Saturday, November 30, 2013

One Layer CAS Holiday Card



This is the fifth weekend, so that means a wild card week over at Just Us Girls. Today Nancy is challenging us to create a one layer card with a winter theme. What a great challenge! You have no where to hide with a one layer card! 


I had fun with this and used a technique I saw awhile back on Jennifer Maguire's blog. She showed a way to use your dies to emboss with. I grabbed the Frostyville border die from Memory Box. 


Let me show you how I made this card. I have a Big Shot so I will be showing the technique using it



I opened my platform to page one and put one plate down. I put down the soft mat, then my card base, the die, second plate and a metal shim.


I ran this through my machine.


The image will be embossed but not cut through because of the soft mat under the card.


I sponged blue ink over the embossing to make it stand out and added stickles to make it glittery and added a sentiment. Quick and easy and ohhhh so pretty!

Please head over to JUGS and see what the other design team made and be inspired to join us in this one layer wild card challenge.





8 comments:

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is beautiful! Great sponging and I love the added sparkle from the Stickles. I have never tried to do this with my dies, thanks for the inspiration and tutorial.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How gorgeous is this! That embossing is beautiful with the sponging and glitter~ Well done!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful! I have that die and have never used it! Great way to use it on a one layer card! Love the sponging so it pops more too!

Marisa said...

That border die is gorgeous and LOVE how you used it on your card! Great take on the challenge.

Cheryl said...

Sue, your card is brilliant!! I always forget you can use dies to emboss! Thanks for showing us how.
I love the sponging to show it off and the** sparkle**!

dr.jaya said...

such a beautiful card! great work!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! I have been scrolling and scrolling after coming here from JUGS. I clicked on your blog to see how you made this particular card, so THANKS for the tutorial! I was delighted to find all the other fabulous cards as well! Just gorgeous!!!

Katy said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card! :)