Recognition

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Christmas in July....

I was inspired to make a one layer Christmas Card today
for the One Layer Challenge .... Christmas in July....
Here is my card....
Lots of masking and thinking about the layers but I got there in the end...
Lets just say this wasn't my first attempt!

Not as CAS as first envisaged but if you could see the red as white that may help.....
I die cut a tag and used this for a mask.
I then sprayed several different colours of reds and gold.....
Boy do these look rich and shiny in real life.
After stamping and embossing the lines, still with the mask on, 
I had a fun time playing with colouring the tag.
I finished with stamping and embossing the bow on top of the tag and the sentiment.
The card held up well to all the water but I would use a heavier water colour card next time.
If it hadn't been a one layer challenge I would have just used the die cut tag,
but hey where's the fun in that?
Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter with my One Layer card....
One Layer Challenge - Christmas in July....
Update-My card was hi-lighted in this challenge, thank you so much
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge - Gold
Update - I was lucky to get a Favourite for this card - Thank you x
Addicted to stamps and more - Holiday
Update-Honourable Addict for this card..Thank you x
Make My Monday Challenge - Sentimental
AAA Cards - One Stash Favourite
I love my sprays as they are so very pretty


39 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness--this is just amazing! Wonderfully crafted 1 layer card!

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  2. Wow, I love the way this looks! Just a like a present with some fancy paper. I bet it looks amazing in person, because I can see a lot of the shine in the photo :)

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    1. That's great you can see the shine...thank you for you very kind comments x

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  3. WHAT!!!??? this is a ONE layer card? I cannot believe it this is fantastic!! the amount of concentration you had to achieve this is incredible.. Your 'wrapping paper' is what I love the most.. Darnit I love the entire thing!!! Inspiration galore.

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    1. Your very generous comment has brought a smile to my face...thank you so much x

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  4. A beautiful card, stunning work. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

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  5. And there was me thinking you'd cheated and stuck a tag on! Wow! A wonderful work of art. Cara x

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  6. WOW WOW WOW! I truly thought this was a layered card!! What amazing work! I LOVE it my friend! Thanks for the inspiration . . . pinned for the future! I hope you have had a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. How stunning! I love the concept and gorgeous texture with the color! And the sentiment tag is perfection. Big Hugs, Autumn

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  8. Such a sumptuous and beautiful one layer - amazing - card. The ribbon and bow look so 3D! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and HLS Christmas challenge.

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  9. What great dimension you managed to create here! Fabulous card!

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  10. Oh my goodness Mac this is AMAZING - love your colours, so rich and luscious, and the stamping and masking fooled me into thinking this was multi dimensional!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Wow, this card is amazing Mac! I love the warm, rich colours and the opulent gold that you've used. If you hadn't have mentioned it, I'm sure that nobody would have thought that it was a one layer card. I think I'm especially attracted to this card as it remind me of a really expensive box of chocolates, and who doesn't like cards and chocolates? I also really love the beautiful sentiment and I really wish that we could all find peace each and every day of the year too. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  12. This is a phenomenal one layer card. So much planning and clever masking and sponging. I love it.

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  13. OOooooOOOO that flecked golden marbled background is soooooo pretty!!! I bet this just shimmers in real life! Thank you for playing at The Mixed Media Card Challenge this month!!

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  14. One layered? Oh my stars! Beyond impressed! I second Becca (and everyone else): this is a breath-taken-away marvel! The marbled background, the masked tag...in awe! Thank you for sharing your artistry at ATSM!
    ~carol

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    1. That is so kind of you. Very generous and thank you so much x

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  15. Gorgeous card. I love the rich colours - very elegant. xx

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  16. Great job Mac. It looks like it is more than one layer. Great job with the masking of the tag ... your card looks 3-D! LOVE the textured goodness of your beautiful red background. xx

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  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  18. Amazing! I had to do a really close look when you said is was one layer! You have achieved such depth with your colours and careful masking. Just brilliant!
    Elaine

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  19. Such a clever idea and so well done!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!!

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  20. Wow, this turned out incredible!! I love the background and of course, red is so festive and perfect for Christmas! Your tag looks amazing, and the technique for your ribbon and bow blew my mind, I had to look twice to see what it really was!! Most excellent design my friend! hugs :)

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  21. Gorgeous, Mac Mable. Lovely rich colored tag. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards and The Mixed Media Card challenge.

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  22. What a lovely package and tag, Mac! An awesome one layer card!

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  23. This is truly gorgeous, Mac. There is so much dimension it's hard to believe it's a one layer card. I'm so glad you shared your card at ATSM.

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  24. WOW! I can barely believe this is a one layer card!! outstanding dimension! WOW!!

    Patti

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  25. This is just amazing! Love all the dimension you achieved on a one layer card!!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  26. Stunning background design and color and what a lovely holiday design.

    Hugs Diane

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  27. Amazing card! It is very difficult to believe it is a one layer card. Outstanding work! And congrats for making it to the top three at ATSM. You really deserve it!

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    1. That is so kind of you, thank you very much x

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  28. Congratulations on a well deserved win, over at Simplicity Mac! LOVED this one! Have a lovely Sunday sweet friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  29. Stunning! Swooning over that ribbon! Just reading it won. No surprise here!

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  30. Mac, you're a genius !!! It looks like a gift with ribbon and tag, despite one layer I see so many dimensions! You're a real magician. One of the best cards I've ever seen. And among them are a few more of your cards :-)
    Thanks for sharing at HLS Christmas. Big inspirations!!
    Hugs,
    BożenA DT HLS

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  31. Wow! This is so amazing!! It certainly doesn't look like a one layer at all!! I saw on the challenge about your winning with this and I can see why!! Really amazing my friend! HUGS :)

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  32. This is so striking, simple in every way and beautiful as well.

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