Oct 23 2009

Bloggers Challenge 122 – No Layers!


No layers!  Oh my!  Sometimes the simplest looking cards are the hardest to make!  However, this one did come together pretty quickly!  I started with a different idea, but this is how it turned out.  I do like it!  I love Stampin' Up!'s Level 1 Hostess Set, Patterned Pines and used it here!










I started with Shimmer White Cardstock!  Every card looks elegant with Shimmer Paper.  I stamped the trio of Patterned Pines image with Gable Green Craft Ink and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  I added a Summer Sun Classic Ink star at the top of the center tree.  Merry Christmas from Christmas Greetings (a MUST have set!) is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and I did use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for placement.  Finally, I wrapped some Gold Stretch Cord around the card and tied with a bow (which would NOT stay flat for photographing!)  lol!

That's it!  I'm anxious to see what the other Bloggers Challenge players came up with for this challenge!  Have a great weekend.  Come back tomorrow for Stamping 411's sketch challenge!




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Sets:  Patterned Pines (Hostess Level 1 set), Christmas Greetings (115448)

Inks:  Rich Razzleberry Classic (115658), Summer Sun Classic (100537), Gabel Green Craft Ink (101671),

Cardstock:  Shimmery White (101910), 

Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (100005), Gold Stretch Cord (109867)

19 People have left comments on this post

Oct 23, 2009 - 10:10:02
Lorie said:

Love it Connie!

Oct 23, 2009 - 10:10:53

I could certainly get used to it.. stamp, stamp stamp ~ blend, tie ribbon ~ done! This is so stinkin cute! Great job on the challenge GF.

Oct 23, 2009 - 11:10:43

Great CAS no layer card!

Oct 23, 2009 - 11:10:12
Tami Black said:

As always, great card! Could you do a flopper once in a while so we can perhaps get the image that everything you stamp isn’t actually golden!

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:10:34
Shelly Schmidt said:

Perfect simple Christmas card! TFS

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:10:52
kim howard said:

This looks fantastic, love that shimmery paper!

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:10:36

Simple and elegant – what’s not to like? Great job!

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:10:31
Rachel Hope said:

Clean and simple…the color is very striking!

Oct 23, 2009 - 01:10:09
Ida said:

Nicely done. Love those trees and I agree anything on Shimmer paper looks great.

Oct 23, 2009 - 04:10:41
Nikki said:

This is gorgeous Connie…love that image for a one layer! {SMILES}

Oct 23, 2009 - 04:10:16
BarbaraD said:

Lovely….AND simple! It just doesn’t get any better than that!

Oct 23, 2009 - 06:10:01
Lisa Bohler said:

I love it! I love the gold star and the use of the cording! Wonderful!

Oct 23, 2009 - 07:10:56

So pretty and simple Connie! Wonderful job with this challenge! 😀

Oct 23, 2009 - 08:10:47

I agree with you these 1 layers cards are always way too hard. but you nailed it – you did such a great job on this challenge and the patterned pines set on this card looks soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!
love it.
Where do you find the Bloggers challenges?
I would love to participate??
thanks Connie

Oct 24, 2009 - 10:10:32
Lori said:

Great design!

Oct 24, 2009 - 10:10:54

I love this – simply LOVELY!

Oct 25, 2009 - 07:10:45

connie isn’t simple hard…love the simplicity of the three trees on white..
connie paxman

Oct 26, 2009 - 09:10:50

Very cute! I love this set too!

Oct 30, 2009 - 01:10:26
tiffany said:

This is so pretty!! Great job with this challenge!!