Saturday, 4 July 2015

Penny Black Christmas tree card


Hello everyone,

I'm really excited to be part of the new monthly Christmas challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. Our first challenge has the cue word Tree for inspiration





and I decided to challenge myself for this first one by making a one layer card - yes I voluntarily made a one layer card!



I started by masking off a square, a moon and a snowbank before stamping the Penny Black Christmas tree several times in Versamark Ink and embossing with clear embossing powder to provide a resist. I then inked the sky with Distress Inks and stamped various trees in the background. When everything was dry, I embossed the greeting (from Clearly Besotted) in white and used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and Aleene's Glitter Snow texture paste to add a little texture. To finish it off, I added glitter to the snowbank, used a pen to draw a square and then added some dashes and dots for a second border. 

Why not pop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog to see what my talented Teamies have to show you, and support us for our first ever Christmas challenge. You know it will be good to either start or add to your Christmas card collection so December will be fun this year!

Thanks for stopping by,


Hugs
Carol x



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24 comments:

  1. Fabulous OLC Carol, you've created a wonderful scene. Carol x

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  2. Wow ... I can't believe this is a one layer card. So much dimension Carol. You have done an AMAZING job!! Beautiful snowy, Christmas scene! So happy to be on the HLS Christmas Design Team with you! xx

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  3. This is totally gorgeous Carol! real Christmassy scene love it! huggles Sue xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card, love how you have created some dimension, hard to believe that it is one layer. Gail x

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  5. Carol, this is such a multi-dimensional one layer card...love the effects you've achieved with the lights & shadows on the trees, along with the lovely framing technique you've done. It is a beautiful card, and certainly looks like many layers. Well done! TFS & great to be on the HLS Christmas Challenge team with you.

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  6. woah, Carol! This is an AMAZING one layer card! Wow!!!!! Gorgeous scene and I would love to try and CASE this but am a little intimidated. Welcome to the team! xx

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  7. A beautiful winter scene, Carol! And your hand drawn lines are amazing! Congratulations on making this team!

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  8. This is so beautful! I love the dimension you achieved. The white against the green tress really POP. And your moon is absolutely gorgeous!! IT will be such a blast getting to know you and work as a team! Just joined in with all your followers :)

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  9. Great masking job! This is a gorgeous card! Love all the elements you've used to create it. Thanks for playing along with us over at OLCCC! :-)

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  10. Hello Carol,
    great card. I love its multidimensionality, which give the shadows Christmas trees. True winter scenery in the middle of summer I start to miss the winter :-)
    I look forward to having fun together in DT :-))
    hugs,
    BożenA

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  11. This is just gorgeous...love your fabulous scene. Your tree is simply beautiful!

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  12. So much depth, I wouldn't guess it's a one layer card! Your scene is a frosty wonderland, beautiful! Congratulations, Carol, they are blessed to have your talent on their team!

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  13. Oh my word!! This is breathtaking!! I LOVE the background and the snow covered trees. Your hand drawn square and stitches amaze me. I could would ruin my whole card doing that by hand. I am just in awe!! Congratulations on the design team. I am going to have to pop over and visit!!

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  14. Beautiful in every way!...my hubby (my critic) likes it too)...........consider this a definite winner here! xx

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  15. Stunning! Lovely one layer Christmas card, Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

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  16. Carol, I'm shocked this is a one layer card - I had no idea! Your card is just simply stunning. I love all the depth and detail of it - definitely a beauty! I'm excited to be designing alongside you. :)

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  17. This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous winter scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Beautiful- I reminds me of a Heather Telford card!

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  19. I'm finally set up with a new computer so am catching up on commenting on cards by my fellow HLS Christmas Challenge DT. Your card is gorgeous - love the rich blue of the sky, and texture paste and glitter snow treatments.

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  20. One of my favorite tree stamps & one of my favorite cards using it! Congrats on your win at OLCCC--very well-deserved!

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  21. One of my favorite tree stamps & one of my favorite cards using it! Congrats on your win at OLCCC--very well-deserved!

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Carol x

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