One Layer Challenge

Sorry for such a late post, but it has been one busy day! Lots of running around getting ready for the Christmas stamp-a-stack this weekend.

One layer cards are what we all create when we begin stamping. It is usually easy and beginning stampers feel more confident creating them. There is a current trend in stamping to create one layer cards again but with all of our expertise we now create more elegant one layer cards than when we first began stamping.

Amy had a challenge on Friday to create a one layer card. I thought it would be fun to see what I could come up with since I have not create a card like this in quite a while. I used a saying from Amy’s Christmas Sayings and paired it with the Christmas tree from Stampin’ Up’s Fun & Fast Notes. I stamped the saying first then masked it and stamped the tree. I like this simple card but I must say it is not my usual style. What do you think?

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, AmyR Stamps Christmas Verses (All That Scraps) Paper: white Ink: Palette Noir Black, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Spica Gold & Red Glitter pen, Always Artichoke – Close to Cocoa – Summer Sun markers, Christmas red and green stickles, aquapainter, mat pack and piercerSo what do you think of this one layer card. Will you try your hand at a 1 layer card? Thanks for looking and have a great evening.

All That Scraps Quick Christmas

The Christmas season is quickly approaching.  With that comes the task of sending out your Christmas cards.  If you have a lot to send out then you need to be able to mass produce them so that you can quickly make your cards.  Here is a layout that is easy to use as well as simple to mass produce.  It can be done with any patterned paper and stamp.  You can even change the paper and stamp up a bit if you get tired of mass production.

All That Scraps had a design team challenge last Wednesday.  The challenge was to create a Christmas card you could mass produce.  When I think of mass production, I think quick and easy.  Knowing it was a Christmas card you would be sending out, it also had to be eye appealing.  Knowing that I came up with this creation.

The latest trend in card making is to decorate the inside of you card as well as the front.  This is a great idea for dark cardstock as well as a great way to use up all your scraps.  I have included a picture showing how I decorated the inside of my card.  The scrap used on the inside was actually the side of the patterned paper I cut off to make the paper fit my card.

Stamps: Christmas Blocks (TAC) Paper: white, Vintage Holiday PP (TAC – last year) Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Ballet Blue – Bashful Blue – Close to Cocoa – Creamy Caramel – Green Galore – Real Red markers, ribbon, sticky tape, dimensionals

We are busy in the final preperations for our Christmas stamp-a-stack this weekend.  It will be lots of fun.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Beate’s Weekend Sketch

A quick post today as I am headed out the door for the River. I decided to do Beate’s weekend sketch challenge today. I had some extra images from my workshop last week that I decided to use. That meant I had to change her sketch a little. Since I am in a hurry here is the sketch and my creation.

Stamps: Thoroughly Thankful Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, white, Le Jardin DS Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron Accessories: Close to Cocoa marker, ribbon, leaf brads (Michael’s)dimensionals
Forgot to take picture of the inside will edit later and add that. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge

Over on the Our Creative Corner blog they posted an inspiration challenge for this week.  We were to use this picture to create something.

When I saw this picture I immediately thought of Christmas trees (don’t ask me where that came from).  So I went looking and found some small trees from an old Stampin’ Up set of 12 images.  I also had this patterned paper I had just used on another card but wanted to use a vintage look so I took my Creamy Caramel and sponged it on the patterned paper and my stamped images.  I like how it toned down the white but I know I need to work with this more.  All in all I like my card.
Stamps: Bitty Bolds, Lots of Thoughts, Polka Dots & Paisley Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, white, patterned paper is from an old autumn collection from Close to my Heart Ink: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Craft Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sponge, crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope your Thursday has some time to stamp in it.  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Penny Black No Image

Good Morning! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. It is gloomy here as it is supposed to rain. Sorry I did not post yesterday but I have been fighting an irritable stomach issue I have. It is getting better but the past 2 days I was in too much pain to do much. Last night I was feeling better so I hit my craft room and did several cards.

Today’s card is for the Penny Black Challenge. You were to make a card with only a sentiment, no image. I only have a few sentiments from her line so I choose to use the upbeat one with these fun colors. I decided to do some color blocking as I thought card could use something since there was no image. It is cute the way it turned out.

Stamps: To Smile (Penny Black) Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, white, Nana’s Kids (DCWV) Ink: Bashful Blue Accessories: Bluebird ribbon (Stampin’ Up), dimensionalsThis was a quick card once I decided on all the colors. Think about a simple layout like this when you have a saying you want to use without an image. Thanks for looking and have a great day!