Tuesday, 21 October 2014

One Layer Christmas Card Catch Up

      This weeks challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown in a one layer card. I am so far behind with my Christmas cards I just had to make the effort to join in. Here is what I came up with after looking at the DT inspiration.
      I really liked what Deborah had done with a die so I set about trying to do something similar but with a different shape. I put the die under the front of my card with the rubber embossing mat on top of the card front and hoped I got it right, if not then it would be a die cut window card for another time, but to my joy it worked! This gave me an embossed shape to work with.
     The snowman is stamped in Archival Jet Black on the card and also on a sticky note, making sure his hat is well on to the sticky area, this is to be used as a mask. I also die cut a window in thin card with the same die for a mask.
     Placing the snowman mask over the stamped image and the mask window over the embossed shape, I then used a torn piece of paper to make another mask. This last mask was used with Distress Ink Faded Jeans to create snowy hills in the background. Before the ink could dry I flicked water over the scene, left it for a little while and then mopped it away to create a snowflake effect.
      Once dry I removed the masks and coloured in the snowman. The green in his scarf is a little too dark but other than that I'm happy with him. He has a little shading done with a Promarker.
      To get the silver around the embossed shape I placed the die over the shape and drew around it with a silver glitter pen.
      The greeting stamp is embossed with silver.  It was bought as a larger stamp and I have carefully cut it so that I can use parts of it separately. If you do this don't trim the parts, this way you can put it back together again to use the full stamp and it will meet up perfectly.
     Now that I have the masks cut I can make a few more of this style of card, in different colours, to help boost my card stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges :
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - One Layer Card
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use something Forgotten (snowman stamp)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use Your Imagination 
Christmas Card Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Penny Black  and More - Get ahead for Christmas


  1. Love your little snowman, Rocky, and the snowy scene! Snowmen are favorites of mine. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Rocky, you did an amazing job creating the snowy venue for your darling snowman! I also like how you've created the embossed panel to give your one-layer card a little "something more". It's a fantastic card, and I'm so glad you shared it with us at 52{C}CT! :)

  3. très jolie création Rocky, je suis fan des bonhommes de neige, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT et CSAYL, biz

  4. This is fabulous! It doesn't even look like a one-layer card! The scene you created is beautiful. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  5. Rocky - this is awesome!! I love the embossed frame and the way you added the silver to the edge - looks super. Great snowy scene. Really lovely Christmas card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week.

    BTW - I must try the technique your way round. x

  6. This is so beautiful! Isn't it great when a new technique works out the first time! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL.
    Tracey, DT

  7. Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL Challenge!! :)

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 199 - hope to see you again soon x

  9. What a fun idea for a one layer card! So cute, too!

  10. Aww this is gorgeous.Thanks for joining Penny Black & More challenge. Good luck. Happy crafting Tracy x

  11. Beautiful - love the way you've used the die.

    Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

    Helen x

  12. Aaah absolutely adorable and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x


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