Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Christmas in June!

Having been a member of the Papertrey Peeps for many months now, I was suddenly shocked to realise that although our very own Aimes Wanford hosts regular challenges on her co-owned blog "A Passion for Papertrey", I've never played along once! :-0!!

Obviously something needed to be rectified, so this card was made for their most recent "One Layer Challenge" :0)!

Yes, it's Christmas in June - but I have been dying to try out this idea with this stamp set - and it seemed like the perfect, early opportunity!

One layer cards are often not as simple as they seem to be are they? There is often masking involved and almost NO room for error!

I masked the Santa, then stamped the tree and surrounding images before colouring them in. Afterwards, I masked another rectangle to frame the central image before stamping a "tin types" background over the top, to subtly emulate lead paned glass.

The images are coloured in Prismacolor pencils. I quite like inconsistent, homespun, slightly weathred/organic feel they give to the image.

I accented various parts of the card with gold leafing pen (which unfortunately caught on some of the paper fibres and ran away with me!) And the sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping in today! Thanks Aimes for a chance to play along with you!

I hope you have a joyful day - it doesn't HAVE to be Christmas to feel blessed!



Materials: Cardstock, Stamps, Ink - Papertrey Ink; Pencils - Prismacolor; Gold Leafing Pen - Marvy Uchida; Rhinestone - Kaiser; Versamark ink; Embossing Powder - Stampendous


Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty Nerina, it's hard to believe it's just one layer with all the beautiful details you've incorporated!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very nice Christmas card. One done and how many to go until Dec. 25th???

Nerina said...

Heeee, heeeee!! Carol if they all take this long ... I'm happy to leave it at just ONE! LOL. Those stamps where you can do a whole card in one go are looking pretty good right now ;0)!!

Terri said...

Nice job! It is hard for me to even think about Christmas right now though. :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such a beautiful one layer card, love it!

Cammie said...

What a gorgeous card!

Heather P. said...

Aww, this is so sweet! Love the little scene you created. :)