Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Paper craft project no. 322: Happy holidays one layer card

Hello, everyone! I'm here with my first card for 2015. Took me a while, but I'm happy to be able to do a little crafting. This one layer card is for a brand new challenge blog -- One Layer Christmas Card Challenge. It's always anything one layer Christmas goes, but there's an optional twist. For our first challenge, the twist is red. And there is even a prize up for grabs. Check out the blog -- the One Layer Christmas Card girls made beautiful cards for your inspiration! We hope you'll join us!

To make my card, I used my Japanese watercolor brush pen on a stencil -- colored in the "h" and "ppy" before tracing  the letters with a black marker. Then I stamped the Christmas tree in place of the "a" and the sentiment. I placed a strip of drywall tape at an angle at the top and bottom of my card, sponged Distress ink over it, and removed the tape to reveal the grid design. Done with my first Christmas card for the year :o)

I'm linking up my card to these fun challenges:
  1. Dream Valley Challenge #97 - Christmas
  2. Virginia's View Challenge #11 - Clean Slate
  3. Christmas Cards All Year Round January Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


SuppliesStamps - Oh, Christmas Tree!Sentiment Builders: HappySentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year from STAMPlorations; Inks/Paints - Jet Black and Emerald Green Archival inks, Fired Brick Distress ink from Ranger, Akashiya Sai Japanese watercolor brush pens; Stencil - Hello & Company from ARTplorations ; Paper - 100# classic white premium heavy weight cardstock from Paper and More; Other - black marker, drywall tape


  1. Great to see you creating, Shery! Fun idea to use the tree as a letter and the corners look funky!

  2. I love how you've used these elements to create a classic-feeling Christmas card!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the drywall technique!

  4. Love this Shery! Love how you did the corners and using the tree for the 'A'. Great design! :-)

  5. Very cool use of the drywall tape, Shery! And that sentiment is so creative...LOVE!

  6. Love the use of the tree for the 'A'!

  7. Me likey mucho - from the stencilled corners to the substituted "a".

  8. Hi,

    Great card. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at CCYAR and good luck.

    DT Christmas Challenge All Year Round

  9. Love the little squires! They give it a fresh feelin that is perfect! Hugs, Gerrina

  10. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  11. Hard to believe that this is a one layer! You Rock, Shery! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!


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