Saturday, 18 October 2014

52CCT - Recipe ....

.... Good morning all!  I hope your stash of Christmas cards if building, but if you still need to make some more (and I need to make quite a few more) why don't you join in with our challenge.  This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a recipe for you - make a ONE LAYER CARD.  Here's my card:

Alpine Village - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Alpine Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe
Dies: Spellbinders - Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crisp Cantaloupe


I'm submitting this to a couple of challenges; Colour Me Card Challenge - CMCC#42 and Merry Monday - MM#130 where the theme is "Silent Night".  The Merry Monday graphic was the inspiration for this card, I thought that an Alpine Village would be very quiet on the night before Christmas.  I created a mask and then stamped the mountain range several times using first and second generation impressions.  I stamped the village using all three colours and then embossed an oval frame around the whole image.  I finished the front with a simple sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat of pale peach and on the white panel added another small village, some snowflakes and a Christmas greeting.

Alpine Village inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had lots of fun with this card and, as it's only one layer, it will be very easy to mail.  For more inspiration with one-layer Christmas cards, check out the cards from the rest of the Team.  See you soon.

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16 comments:

lilybygilly said...

Oh Deborah - this is wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing, and I love that the inside of your card is just as lovely as the outside. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

Peg Coombes said...

Oh I can imagine being there and having a nice winter warmer in that village x

My Card Attic said...

Love the way that the mountains seem to recede in the background by generation stamping. Also, love what you did with the dies!

Sari said...

What a lovely card inside and out. What could be more peaceful than Christmas in the mountains!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the village and the mountains, Deb! FAB!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, I haven't checked out WM's stuff lately (love everything she ever does, though!) and by the looks of this lovely little Alpine village, I might have to run over there! Very sweet little scene...lots of depth and dimension for only one layer! Very clever! Thanks for participating in my Merry Monday challenge this week! LOVE the sentiment inside too!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the way you created the mountains in your gorgeous scene card. The embossed frame is perfect, but most of all I love the inside
Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

What a great way to create a scene - fab stamps too - it all looks so pretty in the oval frame - Jacqueline xx

Rocky said...

Those mountains are brilliant, they really look dimensional. Great card for one layer, you've got me thinking.

Katie Melhus said...

This is an adorable scene and the matching inside is my favorite part - love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning! It's amazing what you've done with just one layer!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

fabiola jaques said...

superbe Deborah, très jolie scène, paisible et charmante, biz

Joanne James said...

What a lovely alpine village scene. The stamping of the mountain adds real depth to your one layer card. Great use of this week's colours - thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week!

Tara Bourgoin said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just love this happy little alpine scene. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

What a terrific example of how beautiful a one-layer card can be!Your stamping is wonderful! Really enjoy your mountain village scene.

Patricia Hays said...

That's a sweet little village scene! Well done, Deborah.

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