Hello!  This week is recipe challenge week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  It’s one with very few crafting “ingredients” – the challenge is to make a one-layer card.  No designer papers, no added cardstock.  Just one layer.  You may add pearls or rhinestones as embellishments.

I used one of my favorite Christmas tree images on my card.  I stamped the tree, covered the image with a mask, and masked off an area for the sentiment.  Then I dipped an old toothbrush (appropriated for crafting purposes only!) into yellow ink and spritzed it over the card.  I repeated that process with green ink.  (It’s a messy but fun process.  I did wear a disposable glove so my fingers and thumb wouldn’t turn colorful, LOL!  I also covered my work area with scrap paper.)  Then I removed the masks and added the sentiment.  To help set off the sentiment area, I made tiny dots with a green marker near the edges of the area, using a ruler to space the dots evenly.  Rounding the corners was the finishing touch.  I debated adding a green ribbon and bow but decided against it to keep the card clean and simple.

52CCT 10-18-2014


Hint alert: This card just might be a sample for one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges coming up before the end of October on Splitcoaststampers.com!  😉

And there you have it.  If you need more inspiration, be sure to stop by the 52{C}CT website and see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then share your own one-layer creation with us by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, October 24.  We’d love to have you join us!

Supplies are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Season of Joy, Christmas Greetings
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Other: corner rounder (EK Success); Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight ink refills, Wild Wasabi marker

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – October recipe challenge”

  1. I love your one layer card. I especially like the background and the pricked section. C x

  2. You’ve nailed it with this one Patricia – this is a great example of a one layer card and a wonderful inspiration. It’s simply lovely. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this tree, it really is so pretty. The background is just fab and I love the dotty borders. Great work!

  4. Fabulous one layer card just love the background x

  5. It’s my favourite tree image too😊 really like the spatter background you created, just the ticket for one layer cards. This is beautiful.
    Louise xx

  6. Love the splatters, (especially as you wore gloves – I’d do that too!) – I loved the effect it has on the card, very nice – Jacqueline xx

  7. elle est charmante Patricia, simple et poétique, biz

  8. Ohhhhhh…it’s lovely Patricia. I think it’s so beautiful without the bow. Perfect in it’s simplicity!

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