Thursday, January 26, 2012

LIM Cut It Out with ColourQ

Since last Saturday, when Less Is More announced a "Cut It Out" challenge (using a hole or aperture in your card), I've known what I wanted to do - but I am only just getting around to it now!  In the meantime, the CAS-ual Friday Challenge that I wanted to pair it with - using ONLY black and white - has expired.  I'm not going to get into their gallery - but if you haven't peeked - it's a fascinating gallery to look at.

Our church card ministry is always in need of sympathy cards, so I found a simple silhouette bird and used a die cut that resembled a bird cage.



Since I didn't make the black and white card in time, I decided to try to give the same card some color.  This week's colourQ challenge has some of my favorites!   (I really did use Olive ink - but after a dozen photo attempts - you are still seeing an entirely different!!)



  • Stamps: Stampabilities bird silhouette, Sweet 'n Sassy Peaceful Swans (sympathy sentiments), Verve  Small Phrases (I thought of you)
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: black, Stampin' Up More Mustard, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: twine, SU Button Bouquet button, gems colored with copics, Papertrey die

27 comments:

carefree creations said...

Love this - what a great way to use the cut-out!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful creations.

Christina said...

Darling cards, Kim! I love how you added the sprig of leaves to the second one, plus the red button to complement the berries. What a sweet surprise to extend the sentiment to the inside, too. Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like these cards - the aperture is perfect for the bird stamps! They look so different too!

Chrissie said...

Using that die for a bird cage was inspired Kim!
Both cards are beautiful and it would be difficult to choose a favourite, although the second one with the hint of colour is gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness this is so elegant. Love your card and style

Aileen said...

Love your bird cage, both entries. x

Aileen said...

Love your bird cage, both entries. x

Kara said...

wow!! your card is so incredibly beautiful!! i love it! so glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!!

Susan said...

Even though I'm a huge fan of black and white cards, I think my favorite of these is the color one....very nice!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Kim, this is just a sensational card! I love the simplicity! I always love seeing your entries! Thanks so much for playing along with the colourQ this week!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant use of that die - it makes a perfect birdcage! I love how simply changing the colours makes for two such different cards. The little leaf sprig on the second one is an especially sweet touch.

Mynnette said...

Okay, these are both amazing! I LOVE the colorful one better, though. LOVE that die cut--where did you find it?! :) Simply fabulous!

Sylvia said...

Love your cards, Kim, especially the window! I had the same trouble photographing the Old Olive as well. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Mandi said...

Sensational cards Kim...as ever!
Love that shaped aperture
Perfect!

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Fantastic use of that die, it makes the perfect birdcage.

Viv said...

Beautiful cards Kim, well done :O) Viv xx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love your cards. I read your profile, and I am impressed that you use your craft to give back to your church.:)

Brenda R said...

I always pick out your cards as ones I would like to make myself. Inspired idea! Thanks so much

Jenny said...

That's a brilliant shape to use as an aperture Kim and totally birdcage shape :)
Both cards are so suited to there sentiment and both are fabulous :)
Jenny x

Lisa said...

Double delight Kim! While the black and white version is elegant I really like your color version. The leafy button cluster is so cute!

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty I love how you used the sending you die to cut the front panel.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Don't you hate it when you are working on a card for a specific challenge ... and then realise the challenge has closed!? But ... great idea for the cutaway challenge! Hugs xxx

LeAnne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these....I did see that challenge but it was intimidating to me. You made it look so easy---and I do love the ColourQ one! Thanks for playing with us this week!

suzARTe said...

These are really beautiful cards.

Bonnie said...

Such different looks with the same layout and stamp! Very pretty.

Christa said...

Wonderful job!