Sunday, 2 December 2012

Less is More - Week 96 - Colour Challenge

Hello everyone - hope you're having a good weekend.  This week's challenge over at Less is More is a colour challenge and Chrissie & Jen have some gorgeous samples for everyone.

You knew it would be a colour challenge, we wonder if anyone guessed correctly!
We won't keep you in suspense any longer... it's
Very seasonal, very traditional...  what novel ideas will emerge this week?

My card is a fairly simple one starting with an 8"x8" scalloped card.  I wanted to use my new Stampin Up "Blissful Bird" stamp which matches their bird and branch punch.  I love the negative image with the wording.  I stamped and clear embossed the images twice using Always Artichoke ink and then punched them out.  I die cut a red and white bauble using my Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments dies and added a gold and red top to the white diecut.  The bird has been popped up on some d/s foam to give dimension as has one of the branches. 
I then added some red Liquid Pearls for berries.  I'm not sure if you can see it but I've stamped SU Flowering Flourishes using VersaMark Dazzle "Champagne" on the left side of the white bauble.  I embossed a piece of white card using a 8" Embossalicious e/f.  The sentiment is Penny Black Christmas Flourish stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler.  The holly in the corner is from an All Night Media punch.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Hola Karen, gorgeous card!!! what great idea the little bird on the bubble, i love it, fantastic colours, beautiful card Karen!!!
    A warm hug from Palma

  2. so delicate just love the image on the bauble
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. The bauble makes a stunning frame for the bird1 Very clever card!

  4. Great bauble Karen, I shall have to try this technique!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. goreous card Karen, love the whole design.

  6. Love it Karen so classy
    Xxx hugs xxx

  7. Lovely bauble Karen, the little bird is gorgeous I didn't know there was a stamp to match the punch:)
    Val x

  8. great little card karen

    Thanks for joining us this week

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  9. Lovely card Karen great addition of the little bird on the bauble


  10. Gorgeous CAS card! Love the little birdie! Hugs, Joanna

  11. This is very creative and unique, Karendipity! I love your sweet bird on the branch showcased by the bauble. You've added another dimension with the dry embossed background accent. Well done!!

  12. Super card, so elegent! xxx

  13. so very elegant and I love the holly in the corner!

  14. Really elegant, Karen, the embossing so adds dimension and the little bird is such a cutie! Anita :)


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