Monday, January 25, 2016

One Layer Jingle Bells.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today to participate in the Merry Monday Christmas challenge #189 One Layer Christmas cards, the Happy Little Stampers JINGLE challenge and the One Layer Christmas Card challenge #24, "Anything Goes".  Here is my card.


This image is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called Christmas Classics. Since the challenges called for One Layer cards, I cut a piece of 8"x 5 1/2" Canson water color paper and folded it at 4", then I grabbed  this retired SU embossing folder (I couldn't remember the name) and embossed the front panel, then I stamped the image from a retired Flourishes set called "Christmas Classics" and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers in Real Red, Garden Green, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and More Mustard, I added some shading and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and gold and silver gel pens. I heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the same set, in gold and I added a few Rhine Stones for a bit of bling.


I love how the embossing folder design frames this image.
Here is a picture of the inside.


The sentiment and the sprig of pine are from a Power Poppy set, by Marcella Howley called Merry Littles .
Here are the banners that inspired this card.


                                    

    
I hope you stop by this blogs and give this challenges a try.
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



37 comments:

  1. Oh this is so pretty . Your coloring is just perfect on this arrangement . The EF frame is a great way to spotlight it !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I wanted to frame this image so I did it with this EF but, for the life of me, I can't remember the name, Arghh!
      If you know, please tell me, ok?

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  2. Very nostalgic and festive!! I like it!

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  3. Very nostalgic and festive!! I like it!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Margaret, this image does look very vintage.

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  4. Love that bough and bells! Beautiful and so smart to nestle in this embossing folder a fabulous choice Maria! Add that to the stack of 2016 Christmas cards!

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    1. Thank you Patti, the image look kind of lonely in the center of the panel so I decided to add the embossing. I couldn't add card stock or die cuts, it needed to be totally One Layer.

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  5. Such a beautiful card Maria and the embossing folder is perfect for the stamped image! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I always have a lot of fun playing along with Merry Monday.

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  6. GORGEOUS one layer card! The touch of embossing and beautiful coloring are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, the embossing was a great idea, the image needed something to frame it.
      I always enjoy playing at Merry Monday.

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  7. Oh what fun . . . and such pretty coloring.

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  8. Beautiful coloring and the embossing frames the focal point perfectly!

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    1. Thank you Nancy, I agree, the embossed frame was a good idea.

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  9. So pretty, Maria! Love the stamped image with the embossed frame!! Your coloring is amazing too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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    1. Thank you Wendy, I really liked the way the embossing frames this image.
      I love playing at Merry Monday.

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  10. What a gorgeous spray, Maria! You've colored it beautifully and the embossing around it makes me think of a door! Fantastic one layer card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, the embossing really frames this pretty Christmas arrangement so nicely.
      I always have fun playing along at Merry Monday, looking forward to the next challenge.

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  11. Love the embossed frame & beautiful image!

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  12. This is just lovely, nicely coloured too

    Kathyk

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  13. Just love the embossed frame around your pretty image - you colored those bells and pines so beautifully!

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  14. Thank you Linda, I'm so glad I decided to add the embossed frame.

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  15. Amazing coloring but the embossing is the perfect finishing touch for this beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you Conil, that embossing folder is great for creating a frame for your images.

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  16. A lovely image and skillfully colored and it looks so beautiful with this framed embossing. So pretty. TFS and playing in the HLS Christmas Challenge. Hugs

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    1. Thank you MaryH, I had fun playing along at HLS.

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  17. Beautifully done... what a one layer wonder.. I love how the details add but don't take away.. they draw your eye to the very center! Thanks for joining us at Happy little Stampers Christmas Challenge

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    1. Thank you LesLee, the embossed frame really draws your eye to the image.

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  18. Gorgeous one layer design Maria, love your image,colouring and the embossed border. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday and OLCCC.

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    1. Thank you Susan, one layer cards are fun to make, I was a bit doubtful of adding the embossed frame but I'm glad I did.

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  19. Beautiful spray of bells and greenery! Your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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    1. Thank you Susan, I enjoyed playing along at Happy Little Stampers!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.