Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Layer Wednesday Challenge: Christmas Kindness

This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is to make a Christmas card. It is a special edition of the OLWC because these cards will be sent to inmates at the North Dakota penitentiary, so they will have Christmas cards to send to their loved ones.


I tried to think of a card that would be warm and soothing for someone to receive. It is really cold in North Dakota, so I wanted to make something with warm colors. So I stamped the Thomas Kinkade winter scene onto PTI's warm Fine Linen CS using Versafine Toffee ink. Then I added the sentiment from PTI's new Big & Bold Holiday wishes (love this new set) in red. 

To finish the card, I spritzed it with PTI's gold mist spray to give it a warm glow and shimmer, almost like a lamp light over the whole scene. 


I will be sending this out to Rhonda tomorrow! If you would like to contribute cards to this Christmas Kindness card drive you can find the details on Susan's blog here. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a warm and sunny day!

Supplies (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed)
Stamps: Christmas Village (Thomas Kinkade, CHF), Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Paper: Fine Linen
Ink: Toffee (Versafine), Rocket Red (Brilliance), Rocket Red Gold (Brilliance)
Other: Gold mist

12 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really gorgeous! So warm and rich and wow, just love that Thomas Kinkade image!

Debgem said...

This is super - I do like the effect with the gold mist spray.

Baseret said...

This is beautiful, Monica!I love that Kinkade stamp.

Cathy Weber said...

I love anything Thomas Kinkade. Didn't know there was a stamp set with his images. This is really serene with the sentiment stamped in red over the beautiful scene. Very nice job Monica.

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful card, Monica...and lovely layout and shimmery warmth!

Thanks for participating in the OLW and for sending a card to Rhonda!

Gisèle said...

I love this card Monica. The golden shimmer just warms it right up.

Bonnie said...

Very pretty! I love the shimmery effect!

Lee Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love the gold! Just perfect.

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamp...and that gold mist gives it a dreamy look!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful one layer card! I read the challenge too and you did a great job with it.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!

prairierosestamper said...

Your card came on a cold, snowy North Dakota day. It warmed my heart with the warmth of the picture and your contribution. The shimmer is just perfect. Thanks. Rhonda

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