Sunday, January 18, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card

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.

17 comments:

  1. You rocked it!! Terrific card that may be one layered but has a great look of dimension to it

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  2. Fun design Greta, I like the design elements that you used to create your card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC for our 1st Challenge.

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  3. Great card and such a fab design! Love the card you sent to Maria!

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  4. A great card Greta!! Love the design, its fun!

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  5. First, Congrats to your team my Friend!!
    I love your card and its very organic feel and I was thinking of you and your daddy last night as I was thinking about mine as well...
    Hugs~

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  6. great one layer card, greta! still can't believe that our Hawks pulled it off and are going to the super bowl, again!! GO HAWKS!

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  7. What a pretty little Christmas card Greta, that's a fun stamp! Yippee for your SeaHawks!! I can say that since the Browns were no where close to being in the running LOL!!

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  8. Wonderful card Greta. And congrats on the Hawks win...awesome comeback in the last quarter. I am looking forward to the superbowl!

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  9. Love the way you stamped the image twice using different colors to give subtle depth and the splatters provide just the right amount of texture! Thank you for sharing with us at the OLCCC.

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  10. So very pretty Greta! You did an amazing job making a single layer card look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Aw, this is just as sweet as can be! Loooove it!

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  12. This is gorgeous. You are brave making one layer cards. I am always afraid I will mess it up! Yours is gorgeous though.
    xx

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  13. Beautiful one layer card with fantastic stamping. I love the sequins. I also enjoy making Christmas cards, but am on a break from them, I'll probably start again in the summer :) shirleyxx

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  14. What a lovely one layer card, Greta! Great touch with the sequins, too! And, huge congrats to the Sea Hawks! I'll be rooting for them on Super Bowl day! So great that you got your love of football from your Dad, me too!:-)

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  15. WOW...what a festive card! I love the one layer look and your repeat stamping. The colors are fabulous and so is your design. Love it.

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  16. I love the dimension you added with the multiple colours! This is fabulous!

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  17. One layer wonder, Greta...I agree with Jessi: the multiple colours add such pretty dimension! You must be getting excited for Super Bowl tomorrow...my husband sure is!
    Hugs~c

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