One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #12

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I'm back with another One Layer Christmas card challenge design:

We invite you to join along with this anything goes challenge - with an optional twist of green.  The challenges are ALWAYS anything goes, but those whose cards contain the optional twist get and entry into the monthly random drawing for a prize.  You can enter as many times as you'd like!

This was an experiment for sure, and I'm somewhat pleased with it, but not entirely :)  I stamped the grid image in a gray archival ink, before inking the card with several shades of green Distress Inks.Next, using one of my favorite finger, I spread some light modeling paste on the card.I heated it with my heat tool to make it bubble a bit.  Then the holly stencil was inked with an aqua archival ink, followed by black archival ink.  

You know how we work hard to use an embossing buddy to ensure clean gold embossing right? Well, I thought it might be fun to skip that step and let the chips fall where they may, so to speak. Once that was done, I swiped my Versamark pen across the card in several spots and added more gold embossing powder.  It has fine bits of gold throughout the entire card.

I like this card IRL, but the pictures do not do it justice - it has a raw silk look to it...

Check out the rest of the Design Team cards right here.

Here's what I used:
Paper;  Strathmore 140# watercolor paper
Ink:  Versamark, Distress and Archival Inks
Stamps:  Stamper's Anonymous and Rhonna Farrer
All the other stuff:  light modeling paste, stencil, gold embossing powder, heat tool, Versamark pen, sponges.

Challenges entered:

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. I can't tell you how much I love this card! It's a work of art! I love the texture, the layering the gold EP! It's all fabulous! :-)

  2. Just amazing - you should frame this!!!! Absolutely love this - so artsy!!! SWOON!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous background and card. Love the way you two-toned the stencil. And, added the modeling paste, stunning!

  4. Oh my goodness Lee-Anne! I don't know how you managed to get so much depth onto a one-layer card but color me impressed! Gorgeous!

  5. So cool. I love the texture on your card. Adding the bits of gold randomly gives it a real artsy look. Very creative Lee-Anne. xx

  6. Interesting that you should say the card looks like silk....the first thing that popped into my mind was "moire" satin! I sewed a high school graduation dress in those colours for myself about 100 years ago. Tee Hee. Also love the little gold birdie. I think these one layer cards are my favorites. Well done!

  7. ..Love this card mf...well done...gotta try!!
    Have a great wiknd.

  8. Lee-Anne, this card is so outstanding!


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