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.