Monday 15 August 2011

One-layer Christmas card with distressing

I did it! After viewing a lot of demos on YouTube I dived in and got out my distress inks for some real distressing! Hope you like what you see.

Materials used:
Stamps – Artemio
Distress ink – clear, broken china, faded jeans, spiced marmelade
Embossing powder – white frosted
Post-it notes to mask off the area to be stamped

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show – Show a Tim Holtz technique
Less is More – One layer, using ink
CHNC – One layer, keep it simple
Charisma Cardz – Distressing
Crafty Catz – Emboss it


  1. Yes, I do like what I see. You did great! I was like you, completely out of my comfort zone!

  2. I love this stamp set and I love your card.
    Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you'll be able to join us again next time.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. I definitely like what I see - super distressing and stamping. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 33 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. What great colors! You stepped out of your comfort zone...and did a FAB job!

  5. The white snowflakes look great against the inked panel. A super card. xx

  6. Great inking and love the embossed snowflakes :)

  7. Beautiful card! You will love the Tim Holtz techniques. He explains things very well and it's so much fun getting messy and distressing. I am glad to see you dived in, it's a 10!

  8. Great card - I love how the writing leads the eye outside of the blue area, great job! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  9. Hi Marianne
    A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  10. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  11. Hiya, what a wonderful card! thanks so much for playing at charisma this week hugs carlyann xx

  12. Lovely card with gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  13. Lovely colour choice and card! x

  14. Very nice indeed, a great Christmas card.

  15. Beautiful and stylish - I love it! :)

    Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,



  16. Fantastic card Marianne
    Love the colours, super effect

    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  17. Fab card, love the snowflakes coming off the edge of the panel and the gold script too :)
    Jenny x

  18. Great card, love the colours and the fab effect. Carol x

  19. Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  20. A fabulous card and gorgeous colours!

  21. So pretty allowing the snowflakes to pop!

  22. oh ♥WOW♥!!! this is MAGNIFICENT as both an example of the "emboss/resist" technique AND also as a card inspired by JM's lovely tutorial AND a great use of those amazing stamps... but the thing that really REALLLLLLLY impresses me the very most here is that you've done it all ON ONE LAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!! i could no more do that than *FLY* so that just blows me away, the seemingly effortless way you have pulled that off--and i'd've not really probably REALIZED what you had done if you hadn't mentioned it. ♥wow♥WOW♥wow♥!!!!!