Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wooded Christmas Gift Card Holder

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for the month finished off her month with one last challenge.

Our challenge this week is ...... 
True One Layer Only - Joanne says Many of you do fabulously wonderful fancy fold cards, which is not her thing. So today she is challenging use to make a true one layer card ... no layers, no pop-ups, no embellishments. All your work must be on the base layer. Embossing is fine of course.

Anyone who knows me knows I dislike one layer cards ... at least making them myself. So as you can probably tell I cheated! It was either that or throw the card out after making it which I didn't want to do.

The front of the card is a true one layer card! No cheating there! And seeing everyone else normally only creates a card front for any of our challenges ... I am not feeling too guilty!!!

Last year during Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember celebrations, I was able to snag the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamp set. I loved the stamps in the set, especially the wood slice included in the stamp set. I have been meaning to use this on a background all year and finally decided to use it for this week's challenge.

I stamped the wood ring all over the front of my card using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and then I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to add color all over the card front.

I stamps the sentiment, the deer and trees onto the card using VersaFine Black ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. I then added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint all over the card. 

To finish off the front of the card, I created a thick line of black at the top of the card using VersaFine Black ink and again heat embossed.

Ok so this is where I cheated .... I love making pop-up cards and any card I make for my challenges have something interactive in there somewhere. Last week when I was checking out social media, I came across this fun Pop Up Gift Card Holder Tutorial on the Hero Arts blog. This Pop Up Gift Card Holder is made from one sheet of cardstock ... so technically I didn't cheat! 

You can see the tutorial on how to create this here

As you can see I have again stamped the wood slice etc, as I had on the front of the card. 

Here is an overhead view of my card, so you can see the whole inside of the card. I added a sentiment to both sides of the card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Stamptember 2017 Stamp set - Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz


MiamiKel said...

Frances, this is delightful! I love the woodgrain and the rustic holiday feel to this - the deer, the snow, the tree image - just gorgeous!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, I love this woodsey, outdoor, masculine look, and Frances, I always love the way you add an element of surprise even on one layer cards. How great to see a gift card pop out from the inside.

Vicky Gould said...

What's not to love!!! I also like the woodgrain but the collage you created is just....well, OUTSTANDING!!! A totally unique and beautiful Christmas card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Such an awesome mix of images on your sensational gift card holder. So very beautiful!

Lois said...

You met the requirements of this challenge with your one-layer front, but we all knew it wouldn't stop you from creating a pop-up! A marvelous gift-card holder, Frances.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What fab images to use for the front of this beauty!!

Karen Aicken said...

OMGosh, this is wonderful - that background!!! You rocked the dreaded One Layer Card challenge.