Tuesday 6 September 2011

LIM: Metallic

The Less is More challenge this week has been just that!!  A challenge!  It’s a colour challenge and the chosen colour is Metallic!! Hmmm….you might deduce from my late entry that I struggle with metallic stuff.  And it’s taken a lot of thinking and a craft night with girl friends to come up with this  card!

Elegant Wallpaper

Hmmm…..metallic is clearly not my thing! But I do like the look of the baubles.  I’ve punched mirri board with the Ornament Punch and embossed using Vintage Wallpaper, both from Stampin’ Up.  I then used Stazon black and brown ink to “age” the baubles and give it a more realistic metal look.  I’ve layered a white card blank with black card, inked with silver and 3d’d the baubles to the front.  I’ve embossed the greeting in silver embossing powder and it would have looked even better if it was straight….don’tcha think?

I’m also entering this in the following challenges:

Make It Monday {Linky Party}


  1. Straight sentiments are good I must admit... did the Stampamajig go AWOL? The card is fab and those baubles look super... I may have a little go of some of these.
    Thanks so much for your loyalty Linda, particularly when a challenge 'isn't your thing'!
    "Less is More"

  2. This is a lovely card Linda - don't know what you're worried about; after all what is a bit of a wonky sentiment between friends!!! lol It really is lovely and the ornaments look great.

  3. Just love those baubles.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Super CAS Christmas card! I love how you got the embossed design perfectly centered in all three cards:)

  5. Saw this on MIM and noticed it was Christmassy so had to take a closer look. I think it is really quite elegant and thoughtful in the way it is place together-you did a great job!

  6. Straight is better but who says its always right! lol
    Fabulous card, I do love a bauble card at Christmas

    Thank you as always
    "Less is More"

  7. The baubles look fantastic...they do have a beautiful tarnished/aged finish and I like that :)
    The black base card really shows them off...ooops about the sentiment, it happens to us all :)
    Jenny x

  8. WOW!! Linda these baubles are fabulous, great job.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.


  9. These baubles are fantastic! xx

  10. Your baubles are brill, great idea using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. Something else for my shopping list! x

  11. what a wonderful project - Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x


I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)