Friday 18 August 2017

One-layer Christmas

Hello and welcome! Today, I'm popping in with a one-layer Christmas card for a couple of fun challenges.

After stamping the car from Tis the Season (Essentials by Ellen), I masked the stamped image using a Molotow masking liquid pen. When this was dry, I blended some inks through another mask that I had created using the smaller of the Window Frame dies (Pretty Pink Posh), that I bought using a gift PPP certificate that I had won. I thought it would be fun to mimic a snow globe to add some interest to my one-layer card. To blend the ground, I simply flipped my mask. After removing the masking on my image, I did some quick and simple colouring using Copics and then used a white Sharpie to add the snow. 

While I was making my preparations, I decided I might just as well create 2 cards instead of 1, so that's 2 more cards added to my Christmas card pile.

Tip: because I used 120 pound cardstock by Simon Says Stamp, I did not have any Copics bleeding to the back of my front panel, just perfect for a one-layer card.


LIM - #341 OLC Vehicles

SSS Wednesday - Add a sentiment

ATCAS - #117 One layer

Stamping Sensations - August Anything goes

CCC - #19 Anything Christmas goes 
(optional photo inspiraton)


  1. I love this festive card. The snow globe shape for the inked background is a super idea and really adds a seasonal feel. Fab image too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. I really like how you've framed this stamp and created a little winter scene and you've definitely achieved the look of a snow globe. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. It's a super CAS card Marianne, something I really struggle with but this offers great inspiration.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  4. What a great idea to turn this into a snow globe, Marianne. It's beautifully colored and the snow really stands out. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at Addicted to CAS.

  5. This image is so appealing to me, Marianne - love it highlighted inside the masked shape! Great design - thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. I absolutely love this card - but how on earth did the Copics not bleed to the back of the panel? I use 160g/m² and I understand that converts to 109 lbs, so not that much less, and it bleeds a lot. Anyhow, I guess I'll just experiment a bit more!

  7. This is so gorgeous, I love the look of the card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  8. This is a fantastic one layer card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCC! -Lori DT

  9. Hoe idyllisch. Leuk om er een verhaaltje bij te verzinnen.liefs InekešŸ¾