Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Another Christmas card

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week it is a Designer's Choice and Donna has chosen to challenge us to create a one layer card.  I have to say, these are definitely a challenge for me!  I'm not a fancy card maker by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like some layers.  Here is my card:
Since I couldn't use actual layers, I create visual layers by using masking--a LOT of masking.  It took a lot of time, but the end result is awesome!  I wanted it to look like sentiment "panel" was on top of everything else but you could still see through it.  So, I stamped the border die on the card and then again on copy paper to use as a mask.  The using my Misti, I stamped the ornament in black, removed the mask and stamped the ornament again in light gray.  I did the same process for the poinsettias, creating a mask for them as well so I could layer them together.  I also had to make a mask of the ornament so I could stamp more poinsettias behind it.  I finished it off by stamping the sentiment.  Make sure you head over to the House blog to see what the rest of the team created for this challenge.  You will be feeling ready for summer when you are done.  Thanks for stopping by and if you NEED any of the stamps I used, check out my coupon code in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Marquee Frame, lg", "Ornament Frame", "For Unto You" and "Poinsettia"

Creates and Makes #21--anything goes
Creatalicious #138--add a sentiment
Creative Sketchy #23--bingo (I used the diagonal: red, gold white)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Addicted To CAS #135--gold (I used a gold sharpie for the centers of the poinsettias and the top of the ornament)


Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - and you nailed this challenge for sure. Lots of work went into this card - but it is very nice. Love what everyone did with this challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

Heather I think you take the award for "most creative" this week! (smile) I thought for sure you had layers on your card when I first saw it! Wow! You really put a lot of thought and effort into your beautiful Christmas card! Great job!

Donna said...

What a beauty, I'm glad you mentioned that you did masking, you really achieved a layered look, great planning and result!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful job on all the masking to add "layers" - spectacular!

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

leuk kaartje
bedankt voor het meedoen
groetjes jolanda bongers
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beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great work! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck with the draw. Hugs Bea DT

Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Poinsettia's and I love how you used masking to create layers on this beautiful Christmas card, Heather! Love your sentiment, too! So glad you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Claudia Rogier said...

Wat een leuke kaart. Mooie kleuren. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


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Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! You're so right, masking takes time, but just look at these fabulous results! I love the mix of stamps you used for this card, Heather. Two thumbs up!!!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - your masking has created amazing results. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…