Saturday, November 5, 2016

Less is More - Gold and Purple

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our challenge for this week is a color challenge and our colors are "Purple and Gold".  Seems like a strange combo...since it was my high school colors it seems a bit old school, but once I started playing around with these colors I had fun!

Here's what I came up for this week...

This is a simple CAS card.  I started my cutting out the little rectangle from the top panel of my card.

I simply heat embossed the sentiment.  Then die cut my present from some purple patterned paper, and some gold foil paper.

I added foam tape to the top panel and done!  Super simple!

What I like most about this design is that you can easily make this into a Christmas card as well!

Here's a close up of the dimension of the card.

Hope you come and join us, we would love to see what you come up with!



  1. Absolutely stunning Susan and as you say such a versatile design. Crisp, clean and so perfect! Lovely take in purple and gold. Have a good week. Sarah x

  2. Yay, the stitched rectangle! Love it! The whole card feels so stylish and crisp with the elegant frame and gold embossed sentiment. Gorgeous <3 Have a lovely weekend x

  3. Absolutely beautiful card Susan! The design is superb and as you say it'll work so well for Christmas too - and probably a great design for batch card making also. it is simply stunning!

  4. Super simple and super effective - love this sweet CAS design, Susan! So funny that these were your school colours, I can imagine it was quite strange to use them for this challenge :) Have a great weekend x

  5. Fabulous card... Susan....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. A really pretty card, love the gold heat embossing,
    Sarita x

  7. so cute susan.. i love the little inset present :-) glad i'm back on the team and working with you

    Jen xxxx

  8. May be simple but how beautiful it is ! I love your CAS design with this stitched rectangle window which highlights the gorgeous gift inside with its golden bow ! And this sentiment is just perfect ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  9. This is wonderful Susan, the stamping is so crisp and the design just perfect CAS... just love it!
    Thanks for all the work you do for LIM!
    Chrissie xxx

  10. Beautiful card. I love the parcel it looks like its just waiting to be opened.

  11. They were MY school colors, too, Susan! I could only think of those garish purple graduation gowns! But I love how you've made it modern and relevant with your framed and fun gift! I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Sorry I'm so late, Susan. This card is right up my street, I have that stitched die and I love it too. Such a wonderful CAS design, a winning layout every time xx