Sunday 16 December 2018

Another one layer Christmas card

Afternoon peeps. Just taken the dog out before it got too dark, still not long now before the days start to lengthen!
Here is another Christmas card to share with you involving lots of masking.

I love a one layer card but they do require some planning!
I started by masking off a rectangle with Post-its on a white base card and added a torn piece at the bottom to make a snowdrift. It was then inked up with DI before stamping some trees in the same. colours. The main tree was stamped in black and I added some of the same DI over the branches. The snowdrift looked too bright so I knocked it back with a touch of  Vintage Photo. Some white chunky EP was scattered over the scene and heated carefully so it didn't blow everywhere!
Finally I added a simple sentiment.
I'm still in the process of decorating the main tree in the lounge, it got too dark to see what I was doing, but the one in the snug is finished. It was one that we grew from a seedling planted nearly 10 years ago and it was sad that it had to be cut down but it had to be done though as the others were being crowded out. This is the third cull from the plot and there is something very satisfying in decorating your own grown tree. The last two came with roots but this was too large a root ball to get out without disturbing the others. My Grandson and OH cut it down last week but the weather was so vile that we left it soaking in a bucket until Thursday. 

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  1. Loving this design, so beautifully done and perfect for our Christmas tree challenge at Allsorts. Thank you so much for joining us!

  2. This is a fabulous OL card Julie. I am experimenting a bit more with inks and fully intend to explore this style when time allows!! It must be very satisfying to cut a home grown tree, must put that idea to Martin!! xx

  3. Beautiful background and a gorgeous tree, really lovely card. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Tree' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love it!

  5. I'm sitting here with my jaw dislocated thanks to you! This is another stunning frameable creation, Jules! Your artistry and skill at masking and design leaves me in awe! Enjoy the wonderful aroma of that fresh-cut tree! There is nothing like it! ๐ŸŽ„Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  6. I love the depth you've created with your masking on this beautiful card! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. The details on this are really quite lovely. What a beautiful scene! And you own grown tree...that is super cool. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  8. Fabulous card. I love the depth you achieved and the soft colors.

  9. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous one-layer card. I find it so hard to make one that I like, and I love yours! Beautiful background and design.

  10. Gorgeous one layer Jules. Amazing design and work to create this beautiful winter scene. xx

  11. Stunning! So doable๐Ÿ˜Š


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