Saturday, October 25, 2008

Flat Bird

Sharon Johnson's challenge today was to make a flat card--not totally, one-layer flat, but something that would only require one stamp.  I tend to make my cards like that anyway--frugal, I guess!  I also wanted to participate in Denise's bird challenge, so I played around & came up with this kraft & white Christmas card:

Bird challenge 10-25-08 2

There is no glitter or bling on this card, it's kind of homey, simple & warm, although there is embossing!  I do feel like it is missing an element or something--feel free to critique and give me some feedback.  Thanks for looking!!

  • Stamps:  Best Wishes & More, Perfect Presentation, Snowflake Spot (both retired SU)
  • Paper:  Kraft, WW, Kraft Patterns (Hostess Pack)
  • Ink:  Craft White
  • Acc:  White EP, Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Nesties, Needle

22 comments:

Anutiina said...

Very peacefull card, harmony and soft colours. I like this a lot.Many great cardmakers here on net, I have so much to learn...*sigh*

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is jaw-dropping stunning!!! I LOVE it!!! And I'm glad to see your use of Kraft. I just recently got my FIRST purchase of Kraft paper, EVER -- LOL!!! Yes, I'm slow on a lot of things -- LOL!!! Now, to use it --

broni (waterchild12) said...

OMG, LeAnne! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the white on kraft and the popped up bird is the perfect finish!

Jennifer said...

Oooohhhhh! I love this card! Absolutely beautiful!

Kim said...

I actually LOVE it and would leave it as is :-) I love cards bases made with Kraft. Great job!

Pam Speidel said...

Oh so lovely LeAnne! It is perfect and needs nothing more. I think your little birdie is the x-tra touch and you've already thought of that! :) Do you mind if I CASE this one? I love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LeAnne! I just LOVE the kraft and white combo. So pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

LuckyMe said...

Just perfect. I wouldn't do a thing!!

Juanita said...

Beautiful. Very simple, homey, and beautiful!

Maria Gurnsey said...

i think this is stunning!!!!! it's not missing a thing. i love the simplicity and the embossing!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! LOVE this, LeAnne! Truly, truly beautiful! Soft and elegant in a natural sort of way. All your stamping is just wonderful. I love your style!

Pat said...

This card is stunning! I love the look of white ink on Kraft paper.

Lablady2007 said...

Just beautiful in it's simplicity...love it ..ty for sharing!

Shawn said...

LeAnne, this is beautiful just as it is!! I love the simplicity and the stamps you chose. To add a little bling, you could use Dazzling Diamonds on the snowflake?! I think it's great just how it is, though!

Kim Gasper said...

I love this! What a beautiful design and use of these two colors.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the clean design and all the embossing. Fabulous holiday card! Thanks for playing along with our challenge. :)

Stamping Seasons said...

Very pretty. I doubt I could do a fantastic job like you.

kim evans said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! The striking colors - simple but striking - make this one a classic. You're so good!!!! TFS!
Kim

dana wyzard said...

I notice that your readers are too kind to jump in with a suggestion, but I'm not. lol

It appears that you may be lacking a focal point due to the fact that there IS so much of the card color showing and the upper right seems a bit off balanced.

Perhaps if you first stamped the snowflake as a darker tan/brown shadow, then stamped above it with the white, then embossed it, it might throw the balance a little more towards the top.

There could also, possibly, be a bit taken off the top of the card because the bottom looks about 1/4" under the tag, yet the area above the dove looks to be more 1/2".

sorry honey. you ask. I answer and walk all over you!!!!!

Erin... said...

I think it's gorgeous!!!! Love the embossing on the kraft, I have to try that out! Thanks for playing!