Monday, June 1, 2015

Merry & Bright

I think there's a great opportunity in the US for an entrepreneur as we sure need a reasonably priced way to get our handmade cards delivered--LOL! Some costs have gone up again, so I'm more determined than ever to make flatter Christmas cards.  That brings me to my last minute entry for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge--optional twist of stars.  This wasn't my first idea, but I'm happy with how this came out.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil for the gold embossed stars. The Hero Arts sentiment is black embossed & the splatters are made with gold shimmer mist & black dye ink.  For a bit of texture & interest I scored a frame & voila--one more card ready to mail!  I'm also entering Anything Goes at SSS Wed. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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24 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

I do love a pretty kraft card!! The simplicity of this speaks volumes with the gold stars and scored lines Greta!! When you find that entrepreneur give them my name too LOL!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with the cascading golden stars on kraft! I too am focused on making flatter, one-stamp cards for mailing!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the gold and kraft!

Stacy said...

The embossed frame is so cool and I love the gold stars on the kraft. I'd be very impressed if this card came for Christmas!

sandie said...

I think this is fabulous, saw it on the reader and had to pop by and tell you. Love the CAS take and Kraft and gold is a combo I haven't tried but will be now!

Dawn T said...

what a gorgeous card Greta. The CAS design is superb.

Ros Crawford said...

It's the same here Greta ... sending cards is horrendously expensive!! I love your beautiful one layered card ... So sparkly!

Marybeth said...

I'm with you Greta! Unless I hand deliver the cards it's going to be flatter cards for me too! This is perfect and such a beautiful Christmas card.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a gorgeous card and still meets the regular postage. It does make you think before you really embellish a card you have to mail. Then if you add a backing of cardboard to protect the card, that makes it even heavier. I'm on board with one layer cards too. You have started a movement.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the splatter look paired with those shimmery stars on kraft. So wonderful! It was the extra ounce and postcard that went up (I think international too). To help with lumps I use bigger envelopes now and cover the front my card with another piece of cardstock,

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfect CAS holiday card, great thinking!

Nonni said...

This is very stylish, great design! Thanks for joining us at OLCC. I hope to see you in our new challenge too: http://onelayerchristmas.blogspot.com/2015/06/olcc-11-poinsettia.html

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful Greta, love the gold on kraft.

Kim M said...

This is fantastic, Greta! Love the gold on the kraft and the splatters among the stars. Glad to see you over at OLCCC again! :-)

Lee-Anne said...

Greta, what an elegant design! I love the mix of stars and splatters...beautifully done!

Maria said...

A perfect CAS Christmas card...so pretty with all the gold stars! Oh, I do love dimension and extras on a card. I agree it makes it difficult for mailing...sigh!:-)

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous card, greta... love the cascade of stars!!

Miriam Prantner said...

The mix of stars and splatter is just right, great movement to this card!

walchowDesign said...

Great one-layer card! Love how the gold turned out on a kraft with your lovely frame!

Stella said...

It's the same here to and making flat cards offers a chance to send them for an acceptable rate..... But it's ridiculous to see how the prices have gone up the last years...
I love your card; gold is on trend and stars are my fave....gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

I'd better check out the postage changes. I didn't know about that. Your card is amazing! Love the shiny stars!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Greta! I love the kraft, gold and black together, fantastic CAS One Layer Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...this is one fantastic card. Love all your beautiful gold stars on that kraft paper, a winning combination.

cm said...

The gold stars on kraft...oh my! So pretty and the fact that it's one layer adds to the impressiveness. Wow...
Hugs~c