Wednesday, 6 November 2013

OLW165 - Holiday Cards (No Red or Green)


I'm back! You must have all been way too busy making Christmas cards to Play the Game last week (thank you to Yogi, Janet and Cheryl!) so I thought I'd better take another kick at the one-layer can and host OLW165.

This week's challenge is to make a one-layered Holiday Card. With no red and no green.

I made this simple card with two stamps, one inkpad and some stickles. See how easy? See how pretty?

ETA, so that you can avoid your snow looking "like Tinkerbell vomited while walking backwards" (thank you Susan, for that enduring image!) - I 'drew' a line with the Stickles and then smudged it with my finger, to spread it out and make it look a little less like a line. And not because I needed to cover the rest of the sentiment (there's more on the stamp that sits under "Merry Christmas") that I had masked with tape, but it smudged anyway. Now you know all my secrets!

OLW165 Rules

l.  Create a one layer card.  This is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half.  No other    
     layers allowed.

2.  Create a Holiday card of your choice, but don't use any red or green .  Remember to keep
     embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL layers of cardstock.
     
3.  Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button in the sidebar to the right.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post and not your blogs main page.

4.  HAVE FUN!! I can't wait to see what you create!

21 comments:

Toni said...

Oh goodness. I'll have to put my creating cap on. No red, no green and one layer--this going to be fun! Thx for hosting

Gerrina said...

Love the super clean card! And you brought me some idea´s that popped when I saw this card... So thanks! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Aaagh. Can't find the link button - am I losing the plot? Love the tree, what's the stamp? Jenny

Lynn said...

The rolling snow and the touch of glitter on the trees is beautiful Ardyth!

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous card, Ardyth! LOVE the snow...when I do that with Stickles, it looks like Tinkerbell vomited while walking backward. How did you get such a pretty layer of snow?

Ellen said...

Stunning Ardyth! Hopefully I will get a chance to play along this week! Hubby broke at least 4 ribs so my craft time has been limited and I NEED my craft time LOL.

Tanis Scott said...

Beautiful! I love it when something fantastic comes from fixing a smudge.
I'm loving the font on that sentiment. Where did you find that?

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, love the Stickle vomit snow! I had brain fade over Play The Game, but I'm planning to join this one.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the frosty branches and snow drift.

Sheila H said...

Beautiful CAS card. The subtle way you grounded the tree is superb.

Happy Dance said...

Another stunning card, Ardyth! So elegant, so CAS, so very cool. Love the snow in the tree branches. I will try to keep my "roll" going, and add this to my 'must play' challenges this week. : ) Have a good one, dear friend. Bev

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the clean, simple lines of the tree and sentiment, and the sparkle too!

Joyce said...

This is so perfectly designed and executed. You don't even miss the red or the green.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card! I love your choice of gray with all that yummy white space and the stickles are the perfect touch!

Hannelie said...

It looks great!
Thanks for sharing your secrets!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aack, the weeks are just flying too fast. I actually did have a game idea, I just never got it made. Hopefully, this week ... your striking scene is serene, Ardy, and well done on the stickles smooshing!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny said...

What a great challenge and I'll never be able to look at stickles snow again without thinking about Tinkerbell ..... Hahaha!!
Brilliant composition, love the festive twinkle too :0)
Jenny x

Deborah said...

I love this card so simple but elegant and I think it would be a great card to mass produce TFS

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...love the snow on the ground, so pretty.

Geri said...

..Tinkerbell vomit...definitely a lasting impression!

Absolutely gorgeous! Who needs red or green when something as stunning as this can be created!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I adore this card but I have to say I laughed to the point of tears when I read your comment about the Stickles (I'll never think of Tinkerbell the same way again!!!)!