Monday, May 11, 2015

Another One Layer Christmas Card

I'm making an effort to decrease the cost of postage for Christmas cards now that I've made so many card-making friends.  I did keep to one layer, but couldn't resist adding a bow with this beautiful shimmery ribbon.  My inspiration came from the PTI MIM technique using Gelatos over stamped images and the first challenge at Muse: Christmas Visions.  
Muse Inspiration Card
I love poinsettia images & color combos with gold. The stamps are PTI Year of Flowers Collection & Peaceful Poinsettia.  I rubbed a gold Gelato over the flowers, but wasn't happy with the look. That led to rubbing the gold Gelato over much of the card--now I like it!  I added splotches of red & gold along with gold Stickles for sparkle & interest.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday (use a sentiment) & One Layer Christmas Card Challenge
Thanks for all the sweet comments on yesterday's post. I'm so blessed to have caring friends--most of whom I'll never get to meet in person.  Enjoy your week.
Edited to Add: Thanks to Ardyth, I'm also entering a new to me challenge called One-Layer Simplicity.

33 comments:

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Greta!!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

I think the addition of your shimmery gold bow was a perfect idea!! This is gorgeous Greta!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely one layer, and so beautiful a design! Thanks for joining us at the Maiden MUSE Christmas Visions Challenge!!!

Sue Butler said...

Oh Greta,
Did you have to remind me that Christmas cards need to be thought about already, isn't the Year passing quickly?
Poinsettias always look good on any type of design and his looks wonderful, as a one layer.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Greta. Just love the results you got. You are getting well ahead with your Christmas cards

Ros Crawford said...

This is soooo pretty!! A perfect take on the muse Greta!

Deepti said...

So pretty :) love the colors and soft inking !

Robin K. said...

Hi Greta! The gold really lends your design such class and elegance! The shimmery bow is the perfect accent!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful and classic, Greta! So glad you joined us at our first MCV challenge!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Hey Greta - this works at One Layer SImplicity, too - the challenge there is blossom! Hope you can join us!

Maria said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards with the beautiful poinsettias! Such a pretty effect with the gelato color over the flowers! And, love the pretty shimmery bow!:-0

Cat Craig said...

Simply gorgeous, that ribbon is beautiful - I can see how it would be hard to resist adding it to a card...especially this lovely creation.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Greta! Love the shimmery bow!

Stella said...

Both cards are gorgeous. but the blue poinsettias captured my heart. Stunning!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous one layer card! I love your take on Kimberly's card and that bow is scrumptious !
Thanks so much for joining in at the Muse Christmas Visions challenge!

Rosemary said...

beautiful one layer card, greta... love the bow!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Greta! So elegant and pretty and I love the beautiful bow.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a beautiful card Greta!
Thank You~

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful One Layer Card Greta, thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh this is sooooo pretty!

maria f. said...

Those touches of gold are so very pretty.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful one layer card with that special touch of the shimmery ribbon!

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous one layer design! Love that bow! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

Heather said...

This is a gorgeous layout with the poinsettias leading the eye across the card; lovely colour choices too.

Martha said...

What a darling card, Greta!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...Love your card, it is simply gorgeous! This has to be my favorite of all your cards made so far, it is so beautiful.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. The gold gives the card the softest shimmer and makes the flowers glow. The ribbon is gorgeous.

Nonni said...

Very beautiful Greta! I think I couldn't have resisted adding that stunning ribbon either. :) Thanks for joining us at One Layer Christmas Cards!

Jessi Fogan said...

I absolutely love the layout - and that ribbon!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the colour and the bow! Cheers, Shirleyxx

Bonnie said...

Love the spray of pretty poinsettias, Greta! The embossed sentiment and sheer bow are so elegant!

cm said...

And the shuffling of favourites happens once again! Your card is divine...love those beautiful poinsettias...and the gold...Oh my...
Hugs~c