, I have several cards to share with you.  Here goes....

 For this first card I used the September sketch from Happy Little Stampers, so I'll put putting it there too.  I fell in love with this sketch.  I used card stock in several shades of green to fill in some of the rectangles formed when I added the thin green strips.  The sentiment is from PTI and is heat embossed in gold. The finished panel was adhered on a white card base and popped up using fun foam.

This second card I cut using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  I cut the holly in the white panel then put a piece of dark green card stock behind it.  I also cut just the berries from some gold foil paper and then popped those dots over the holes in the original cut.  The sentiment is from SU.  I believe I'll enter this card in the Merry Monday Challenge also, as they are requesting cards with "holly".

This card did not look like what I had in my mind when I started it!  I inked up some card stock with several shades of green DI, then cut a stitched circle with a SSS die.  For the ornament, I heat embossed a background in gold on some white card stock, then cut out the ornament with a Spellbinder die.  I added a bow at the top and popped the ornament on the green background.  The sentiment doesn't really show up very well...but it's heat embossed in gold also.  I used the large rectangle stitched die to create the stitched border on the card base.

It's always exciting to me when I can create a card that fits more than one challenge!  I'm usually amazed when I accomplish it too!  Which card is your favorite?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic set of cards Susan, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Anne said...

What a bunch of gorgeousness Susan - looks like you loved the colour combi as much s I did!
Hard to choose a favourite, but I do love those thin strips and the graphic design of the first...
Thank you for joining our colour challenge
Less is More

Tanja said...

love the embossed sentiment on your graphic card - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers September Sketch Challenge

Jan Clothier said...

Great set of cards, but I love the Mondrian-like card at the top. It's a stunner!

Birgit said...

A beautiful trio of cards! Love your creation of the September sketch! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge.

Faith A said...

Beautiful cards and great designs Susan

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! What a busy bee Susan!
3 stunning, CAS-tastic and striking green and gold makes.
I particularly love the clean die-cuts to the 2nd one with the holly!
Just beautiful and Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Susan, I particularly like the Mondrian inspired one!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bonnie said...

Three fantastic cards, Susan! Love how you did the geometric card and the holly! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Just love your holly card, Susan! Love the CAS style and the design! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Gloria Lee said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
I love your gold embossing !
Thanks for playing at Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge!

Neets B said...

Three fabulous makes, Susan, and all very different. Great blending on your third card but I think the holly card is my favourite, so clean and crisp.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Susangail Powell said...

Fantastic cards! I especially love the holly one!

Kylie said...

Susan! This is brilliant. I love that you kept your colours neutral for the sketch challenge. The gold embossing is the star! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Deborah Frings said...

I do like all these lovely shades of green. And I think my favourite it the first one - great use of the sketch! xx


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