Paper craft project no. 298: Merry Christmas

It’s the first Friday of the month, which means we have a new challenge at STAMPlorations! This month, the theme is STAMPS & LAYERS. Lee-Anne Cross is joining us as guest designer this month and her card is simply stunning! The STAMPlorations girls did a wonderful job as well — you’ll have to check out the blog to how they interpreted the theme with their gorgeous creations! The winner doesn’t just get bragging rights, but a guest design spot and stamps too! The challenge is open until November 30 so we hope you’ll come play along.

As for my card…I layered in 3 different ways. For the background, I created a faux layer by stamping the poinsettia in white chalk ink several times and masking as I went along. Then I stamped the sketchy Christmas sentiment in red chalk ink before stamping it in black ink and a little offset to create a layered or drop shadow effect. And last, I stamped the poinsettia again on pre-cut diecuts, colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and then layered them onto my card base using foam dots. I think I managed the “layers” part of the challenge without going through the agony of layering different elements like diecuts, patterned papers, and such :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


PS: I’m having a design team call for a new challenge that starts on January 6. If you enjoy making one layer cards and Christmas cards, please check it out here. If you know someone who’d be interested, please pass the info along and thank you in advance! :o)

7 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 298: Merry Christmas”

  1. Stunning! LOVE the background and your poinsettias! Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  2. Way behind on my commenting, Shery…but finally here :) I love how you stamped the background on this…looks amazing! And those poinsettias just leap off the card…so, so beautiful! Fabulous one layer design!

  3. Again such a stunning BG! Love this card! Hugs, Gerrina

  4. Love the stamped BG :) and focal poinsettia looks so pretty over it !

  5. I love how you stamped the background! The contrast of colors is fabulous! This card truly is stamper’s delight, Shery! Thanks so much for your comment over PC and S. You make my day extra special!

  6. My goodness, you are the Queen of one layer! I have to work apon a nick name for you now! Just so creative Shery x

  7. And here I thought you were going to have one layer with layering – SURPRISE! LOVELY coloring and layering. Off to check out the DT call for one layer :)

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