Monday, 19 September 2011

OLW Christmas

This afternoon I've got nice and dirty with inks and embossing powder making a Christmas card.

I'm entering into One Layer Wednesday challenge #64 where the theme is "Colour it", where you stamp/draw an image and colour it however you like!!

And also at Less is More 1000 challenge the LIMettes are still trying for the record of 1000 entries.

So most importantly here is the card

First I stamped the words in Versamark and then added gold embossing powder, and melted it with a heat gun. Then I stamped the 2 deers either side of the text in black and covered them with a Post It mask. Another "Joy" was stamped on scrap paper and the center of the "O" cut out and placed over the embossed word. I then tore some paper and added a small circle of a Post It in the upper part of  the "O", and sponged above the torn edge with blue inks. The circle and torn paper were then removed to leave a snowy hill under the moon. I then stamped some fir trees in the foreground of the "O" and the top of one behind the hill. ( I'm sorry this is very long winded, and I am trying to keep the words down to a minimum, Honestly!) I then masked a square area over the words with Post Its, and continued to sponge above torn paper to make it look like the hills continued behind the text. I then stamped the fir trees behind the deers and hills, and sponged underneath them for shadows before unmasking the deers. The deers were then coloured in with brown pencils and felt tip pens. The finishing touch was to draw a wobbly line square around the words in gold Pilot marker.

Phew!. I hope that all makes sense to you. It's amazing that after all that work, the card is created still in only one layer!!

Recipe : Card = white card from stash
Stamps = Clarity, and pine trees I got off eBay years ago.
Inks = Versamark, SU Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Adirondack Black
Tools = Heat gun and Post Its
Extras = Gold embossing powder, brown pencils and felt tip pens.

Tomorrow I'm off for a crafting/coffee morning with my friend, so I may or may not, have anything to show you.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you can come back another time.


  1. Quite intricate for LiM Bev
    but absoltuely gorgeous nevertheless
    Thanks so much for helping us in our challenge for 1000 entries!
    "Less is More"

  2. Very beautiful. I love the gold and the blues.

  3. This is simply beautiful Bev!
    Thanks again.
    "Less is More"

  4. Wow this is just an amazing card the image is just adorable so elegant:) Sandra H

  5. Just beautiful. I went on a workshop with Barbara and this is the level I want to get to at some point! Become a follower as you have some beautiful inspirational work on your blog.

  6. Such a pretty card, well done :O) Viv xx

  7. Wow. I really like the blue and gold color combination and the depth you achieved with just one layer. Way to mask!

  8. This is an amazing card! The gold and blue are absolutely stunning and it's hard to believe it's a one layer card - it's so dimensional! The 'window' of the O in Joy is so clever - I could sit and stare at this for hours! (Better not though...!) Vx

  9. Your card is just 'over the top' beautiful!!!


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