Thursday, 20 November 2014

Home for the Holidays



Welcome to another Christmas card that is super simple and quick. 
 This month, at One-Layer Simplicity, our theme is 

HOME, SWEET HOME

I love this stamp from Serendipity.  I have had it for years and it makes a great card especially for Christmas.  I began by embossing the oval on my card front using a Spellbinder oval die.  I placed the die onto my cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug using a rubber mat under the die.  By using the mat, it prevents the die from cutting through the paper and leaves an embossed design instead.
I cut a mask using the same oval die to use as a mask, positioned it over my embossed area then stamped the home image with black Memento ink.  I coloured the image with my watercolour pencils.
I scored the two lines on the bottom for interest then stamped the sentiment from PTI.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS on Sunday- RIBBON or TWINE

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Time Out Challenge- EMBOSSING 

The Crafter's Cafe- ANYTHING GOES

Divas by Design- SNOW


Thanks for popping in today and taking a look.  I appreciate all you most kind comments and emails.

Supplies:  stamps- Serendipity, PTI/ watercolour pencils/ ScorPal/ bl Memento ink/ Spellbinder oval die

21 comments:

  1. Stunning Karen, it really does make for a great frame using the doe like this and colouring the house in red makes the card perfect for XMas, so pleased you shared with is at ATSM and TIME OUT x

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  2. Beautiful image Karen and perfectly coloured ... the hit of red is perfect for the old-fashioned house image. Beautiful font for your sentiment and love the scored lines for added texture. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M! :) Loll xx

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  3. Fantastic one layer card. Thanks for the directions.

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  4. Hi Karen..... Beautiful card. Love the score lines. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  5. That's a great stamp, perfect for this card and technique of just coloring a selected portion of of the image.

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  6. gorgeous scene and a one layer to boot! love it!

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  7. Great card, love how you've used the oval die. Karen x

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  8. Gorgeous wintery scene and your coloring is beautiful, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

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  9. Love this clean, simple and beautiful Christmas card. The red house looks so warm and welcoming. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  10. gorgeous winter scene! I like your score marks! Thanks for playing again with us at ATSM this week!

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  11. Its a fabulous one layer card, I like that stamp very much, and you have chosen great colors to work with! So glad you joined us at ATSM!

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  12. What a Beautiful winter scene..

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  13. Beautiful, so nice to see a one layer! The image is gorgeous xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ooooh! What a FABULOUS stamp, even if it is older.....I've heard that rubber mat to score idea before, but not tried it...looks like today might be the day! Thanks for sharing:):)

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  15. Wow, Karen, this is beautifully CAS! Love it! Hugs!

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  16. This is a lovely stamp, great christmas card Karen, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe Challenge :))

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  17. Karen, I adore your use of the die to frame your image...and the scoring under the sentiment, and the rounded corners, and the twine...ALL OF IT!

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  18. Great card! Thank you for joining us at the Time Out Challenge.

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  19. Wonderfully festive :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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