Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 7- IO Sneak Peeks

Well, today is the last day of the sneak peeks, and I wanted to show you perhaps the easiest of the cards to make. I often forget about making one-layer cards, but I really like them. They are definitely a great idea if you have to crank out a lot of Christmas cards!

For my card, I stamped the Hannah Davies Angel (H10014) onto a kraft notecard and embossed it with detail black embossing powder. I then colored the image with some Faber-Castell markers. They don't blend as well as my Copic markers, but they also don't bleed to the inside of the card. To finish, I added some pink pearls and a saying from the All I want for Christmas (CL304) clear set.

Want to see more new IO samples? Check out what Deborah, Dina, Julie, and Jeanne, created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since leaving comments on the design team blogs could win you a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.

Thanks everyone for spending time on my blog this week and for leaving all the wonderful comments. I hope you had a good time seeing all the new stuff!


20 comments:

eclectivity said...

You know, I don't know if I've ever made a one layer card, but you've inspired me to try. I love the simplicity of this little work of art.

Well done.

stampqueen said...

I make alot of 1 layer cards at Halloween and Christmas because I make alot for both!!!
Sweet little Angel - great card!!!!

Stephanie said...

This is just an awesome one layer card! The angel is done so well with the coloring and I'm sure that embossing looks fabulous in real life. Thanks for such awesome inspiration the entire hop!

Linda said...

Sweet and simple. :)

Moira said...

great CAS card - love the colors used and the pearl accents!

Karen McAlpine said...

I like one layer cards too. They seem to clear my mind. LOL I am so loving all the new releases and this cute angel is no exception. Great simple card.

paula said...

Love the single layer cards! This is fantastic!

denise g. said...

Wonderful color choices - truly lovely. You are right -- sometimes one layer is best, especially when you can color it up and add touches of pearls and bling. Thank you so much for a great week of hopping by and getting inspired.

Patti J said...

What a sweet little angel! Love your CAS card - I also forget to do the one layer cards! Feel like I "MUST" add just one more ribbon, or button, or layer of CS!!! Thanks for a great hop!

Tammy L said...

A beautiful card and I love just that little bit of bling with the pearls. Gorgeous.

Linda Monroe said...

Very nice.

Lin said...

Ahhh, she's so cute! Love the added pearl accents! Look at all the Christmas cards you have in your stash now! We all need to do this in July and Christmas would be so much less hectic!

Cindy said...

Cute angel. Love how you used pearls to create some of her fairy dust :-)

Katie said...

Really pretty card! This angel is wonderful. Love the sparkle. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

creativearts said...

I love the one layer card! The angel is adorable and I love the colors you chose!!

Linda's Lovelies said...

Lovely single layer card. The angel is colored beautifully!

Stephanie Lee said...

love the 1 layer card

grandmalee said...

Beautiful CAS card! I love how you colored the angel...didn't realize that Copics bled through. Guess that's another reason I can add to why I don't need them! lol Love the pearl placement and the bling on the wings! Thanks so much for introducing us to these fabulous new images!

Ratty Hugs said...

Lovely coloring on your angel.
alsmouse ~C8>

Dana said...

Simple, yet festive! I love one-layer cards!