Sunday, June 2, 2013

LIM#122: Color

Hello, friends!  I stole some time today in between three soccer tournament games, a baseball game AND my DH's birthday to make a card for the current Less Is More challenge.  This time around we are challenged to make a card inspired by the color of our front door.

My front door is white, with maroon shutters on each side.  Throughout the spring and summer I keep a purple "berry" wreath on the door, and it never ceases to amaze me that birds will land on it and pick the berries off.  (Fun to watch from inside when only the storm door is open!)
The door, the shutters, and the wreath inspired my card.  I made it a Father's Day card because the colors seemed masculine, and I'll need one for my DH in a few weeks.  The card base is maroon, even though it looks brown in the photo.  I rounded the upper corners of the card to mimic the rounded windows in my door, and the dry embossing was inspired by the panels of the door. 

I added some Stickles to the wreath for some interest...
Materials Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts "Celebrate Everyday," Papertrey Ink "Wreath for All Seasons"
Inks:brown dye ink, Soft Lilac shadow ink
Other: Stardust Stickles, Lifestyle Crafts "Whimsy" embossing folder

I'm so glad I was able to play along at Less Is More this has been a while and I've missed it!

Hope your day is going well...thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Can't believe you can even find time to create with your busy schedule! Your front door is so beautiful, Judy! I don't think I've ever seen shutters on the sides of a door and I love it! Your card is gorgeous! I hope everyone who stops by here to see this, clicks on the close-up of the wreath like I did - it looks stunning with the bit of sparkle! Nicely done, my friend! :)

  2. This is lovely Judy and your front door looks great too!
    I love the wreath!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Very pretty card-and what a gorgeous front door !
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  4. Gorgeous card and love the embossing xxx

  5. Beautiful interpretation of your lovely front door Judy!! Love the sparkle on the wreath!

  6. Gorgeous card, and a lovely front door!

  7. stunning card, judy!! the wreath is so pretty!

  8. That's a beautiful wreath Judy on your card and front door, super idea for a Father's Day card... Love it :0)

  9. Wow, what a perfect interpretation of your font door, Judy, it's just lovely! The wreaths (on the door and card) are just beautiful! Anita :)

  10. I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"


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