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:

Sharon said...

So lovely Karen!

sandie said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

OH Babs said...

Fantastic one layer card. Thanks for the directions.

Cheryl said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

joy said...

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

Karen Ashbrook said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Deborah Frings said...

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!

Cornelia W said...

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

Lesley Croghan said...

This is wonderful!

Rahmat said...

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!

Becky said...

What a Beautiful winter scene..

Sandie Gough said...

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/

Lizzy Hill said...

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:):)

CherylQuilts said...

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

Karen Rankin said...

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

Susan Raihala said...

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!

Kushner Elizabeta said...

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

Beverley said...

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