Saturday, June 6, 2015

One Layer but not CAS

I really had fun making my card for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge using Penny Black stamps & the Mojo Monday sketch. The card is made from watercolor paper since I began with the smooching technique.   Distress Inks festive berries & worn lipstick were patted onto the packaging from my Fiskars stamp press & spritzed with water.  Then I pressed the card front into the mixture until I was happy with the look.  I added some gold splatters & then stamped the poinsettia background in festive berries & overstamped in Delicata Golden Glitz. A Spellbinder circle was used to cut out the corner & then I partially embossed the card front with a Cuttlebug swirls folder & inked the edges.  The raised areas were lightly sponged with festive berries.  The sentiment was heat embossed & Golden Glitz was sponged with the die in place. Finished off with the little stickers for some bling which is flat for mailing--yah!  My watercolor background lets me enter the PPP Watercolor Blog Hop & hopefully my flat bling & gold shimmery ink work for Merry Monday.  Very hot here for the first week of June--better go water my potted plants.  Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
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37 comments:

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! This is exceptional Greta, I LOVE IT!!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

very pretty!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
My favourite colour is passionate Red, so this little beauty appeals to me very much; a beautiful Christmas card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dotty Jo x said...

What a clever twist on a one layer card! Looks lovely, Jo x

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous card Greta, love the punched out corner. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday and OLCCC.

Kim M said...

Really cool card, Greta! Love how you interpreted the sketch. Great design! Thanks for playing along with us over at OLCCC!

Dawn Turley said...

awesome Greta. The smooched background looks amazing. Love all the looks of texture with your inking and stamping.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!! Love how the pattern peeks through that beautiful wash!

Brenda in IN said...

That's a great combination of colors and I love how it came out. The touch of gold always make it look so beautiful.

Rosemary said...

stunning and elegant card, greta!!

walchowDesign said...

The smooched bg looks amazing with the splattered gold, Greta! Beautifully done!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous technique, and love the sketch you used. Unique and perfect.

Bonnie said...

This is an AMAZING one layer card, Greta! I love the layers of stamping on the front and the way you've cut out the bottom and the design from the inside showing through! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful one layer card Greta, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Maria said...

Gorgeous background, Greta...so pretty! And, love the peaceful sentiment for your stunning Christmas card!

Fifi said...

Wonderful background, very pretty

Diane said...

Your card turned out very pretty with lots of depth and dimension for a single layer card. Love it! Thanks for sharing your card AND the techniques used. Very informative.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love all the red tones you achieved and the circle in the corner for the sentiment is a super clever touch. i love everything about your card. TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely card!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE the watercolour effect - such an elegant card!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Brandi R said...

Beautiful Christmas card ♥

Katie Melhus said...

Very pretty gold on red, love the background you made, too! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Taunya Butler said...

This is ONE LAYER and simply STUNNING!! Love EVERYTHING about this amazing card - you have created a stunner here!!! Fun and just so lovely!!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

alexandra s.m. said...

AMAZING card my Friend!!
I love it!
Thank you~

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just gorgeous! Love that stunning background you created. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely stunning design! The colors, the background...WOW! Love this! So happy you could join us at the OLCCC with this beauty!

D.Ann C said...

Love this and the unusual layout, too!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! Love the layout and your background is just fab!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! Everything about it is simply stunning. I didn't even notice it was one-layer. You prove that one layer doesn't have to be dull!

Deepti said...

The tone on tone BG looks beautiful! what a lovely Christmas card :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

What a cool one layer design and the stamping is so elegant! This is outstanding Greta!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how rich and layered the poinsettia panel is! Wonderful card!

Martha said...

Greta, what a fabulous take on all the challenges.
Gorgeous card!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Greta...just love your amazing design and those colors are fabulous. Just so beautiful.

Nonni said...

This is absolutely stunning and I think I'll steal your idea for this! :) Very pretty and great job with stamps and inks! Thanks for joining us at OLCC!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Greta! You did an amazing job with this technique and I love how you placed the sentiment!

cm said...

GASP...You've officially rendered me speechless with this beautiful card! I still struggle with water-colour backgrounds, so seeing yours here - with the lovely images stamped over top - has me in jaw-dropped awe. Love this!
Hugs~c