Friday, 26 June 2015

Merry and Bright

Hello.  Welcome.  It's hotting up here at last.  It's a t-shirt day today.  Must get a picture of Bob flat out in the rabbit garden.  Although I am glad to see the sun it's warm for the small furries.  They are all lying stretched out trying to catch some breeze.  Lots of small birds visiting the pond for a bath.  Fun watching them splashing about. 

There is a CASE playground over at Stamplorations and Cornelia has put in a couple of cards using a stamp from Stamplorations Vignette Celebrate Artsy set to create a background.  The link above is to her Christmas version.  Here's mine



I know, it's a bit bright.  Well, I also wanted to join the One Layer Christmas Card challenge where the twist this time is Green.  So I picked a yellow base card and various shades of Distress ink.  I was going to stamp the background and then add a fussy cut detail til I remembered I was trying for one layer!!!  So I stamped the Paperartsy tree with Pine Needle distress.  A little late I decided to try and emboss the star and basket with gold and the tree with green powder.  The gold is patchy.  Which I like.  Sort of distressed.  The green is almost not there at all.  Just a little texture here and there.  I quite like that as well.  Then I masked and stamped the background. 



I added the two vertical word stamps from Marks Finest Papers Nutcracker set and embossed with gold.

Joining the fun at
OLCC Challenge 12 - Green
Stamplorations June CASE Playground
June Rudolph Days Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
DRS Designs Challenge 180 - Oh My Stars  just the one LOL, on the top of the tree

Thanks for dropping by.  Back very soon with a couple more projects.  Best laid plans and all that jazz.  Hugz

10 comments:

  1. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Inspirations

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  2. Great Christmas card...your pretty tree with the distressed gold looks fab on that background you created.

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  3. Hi Gail - you made me happy - I love it when somebody CASEs my cards! Came out great - nice masking! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

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  4. hello Gail! luv this, the background is so very cool! thanks for the inspiration... I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....
    http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2015/06/shine-on-giveaway.html

    I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  5. Lovely card, very fresh yet very festive

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  6. Lovely card Gail, so hard to do one layer! xxx

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  7. The tree with the distressed gold looks very pretty. I like the background you created too. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs this week!

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  8. Fabulous! Love the greens, so glad you played with us at CASEplorations :)

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  9. Very bright and creative lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at OLCCC.

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  10. Super make and One Layer too! Yee Haa!

    Kathyk

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