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Saturday, January 30, 2016

SPRUCE AND SPRIGS

A one-layer card is the challenge for this week on Merry Monday - and oh how hard that is to do when I love adding little bits and bobs or adding a frame or whatever!!  But I gave it a go for what it's worth!

 
I stamped and layered branches, leaves and sprigs in various green inks which I had spritzed with a bit of water.  Added the sentiment which is embossed with clear over black ink.  For a little texture I dry embossed a frame around the edge of the card. Finally took my glossy accents and added little "snowdrops" here and there.
 
Thanks for dropping by today and love to read your comments.  Betty
 

24 comments:

  1. love how this turned out. the foliage in all those colors is refreshing. I really really should start making my Christmas cards. However!! NOT yet. But I "should."

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  2. I just love a card like this, Betty, full of beautiful natural things! You did well with this one-layer, but I understand exactly what you meant about adding bits and bobs!

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  3. Gorgeous one-layer, Betty! Just love all the boughs and leaves - so great with the red berries!

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  4. Beautiful one layer card and love the bits and bobs!!! :)

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  5. Wow, that is so beautiful, Betty!! Have a great day!

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  6. What a great design Betty! Love the fact that they are stamped in different shades of green and those little pops of red makes this design stand out! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. Well done Betty! it's beautiful!

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  8. Betty, its a beauty. I love the places where you have overstamping. So much depth. Pretty.

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  9. Isn't this a one-layer wonder? You've created so much depth with your stamping. It's really beautiful.

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  10. I think you hit it out of the park, Betty! I love how you used various shades of green, and your embossed frame was such a great idea! Love the pop of red and touch of Glossy Accents, too! Gorgeous one layer card!

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  11. This is beautiful one layer card, Betty! Love how you placed the leaves and the snowdroplets, and the soft watercolor look of your stamping! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and encouraging words on my blog!

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  12. I love your placement and bright colors of all the greenery and berries! Everything goes together beautifully and the frame finishes it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. Hello Betty, What a nice fresh crisp looking card. I particularly love the stamp(s) mixed fonts for the Merry Christmas

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  14. Beautiful one layer card... great stamping

    Have a nice day

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  15. gorgeous Betty! I only got one card made with this set but I loved it! I need to use it some more! Love the colors you used and the design!

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  16. Congratulations Betty on your win at MM. This is such a lovely card, you deserve it! Whoo Hoo!

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  17. OH what a beautiful card!! Congrats on yours win at Merry Monday! Looking forward to see your guest designer post!!

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  18. Congrats on your win at MM--beautiful card, Betty!

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  19. Such a beautiful card - I love the feel of all that green with a little pop of red! :)

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  20. You're already working on Christmas cards, you little overachiever!? Love the freshness of this with the mix of those bright greens.

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  21. Gorgeous one layer card Betty using a great set - and well done on your MM win!

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  22. Congrats on your well deserved win, Betty! This is such a stunning Christmas card!!!

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