July 21, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #14

Hey everyone!  It's another great day for the start of a new challenge over at One Layer Christmas Card Challenges!  I know that a lot of you think we're crazy for making Christmas cards all year but I have about 26-27 of my Christmas cards made and it's only July!  I'll have all my cards that I need done soon and I won't be rushed or stressed to finish them.  Plus, they are all one layers so no extra postage needed!  That's the beauty of making a few cards a month all year long.  Of course, I LOVE making Christmas cards.  I know some get tired of it but not me.  :-). Yep, I know.  I'm crazy.  :-). Anyway, back to the challenge.  As usual, it's anything goes with an optional twist.  This time the twist is candles.

I don't have too many Christmas candle stamps so I used a great STAMPlorations one I had.  I've always liked the old fashioned almost vintage look of it.  I got creative with it too by using the masking technique.  Take a look...

Once I made my mask I stamped the poinsettias several times in walnut stain Distress ink.  Then I stamped it twice with the candles.  I coloured everything in with my prismacolor pencil crayons.  Then I stamped the sentiment (from the same set) in walnut stain ink.  I think it turned out pretty good.  :-). The masking on this one was kind of tricky and I'm not sure I'd do it again.  :-)

So, we hope you'll all join in on the fun and remember, if you use the twist you're entered in for the prize draw!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!

I'm going to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - holiday
Winter Wonderland Challenge - traditional colours
Jingle Belles - old fashioned/vintage


  1. what amazing masking and love the vintage look x

  2. Wow! Love the masking on this beauty, Kim! Fabulous design!

  3. Wonderful one layer card! Thank you for joining our ATSM challenge this week. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  4. Beautiful and I love that it is a one-layer card which makes it easy to mail.

  5. What a gorgeous combination of candles and blooms ... so very glad you joined our Old Fashioned Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  6. what a pretty card! thanks for celebrating an "old fashioned xmas" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  7. I love the classic look and the sweetness of your Artistry. I appreciate the time and care you put into your creations. I would love to receive A card that has so much care in it.
    Thank You for sharing, I am hoping for A nice Holiday Season.


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