Tuesday, July 2, 2013

One-Layer Wednesday 147: Christmas Sparklers

It's the week of Independence Day, when children will run around with sparklers. And Christmas is just around the corner.

Not really. But for those of us who make lots of Christmas cards or make extra cards to send to Operation Write Home and other organizations, we need to get to work. So I'm jump-starting the holiday card-making season by combining the sparkle and shine of fireworks and Christmas/winter holidays for our One-Layer Wednesday Challenge.

The challenge is to use glitter or something shimmery on a one-layer Christmas/holiday card. I used Brilliance metallic gold ink on mine for some really wonderful sparkle...and it can still go to Operation Write Home.

To add a bit more shine, I embellished with three small gold half-beads.

OLW147 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed.

2. Make a sparkly card using glitter, glitter embossing powder, or some other shimmery substance (Brilliance, Smooch, Glimmer Mist, Twinkling H2Os, etc.). You can even use a card base of shimmer cardstock! The key is to get sparkly. Remember to keep the embellishments to a minimum.

3. Post your card somewhere online and link back to it here using the InLinkz button on the sidebar. If linking to a blog post, please be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's home page.

4. The most important rule of all...HAVE FUN!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Brilliance gold and red
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: gold half-beads


  1. Lovely card - the inks are gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful! Wonderful vibrant colours!

  3. Lovely :) I just purchased 4 new embossing powders and my first ever glimmer mist (in Lobster) with Christmas cards in mind. I've tried the glimmer mist out but so far I'm not that impressed... And I wish I'd purchased more than one because I think it would look better on a background. Any hints, tips or previous posts you can point me in the direction of, Susan?

  4. Elegant card! Great CAS cards never cease to surprise me with their impact. TFS ;-)

  5. The sentiment is so elegant - love the CAS look - it is by far my favorite!

  6. Susan, are you really stuck on the "odd" numbers again? LOL!

    Super challenge, thanks.

  7. A lovely Christmas card, Susan, elegant and so beautifully understated! Anita :)

  8. What a beautiful , elegant one layer card! Love the sentiment font!


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