Here is my last card for the monthly Christmas Card Challenge over in the forum at Waltzingmouse Stamps. For December we were tasked with creating a one layer card.
While my card is one layer, I tried to make it interesting. I created an oval by selectively embossing the Holly Ribbon embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. To do this, I place a wooden frame with an oval cut out over my embossing folder and fed it through the machine. This created pressure on all areas around the oval cut out, but left the center oval smooth and flat.
Then I stamped and masked the small and large trees from Nutcracker Sweet and chalked a gradient background. I coloured the trees with Copics. I buffed a silver green metallic wax over the embossing to highlight it a bit, then added a red bow to complement the scheme. Even though it is one layer, I think it has a lot of dimension to it. The teal blue green and lime are a little out there for Christmas colours so I am also entering this in the weekly Christmas Card Challenge that asked for non-traditional colours, and the Seriously Creative Challenges for the simple theme of Christmas.