As many of you know, I love making Christmas cards & do so all year. Recently I discovered the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge as I was reading my friends' blogs. I seldom make 1 layer cards, but I really have to cut down the amount spent on postage next year & maybe this challenge will help me do that. The first challenge has an option of using red which I love combined with gold. The stamps are from Hero Arts Bird & Branch Christmas--currently on sale for $8 in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I love that the images can be used for more than the holidays & it includes "Happy Autumn" and "Warm Winter Wishes" along with holiday sentiments. You can get 15% off a minimum $25 order using my discount code, GRETA15.
I first stamped the branch in Memento Love Letter & then in Delicata Golden Glitz. The sentiment is stamped in StazOn Jet Black. I used a water brush to add splotches of the red & gold & finished off with some white sequins. I am so impressed with how talented designers make you forget their card is 1 layer--I have a lot to learn!
Great day in the Pacific Northwest as the Seahawks won their conference & are playing in the Super Bowl for the 2nd year in a row! You may remember, we went to the game with Green Bay for our anniversary in Sept. & they beat them that day, too. Green Bay actually played better until the end of the game--a heart breaker for them, but I'm sure they'll be back strong again next year. I do love football--that I got from my dad. Miss not watching the games with him. So glad you took time to visit my blog.