Hello HHH friends!  Kari W. here to share with you how to create a one layer Christmas card using the November 2019 Box.  There are some fun images in this box between the two stamp sets you get, but I only chose to use one of the images and a sentiment to create my one layer card.

I started with my white base, and used the holly and berries image in the Christmas Add on My Peeps stamp set, and created my own background with this image.  I did mask off a section that would fit my sentiment before stamping. I stamped my image using a “Copic Friendly” black ink, and then I used my Copic Markers to color in the images.  For the berries I used RV29 and R46, I also used R39 to add a bit more contrast to the berries.  For the leaves, I used G05, and G28 to create lots of contrast.  To add more to these images, you could also take a white gel pen, and add some “shine marks” to really make these berries pop off the card, but I didn’t do that this time.  For the area around the sentiment, I masked off around my holly images, and used a light gray ink and my blender brush to apply the ink and create the illusion that I have another layer on this card.  I think it is essential when creating a one layer to have lots of masking, and it really brings to life your one layer card and helps to create the look of extra layers when there really isn’t any.  Once I was complete with the ink blending, I stamped out my sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Red Lobster ink.  I love this ink especially for holiday card when you want a true “Christmas Red”.  To finish off my card, I took a black fine tip marker and a ruler, and I defined the border around my sentiment.  And, for some sparkle, I added some shimmer just the berries using my shimmer pen from Nuvo.

I know the shimmer is hard to see in photos and in the video tutorial below, but it really makes a difference once you see it in person.  Just adding small details really adds to a simple one layer design!  I hope I’ve inspired you today creating this one layer card for the holidays!  I will be back soon with more inspiration using the November 2019 box!

Kari W.