Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Less is More Week 240 - Green and gold

The current challenge of 'Green and gold' over at Less is More immediately brought Christmas to mind and also a pair of Memory Box dies that I really love:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- slightly smaller piece of gold linen mirri card, glued onto the card front

- slightly smaller again square of white card with the corners punched using a Woodware 'Squared Corner' punch then glued on top of the gold layer

- next I fished out a SU 'Mossy Meadow' snippet and a gold linen mirri card snippet and backed them with 'Stick-It' double sided adhesive

- out came the pair of Memory Box dies and I cut the solid trees from the green card using 'Pine Border Background' and the outline from gold linen mirri card using 'Pine Border Outline'

- added both die cuts to the already assembled card front and popped a gold peel off star above the tallest tree

- lastly, getting a bit daring and for sure it'll backfire soon, I stamped the sentiment directly onto the assembled card using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink and a sentiment from the Personal Impressions set called 'Many Greetings'. I particularly chose this sentiment 'cos the letters go up and down a bit like the trees do :)

And, of course I made another card exactly the same whilst at it!

Di
x

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

I keep seeing these trees and love them more each time I see them! Beautiful with the green and gold foil!

Liz said...

A perfect design for the LIM challenge. I love the tree die you've used, it looks lovely used with green and gold. xx

Jane Willis said...

Perfect in every way - perfectly CAS, perfectly Christmassy..... perfectly gorgeous!
Jane

brenda said...

Clean, crisp and elegant Di and the hints of gold add the luxurious feel.

B x

Kath said...

A lovely card and I really like your die cuts - another one for my wish list!
Kath x

SARN said...

Mmmm, lovely CAS festive card here Di. Green and gold is such a lovely colour combo too. Perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Fabulous card Di and I promise I didn't copy. You know what they say about great minds... well it must be true! I wasn't as brave as you though and chickened out on the sentiment - which you've stamped perfectly xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful CAS!! I understand why you love this die! It's very useful and elegant!

Pat said...

I love your trees Di and just beautiful in green and gold. This die makes a really elegant CAS card. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

CAS, elegant and simply perfect Di, Love it and thanks for sharing at LIM!
Ooooh! I forgot to thank you for the shout out at the playground last week ... much appreciated even though I sneaked in at the last minute. Hugs Sarah x

Jacee said...

Lovely CAS design Diane, perfect!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

Super CAS card Di, I love those tree dies and they look lovely with green and gold. I like the linen effect of your gold card too.
Jean x

Carol L said...

Like everyone ahead of me said - the more I see those trees the more I think I must have them! LOL Thanks for enabling with such a gorgeous CAS card!

Ann Tuck said...

Love seeing your green and gold treatment on those darling trees Di! They can be a pest to adhere without mess, but the 'stick-it' paper is definitely the answer - as a result, you card is crisp and clean, and gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Beautiful CAS card Di, love this tree line, looks spectacular in these colours, Cathy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Coo Miss, you really do a grand job on these Less is More cards.
Berry nice - well done indeedy..
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card Di and a good design for batch making.
Lynne xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, how funny, Di, I just used this die set on a recent card of mine! Great minds! I swear I could use it and make 100 different cards with it and love them all the same. It is such a fabulous versatile die and ALWAYS makes a stunning card, just like yours! I love the classic white and green and gold! And I think the corner treatment you used adds just the right amount of extra pizzazziness!! Hope your back is doing better! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous... what did we ever do before dies? I love the way your corner treatments bring the gold layer to life!

Chrissie said...

Looks great Di, I love this die set.... super card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS! xx

Anne said...

Sigh, why ever haven't I got this die set? What a gorgeous card Di, love tjhose notched corners.

Thank you for joining our colour challenge
Anne
Less is More

PS Happy birthday!!!!

Neets B said...

I love the notches on the corners. And I've got the tree die in my ever growing list of NBUS! Must use it, it's so versatile. Great how you've singled out the large tree with the star.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More