Saturday, May 5, 2012

Less Is More & Christmas

The Less is More Challenge is to use yellow.  Mandi, one of the Hostesses of this fabulous challenge site made a card that I had to CASE.  I loved the way she had a pop of yellow.


















I instantly thought of the chick image from Gina K Designs Vintage Chic stamp set. While I used a little more yellow, I was definitely inspired by Mandi's card. (Thanks Miss M)

Another fun challenge over at Less is More.  Thanks Ladies for having such fun challenges!




This card is for a Dirty Dozen current and alumni [that's me!] Christmas challenge over at SCS.  This challenge started in January, and is monthly. Since it is almost 1/2 way through the year (shut the front door), I figured I had better get started making Christmas cards.  What better motivator then a challenge. :)


Here is a close up of my Spellbinder's Layered Poinsettia. By using pop dots in between the layers, you get wonderful definition of the layers. I also used a stylus [with a foam pad] to add some roundness to petals and leaves.  [I learned this from Kittie Caracciolo over at KittieKraft.]





(photo courtesy via KittieKraft)


Okay, my first  [challenge] Christmas card is done for 2012.  If you are a Fan Club member of  SCS you can see the gallery here, or, if you want to become a Fan Club Member see information here.

Thanks for stopping by~


19 comments:

Mandi said...

I'm honoured, thanks Vicki!
Superb card, love the harlequin type pattern
Fab-u-lous!
Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Catherine said...

Gorgeous cards, love the poinsettia on the second one.....

Chrissie said...

How fab that Mandi's card inspired you to make this super one!
That's what it's all about!
Great job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that pop of yellow on the two cards up top, Vicki! And the poinsettia card is just dripping with clean and simple elegance. Beautiful!

dstandard said...

Vicki! Fabulous cards - you are such an inspiration!

Annchen said...

wonderful cards!

Marrigje said...

Your LIM card is so great. Stylish and fun at the same time.
Your christmas card is beautiful.

Marrigje

Pia S said...

Love the image you've used for the LIM challenge!

L*I*S*A said...

Creat cards!!!
Lisa

Scrapmate said...

I love the image & sentiment you've used for LIM.

Lynne said...

Your LiM card is fabulous and a great case of Mandi`s card.
I love your Christmas card too.
Lynne xxx

lin_ka1 said...

both wonderful. I can not decide which I like more. Excellent!!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki! I really love the way you stamped the background on the LIM one :) Sarah x

Joanne (jojot) said...

all are fab, but that Christmas card steals the show

Karen said...

Wow Vicki - that black and yellow is so striking and I love the harlequin pattern in the background. Brilliant!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great LIM card - love it!

Jo Street said...

Great LIM card, lovely image.
Jo x

Daen'Ys said...

Beautiful card and great return!

Daen'Ys

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Vicki, I love both of these. love your Mandi-inspired card. The image is fabulous and I love the argyle in the background. The poinsettia is gorgeous.

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