I really struggle with single-layer cards, so I wanted to challenge myself to make one. And since I love making Christmas cards in non-traditional colors, I incorporated the pink challenge into this card as well. First, I die cut the double-ended banner die from Lil' Inker Designs, as well as the Layerz Mat Stack 1 Die from Papertrey Ink. I temporarily adhered them onto the right side of my card to be used as masks. With the masks in place, I stamped the large solid circle stamp from the Paper Smooches Hullabaloo set around the edge of the larger die to create a scalloped border around it. I also stamped the houndstooth background from the Debonair set using the second generation stamping technique to give it a worn, distressed look. Then I removed the larger die cut mask and, with the banner die cut still in place, adhered only the negative of the larger die cut in place to use like a stencil. I applied the green ink using a finger dabber. I outlined both die-cut shapes with a black Copic Multiliner to give them more definition, then stamped the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler set. I finished off the card with some holly leaves and cute pink berries from the Chilly Chums set.
Here's a close-up of the cute little holly leaves and some Stickled pink berries:
I'll be back in a little while to share my second card, which totally has me GIDDY!!! It may be one of my faves to date. Thanks for looking!
I'm playing along here:
Paper Smooches World Cardmaking Day challenge
Simon Says Stamp Celebrates World Cardmaking Day
Supplies: cardstock: Stampin' Up!; stamps: Paper Smooches (Hullabaloo, Christmas Sampler, Chilly Chums, Debonair); inks: Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black), Ranger (Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Crushed Olive); dies: Papertrey Ink (Layerz Mat Stack 1), Lil' Inker Designs (double-ended banner from Flags & Tags); black pen: Copic; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; glitter glue: Ranger (Diamond Stickles)