Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Less is More Gold

I have a super quick post today (nice change for you all, lol) and a departure from my usual colour-laden offerings.  The theme over at Less is More is Gold... I had an Acceptance card to make, so I thought I'd make a nice formal one... white and gold scream classic to me :-)
I ended up not using this one, as it's for a neighbour's daughter's 21st (where DID the time go?!)  - even though the invite gave only a mobile # to RSVP too , so I've made one that's a bit more casual (only a bit, lol) and in the same colour as the invite.... I'll add it to my blog tomorrow - hopefully :-)
This card was super easy... but still surprisingly time consuming.  The thing about clean and simple is... there's nowhere to hide, lol.  So you have to take a bit of time making sure it's all nice and clean and lined up.
I used smooth white card, embossing the panel with Cuttlebug's Textile folder.  The gold (finely corrugated card)  is from my stash, just to add a little interest I have the "grain" running in opposite directions for each mat.  I'll be entering Waste Not Wednesdays challenge to use your Stash.
When it came to the inside I made sure the embellishments had the grain running contra to the mat for consistency.  Digital Tuesday has Inside Out (to decorate inside as well as the outside of your card) as their challenge, easy peasy for me, I always decorate the inside.
The sentiment is computer generated using Spelendid Ornamenty font (which includes the flourishes) and the colour suggested on the Less is More blog... works a treat!   Moving Along With The Times has Make it Sentimental and the  Corrosive Challenge is Sentimentally Yours, so I'm entering those.
The corners inside are cut with Memory Box Macarena Corner die.
Crafty Creations has a Free For All challenge, That Craft Place and Creatalicious Challenges also have Anything Goes, so I'm entering there too.
That's it for my Less is More card, I'm really happy with it, as I have found them a bit challenging in the past :-)
I'll be back with my "other" acceptance card tomorrow (?)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Viv said...

Very classy card Donna, well done :) Viv xx

Violets Corner said...

So elegant and classy, I like it!

Warm hugs

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, such an elegant design


Wendy L said...

It lools very classy. xxxx

Joey said...

Donna its gorgeous, very elegant, the colours scream classic to me too. Joey x

Pia S said...

Very pretty and a lovely CAS design

Caz said...

Gorgeous Donna. Simple and elegant. Love it!
Caz x

Marrigje said...

Beautiful, CAS, Elegant, and absolutely Classic. Love it.


Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Donna!! so classy and elegant. Love the embossing and gold!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Mandi said...

Lovely card, it will stand out from the other acceptances I'm sure
The corners looks FAB
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Classic and elegant!
Super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Erin said...

wonderful work and stunning
Thank you for joining us at
That Craft Place

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is lush! Love the gold and the C& S. thank you for playing with us at MAWTT :)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful elegant card .. love the embossing .. looks so luxurious
Thanks for joining us for our lets get sentimental challenge at MAWTT
Lisa x