Frosted Foliage Single Branch One Layer Card

by Joanne James6. January 2020 07:00

Today I have a quick card for the current challenges over at Color Throwdown and CASology:


It's a Christmas card and uses a now retired stamp set, but these colours and the Color Throwdown badge inspired me to experiment with a clean and simple one layer technique that I've been wanting to try for some time - take a look:


I masked a corner frame then sponged Cherry Cobbler ink to create a graduated effect, then used the single branch from Frosted Foliage to over-stamp the edge. I stamped the branch in Early Espresso, then coloured the berries with my Cherry Cobbler Blends. I added some highlights with my chalk marker, but you can't really see these since I decided to add a liberal dose of Dazzling Diamonds to look like frost. I balanced my rectangle with my sentiment to complete my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

So what do you think? Does the same-colour sponging work to add interest to my one layer card? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

karen h
karen hUnited States
1/6/2020 5:44:48 PM #

Gorgeous! Love the monochrome color scheme and the touch of glitter on the berries! Thank you for joining us at CASology!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/6/2020 8:26:30 PM #

Triple A+ for this card, Joanne! It's perfect!


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
1/7/2020 5:54:51 PM #



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/7/2020 9:40:01 PM #

This is AMAZING!  What a stunning card!


VickyUnited Kingdom
1/10/2020 5:57:56 PM #

Happy new year to you Joanne! What a stunner this card is! I love the restrained colour palette and how on earth did you make such a smooth ink blend?!!! Vicky x


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