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Friday, 4 September 2015

Alphabet Challenge Blog - Letter "O" One Layer

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I have made it to the end of the week the first week back at school takes a bit of getting used to. I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend. This weekend the plan is for us is to try and sort out all the furniture we are now storing for our daughter. I can see a few trips to the tip coming up so we can make some space.

I have joined the Design Team at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. I am in Team B and our letter was O and that was taken to mean One Layer and that is the theme of the current challenge. This was a real challenge for me as everything I make has many, many layers.

I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.


I took a smooth slightly off white 6" x 6" card blank. I cut a piece of card the same size as the card blank and I cut an aperture with a square die in the middle of the card to make a mask. This was taped with low tack tape over the front of the card. Then I used a brush to apply Distress Ink through the aperture sweeping the ink from side to side. This gives a lovely smooth finish to the ink.

Once I had removed my homemade mask I stamped the Silhouette Manger stamp from Little Claire Designs with Perfect Medium it was then heat embossed with a sparkly black powder.  The sentiment was added in the same way.

To finish the card off I used a Versa Marker pen with a ruler to draw round the edge of the inked square. This was then heat embossed with a silver powder. I also used the pen to add silver to the center of the star.  I found the pen so useful I feel a bit silly as I have had it for a long time and not used it. 


This was not an easy card to photograph. I was so pleased with how it came out though I have made a few more in different colours. I have a feeling a lot of my Christmas cards will be in this style this year. They are quick to make, look lovely and  are flat for posting. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping my at my little corner of Blogland. 

 Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

28 comments:

  1. Lovely Jackie, very effect and CAS.

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  2. Lovely Jackie, very effect and CAS.

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  3. very elegant and gorgeous, hun!
    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  4. Beautiful card Jackie, love the image.

    Donna x

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  5. Stunning creation Jackie and congratulations on your new DT post.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. Stunning creation Jackie and congratulations on your new DT post.
    Laine
    xx

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  7. love how you have made this - fab card!

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card Jackie I like the image
    Kevin xx

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  9. Beautiful Christmas card Jackie, love your silhouette stamped image.
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. Absolutely fabulous. What a great design Jackie x

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  11. Fabulous idea Jackie, love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  12. What a beautiful card, I love it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  13. A gorgeous card,lovely image and design.xxx

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  14. Lovely CAS design, just perfect for Christmas!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. Lovely Cas card....love the image....Joolsx

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  16. This is the PERFECT Christmas card :-)

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  17. Oh you are naughty. You made me go and buy this digi!!! And several others too lol ;-)

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  18. Lovely card Jackie, think I may be experimenting with this technique soon as well, thanks for the inspiration :) Debs x

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  19. Wow, very elegant and one layer cards are so very hard! Loving the embossing here. Beautiful work

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  20. Hi Jackie - well done on the DT position. Love this card - so beautiful. Stunning.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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  21. A really gorgeous Xmas card, love the image..very elegant

    hugs Lorna xx

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  22. A lovely Christmas card Jackie. That's a wonderful stamp xx

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  23. Really lovely card Jackie, such a difficult challenge but you have produced a beautiful example. I've never used a Versamark pen- really should get one.
    Cathy xxx

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  24. a classy looking festive card

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  25. Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie, I love all of the sparkle! Welcome to the team!
    Hugs, Tammy

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