My back is finally cooperating a little bit, so I was able to create a card like I've never made before! I had this single layer card in my head as soon as I saw this Stampin' Up Stamp Set, "Holiday Home." A single layer card is a card that is only one layer of paper. There is no other card stock or patterned paper- just the card base itself. A lot of people only make single layer cards and they are just as beautiful as cards with lots of layers. There is a challenge blog that only accepts these cards at One Layer Simplicity Challenge. Their challenge #11 for the month of November is Home Sweet Home. My idea for this card went perfectly with their challenge, so I had to get this card made this month, with or without back problems!
My card also can be labeled as a clean and simple card. There is a lot of open space. Besides coloring the house, it would be quick to reproduce. Although there is more than one stamp used, there is one main image- Santa Claus flying over a house and trees.
Because it's a Clean and Simple card and I primarily used the colors red and kraft (brown), my card fit Challenge 23 at The Card Concept.
I added a green wreath and some yellow lights in the windows of my house, but otherwise, you'll see it matches the picture above for a Krafty Christmas. I stamped Santa and the Reindeer in red ink for contrast and the bare trees in kraft. I stamped my house in black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added a light gray shadow under the Santa image. I used a light blue marker to make a slope for my trees and to make the land for my house to sit on. I added snow with a white gel pen and white glitter glue. I love the effect of the glitter glue on the trees, roof, wreath, windows and ground. Although it's a simple card, it actually has a lot of detail. It's great for a simple Christmas card and doesn't cost any extra postage to mail, because it's a single layer!
Have you tried making a single layer card? Although it might be harder than you expect, it's also a lot of fun! Come back tomorrow to see another Christmas card I made this weekend.
I used the following products to make this card:
Holiday Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
Real Red and Crumb Cake Classic Ink by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
White Card Stock 120 lb by Simon Says Stamp
Signo White Gel Pen by Uni-bal
Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up