Thursday, December 18, 2008

Single-Layer Christmas

I have a special treat for all of you single-layer card lovers. I am a huge fan of these types of cards...and enjoy making them.

I am using retired SU Christmas sets for my cards. Some of my favorite SU sets are retired, and I'm just not ready to get rid of them yet. My Nestabilities were used for my embossed frames, and love the look. I used Stickles for the berries (hard to see in the photo) on my Merry Christmas card, and Copics sketch markers to color my snowmen. The 120 lb. weight Pure Luxury card stock will give you no bleed through...and I LOVE that.

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Holiday Wishes
Card Stock: Fabriano Mediovalis (available at Starlit Studios)
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Square Nestabilites, Stickles

Stamps: Flaky Friends, So Many Sayings
Card Stock: Pure Luxury 120 lb. weight (available at Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers, Real Red marker, Spica Glitter pens
Accessories: Circle Nestabilites, Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched ribbon (PTI)

I hope you've enjoyed these simple cards, and wish you a lovely day! Thanks for stopping!!

38 comments:

~amy~ said...

Great 1 layer cards Rose Ann!

Lauren said...

Beautiful single layer cards Rose Ann. I do hate when stamp sets retire but that doesn't mean we can't use them. I love the embossing, gives it a great layer effect.

Catherine said...

Enjoyed it, loved it and adored it. They're all simply beautiful, i've been wanting these nesties to create this beautiful cards, maybe this Christmas :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I LOVE when you do these one layer cards with a lot of white space, Rose Ann! They're GORGEOUS!!

Dottie K. said...

Just gorgeous! Love what you did with the embossing. Have a great day! :)

Marlou said...

oh wow, these are just so beautiful rose Ann, they are very classy looking just one layer, love them!! :) x

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards....love the simplicity!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh I LOVE these, Rose Ann!!! I am getting my first nestabilities this week for my birthday! I see some CASEing coming in my future here!

Deb said...

They are amazing cards, I especially love the first one, so simple but so very stunning!
In case I don't get another opportunity, I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas!

Kristine B. said...

Rose Ann, these have got to be some of THE BEST cards I've seen done on white cards!! LOVE the embossed frame, and your images are just so vibrant--GREAT JOB!! :) Oh, and did I already say Thank you so much for the Christmas card? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Will post it soon. THanks so much. xx

ChristineCreations said...

They are BOTH gorgeous Rose Ann...you always know how to do it right. Beautiful designs!

Nancy Riley said...

Rose Ann, these cards are first class all the way! I love the single layer look and rarely think of creating them! You've done a FABULOUS job!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

So beautiful, Rose Ann! I can see why you love to make them! Terrific!

Julie Masse said...

Oh these are so beautiful Rose Ann!! I LOVE no layers - these are so elegant and pretty! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Rose Ann! Love the berries on your first card and the snowmen on your second are one of my FAVE sets! Definitely will never part with it!
Love the one layer look and especially with the embossing!! Must try that! TFS!

Jane said...

I love these! My favorite is the top one. Love the double embossed frame and the simple elegance of the stamped image.

Jane

LaurieF said...

Beautiful single layered cards Rose Ann! I love the embossed frames and the wonderful colors you used!

Savor the Journey said...

***bowing to your single layers***

Oh to be able to create single-layered beauties like these! Rose Ann, I'm totally with you on "simple", particularly since I'm far too behind on personal Christmas stamping. But these are far more than 'one-layer' ... these are elegant!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I find single layers the absolute most challenging Rose Ann!! Yours, however, are FABULOUS!! Love them!!

Wendy said...

Oh Rose Ann, both cards are just beautiful & so elegant! I love the crispness of an all white card but find it SO hard to make them for myself. Your coloring is just wonderful on these! Love them!!

PS. Thank you so much for my super cute Christmas card I recieved in the mail. OH MY...I had to giggle when I saw that monkey on the front! Thank you for thinking of me!
Happy Holidays to you & your family, Rose Ann!
Hug,
Wendy

Janine said...

These are both lovely but I just adore the first one!! Just so pretty!!!

Susie said...

Oh, I love both of these. Awesome job on both. I have both of these sets and can't bear to part with them, either.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Juliana said...

THese are beautiful!
I was just working on some single layer gift sets--this inspires me for more!!

Velta said...

I love how you used the nesties!!! I gotta try that one...just lovely :)

joslyn said...

love love these. simple is my fav.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Rose Ann, I love all your white cards with the embossed frames...what a fabulous look!!! thanks for the tip on the paper, too...gotta get some, for sure!!

Deborah said...

I am such a fan of single layer cards! These are all lovley! I am going to check out that link, thanks sweetie! Merry hugs, Deb

shel9999 said...

Wow! These are gorgeous, Rose Ann. I'm not sure I can MAKE a one-layer card. :) Yours are always fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Your Peaceful Wishes card is so classically elegant and beautiful! And Flaky Friends will always be one of those adorable sets that makes the cutest cards. Love the single layer simplicity. Your coloring of Flaky Friends is fabulous!

Donna said...

I'm a fan! I love them both, Rose Ann!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are both magnificent Rose Ann! You amaze me!!

Donna said...

These are lovely, Rose Ann!

Cindy Lyles said...

Oh my goodness you brought these snowmen to LIFE!!!!!!!! Love these Rose Ann!!!!!

Rose-Anne said...

Great name-spelling different.I left you an award on my blog. You don't know me but i have looked at your blog a few times and have been inspired by it.Thanks for that.

Cindy Haffner said...

Rose Ann you work these cards. Happy Holidays my friend.

dpkennedy said...

These are gorgeous! I love the clean crisp look of these!

StamperSharon said...

I love the simplicity of these, Rose Ann -- so elegant! Happy New Year to you!