Saturday, December 3, 2011

Less is More Week # 44

Less is More Colour Challenge Green. The sponsor for this challenge is: "The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop". 
An online store supplying a good selection of quality ribbons, twine, rubber stamps and embellishments for all of your crafting needs. 

I like doing LIM for the clean and simple card. Once designed it's quick and easy to reproduce, and allows for subtle changes. Change the color the sentiment or an embellishment...totally different. 

In the May issue of Card Maker Magazine - Beth Pingry featured 3 different cards showcasing front doors. So that's been on my list...  recreate a door card for a Christmas card.

Since "green" is the color challenge I used that for the base of the card. I cut and scored the panels for the front door and attached them with adhesive. A green wreath wouldn't work on a green door so I colored, stamped and cut out the poinsettias, then covered them in Glossy Accents for a lovely sheen and to enhance the colors. The sentiment printed on white card stock is mounted on red and green  then hung by a golden ribbon. I used a gold brad as door knob on top of a scrap of outline sticker to resemble the hardware. Then added another little "inny" scrap to mimic a keyhole. So fun. 

Here's the first door card I made in chocolate brown. I cut and scored the panels for the door. I used 12 pine bough punch cuts on a circle to create the wreath. Red stickles to mimic the berries and a red paper bow with a tiny brad.  Again a brad for the door knob over a gold inny sticker and scrap for keyhole.

I'm surprised how different they look. They're both the same size yet the green door has the flowers mounted higher and so it looks wider. Do you have a preference?

I'm sure I could make several different versions of this card. Spring- Summer -Winter or Fall.  Tall and slim, arched window, cut out windows...the possibilities are endless. I hope I remember to do that;)

No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence

Be well my friends and followers....craft on! Carole


  1. I love the door layouts! Great cards which convey the "Christmas " message as soon as you look!

  2. Doors are a great idea!
    May have to try it!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

  3. That's a super green door

    Thanks so much Carole, good to see you
    mandi LIM

  4. The door cards convey a visual WELCOME so well and immediate. Brilliant idea for Less is More week 44. So concise and creative, too. One great idea inspires another - perhaps windows, too? That could be fun to do. Perhaps doors or windows open to reveal a bit of a mystery peek at something? Play peekaboo! And, since you asked, I preferred the green door of course. It had music behind it. Be well. You are swell!

  5. Great idea - doors are always open at Christmas aren't they? Like all the cards but the green one is my fave!

  6. Fabulous, I love your design and these doors are wonderful Karen x

  7. Great idea, I have to try this. I love the card. Thank you for inspiring me.


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