Saturday, 29 October 2011

A One Colour Card with Dimension

One-colour cards are somewhat out of my comfort zone, as you might have guessed by now, so this card really has been a bit of a challenge for me. The depth & texture has had to come from the use of different techniques, and there has been lots of stamping & embossing and the addition of gems, ribbon, die cuts and even drawing in this project!


The main image on the front of the card was stamped with versamark and embossed in gold cosmic shimmer onto diecut mats of gold shimmer card. The background layer was stamped and embossed with snowflakes, and embellished with a generous width of gold mesh ribbon and lots of gold gems.


The main part of the card is a concertina-type tunnel card with a large gold & white Papermania sentiment behind the apertures. The reindeer at the front are Tim Holtz die cuts with gold glitter edges & gold gems for eyes. The tree was drawn with a gold brush marker, and has gold gems added for Winter fruit.

"Top view showing construction"

The apertured layers are decorated with gold diecut snowflakes and images of trees and reindeer which have been stamped, embossed and cutout from gold card.

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Simon says stamp and show one colour... any colour!
Simon says stamp challenge - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge


  1. Stunning card. Love all the detail x

  2. That is stunning, what a wonderful idea.....I have become a follower...cant wait to see what you do next.
    Sharon x

  3. Wow! Such a beautiful xmas card x
    Wendy x

  4. This is stunning Maddy. Wow.....I LOVE your tree. I didnt know you were god at drawing too. Is there no end to your talents!!?? This is such a gorgeous card. Lee x

  5. Beautiful Christmas card.
    Wendy xx

  6. Wow this is stunning, such a lot of hard work has gone into it. Debs xx

  7. lovely classy card, and such a lot of work has gone into it too. xx Jill B

  8. What a beautiful and elegant card! I just love these types of cards!

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  9. wow super love the gold tooooo happy crafting and thank you for visiting my blog honey ... love sandy xx

  10. What a wonderful card!
    Love Jayne. x x

  11. Elegant and stunning. The recipient is truly lucky.


  12. This is wonderful. The tone-on-tone color scheme is so elegant and the depth the concertina construction provides is just fascinating! Lovely!

  13. Holy moly, what a work of art you have created! The design is just fabulous and it looks sensational in that color palette! Love all the layers and embossing. Super job on the "One Color" challenge. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  14. I think this is my favorite - just gorgeous and so elegant!

  15. Beautiful card, so classy looking and I love the dimension.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. This is beautiful! I love all that dimension! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge!

  17. Fabulous card love all the dimension and love those reindeer, Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps candy on my blog x


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