Saturday, September 10, 2011

Less Is More: Seeing Double!

This week's challenge at Less Is More is:

ONE LAYER CARD
entitled
SEEING DOUBLE
Specifically, the challenge is to use "two" of something.

I started down an entirely different path, but I just couldn't make that card look like the mental image that I had.  I couldn't find a sentiment that worked - but, while paging through my Christmas stamp index for the tenth time, I saw this reindeer, imagined the card, and I am so glad that I went through the initial frustration - because I am really happy with the results!


I just love the "smile" on this guy.  The stamp is a single reindeer which I stamped twice.  The sentiment is actually three "jingles" but I masked off one of them.


Now...here's the card that gave me trouble.  I don't dislike the idea, but I had a vivid mental image of a sentiment to the right that said "Joyful, Joyful" (to go with the seeing double theme!) and, not only didn't I have a sentiment like that, I just didn't have any sentiment that was the right shape and message.  (I actually went so far as to cut up another sentiment that included the word "joyful" within it so that I could stamp it twice, but it was just a boring font and did nothing for the card.)


I stuck this sentiment in as it was the best that I could find.  But at this point, I was frustrated so it's not embossed well and is a little hard to read.


I hope you are all having fun "seeing double"!

REINDEER PAIR
  • Stamps: Inkadinkado reindeer, Studio G sentiment (from $1 bin)
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Memento black, copics
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Garnet and Yellow Barite
TREE DUO
  • Stamps: The Angel Company Winter Whimsy, Stampin Up To You and Yours (sentiment)
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Creations Umlimited Moss Embossing Tinsel, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, gems

34 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great, great cards Kim, those reindeer look kinda smug... I wonder if it's a case of job done!
Terrific cards as ever!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love the double reindeers, they do look a little cheeky. Your trees is also very pretty, a little more grown up! x

Mandi said...

Hi Kim
Im a reindeer fanatic! Those are super, I love them
Love the trees on the other too
Thank you, have a good week
Mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

I love their smile too and their head held high !
A great design too and another Christmas card made :)
Jenny x

Debgem said...

Super cards - a very elegant design and a fun design - both are just fab!

Diane J said...

Lovely cards x

Bonnie said...

Now I like those little trees but the reindeer get the prize! Great cards Kim!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card....just adore those reindeers.

Anne

Bea said...

Love the reindeer card they are so cute with just a touch of attitude

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards Kim. I really like the clean crisp look of them...beautiful.

Suze Bain said...

Love those cheeky reindeers and the trees are lovely too - fabulous embossing. xx

Sue said...

Super cards Kim. I especially love those reindeers. So cute. Sue.x

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards - love the reindeers

Maureen said...

Two lovely cards, well done. You can view my card here .
Maureen..........x

Sally said...

Hi Kim, I love that cute reindeer & seeing him twice is even better! A super design & a great CAS card.
Sally x

Beryl K said...

Great cards, love that reindeer
Beryl x

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful cards, ohhh how I adore that reindeer card, so cute!

Fiona said...

Beautiful cards - love the reindeer. x

Jen W. said...

Glad you persevered as this card is adorable! I even have both of those stamps so I feel a CASE coming on...

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are fantastic! ;)

kingstonmama said...

Great cards, Kim. I love your reindeer pair. They're so cute! Ann

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I loved reading about your "torment" with the original card! Made me seem more human ... BUT ... I have to say ... you are a little hard on yourself ... because BOTH of these are sensational. Hugs xxaxx

Atif said...

Beautiful card and lovely designing looking too much attractive....





Scratch Card
Plastic card
Plastic card printing

massofhair said...

Both cards are wonderful but i do love your very cute reindeers, adorable:-)

Viv's Visuals said...

Two terrific cards. The reindeers are really cuties... and I think your tree card is lovely --- me - I'd not have put any sentiment on it at all but even though you're not happy with it I think it looks fine!

bastelengel said...

Hi Kim,
I love your clean & simple reindeer christmas card.
Greetings from Germany,
Bastelengel

Lynne said...

Two wonderful cards Kim. I love the reindeers.
Lynne xxx

Janet said...

What a cute card
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/seeing-double.html

Mynnette said...

What fab holiday cards!

nicky said...

Lovely xmas card
Nicky

Jane said...

Both great cards, love the reindeers.

Marianne said...

Love those cute reindeers and the overall effect.

Tracy said...

Great cards Kim. I love the reindeer one in particular, so cute. :)

Melanie said...

Kim I too loved the reindeer card, your placement was just right! We all have times when we are making cards when it just doesn't seem to be right, often though these are the cards that someone else will like, we all have our own taste. Ps I'm new to your blog, so please redirect me if you've done a tutorial or know of a good tutorial, but how did you emboss just around the outside of the marked panel on your xmas trees card?