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:

  1. 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*

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  2. 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 --

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

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

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  5. Oooohhhhh! I love this card! Absolutely beautiful!

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. Beautiful. Very simple, homey, and beautiful!

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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!!!!!

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

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