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Bumbleberry Papercrafts: Elegant one layered cards for batch making

Hello, good to see you again. My first post for Bumbleberry Papercrafts consisted of creating a couple of Christmas cards with an alternative colour scheme as opposed to the traditional Christmas colour scheme. This time I wanted to challenge myself to make some elegant Christmas cards using red, gold and green and show even myself that these can make lovely cards for Christmas. Whatsmore, I wanted to make a set of the cards that are easy to batch make should you need a lot of cards but still want them to remain elegant. So these beautiful elegant one layered cards for batch making we created. 


Now you may think this looks familiar, Kristina Werner did a similar card with this stamp and she did but with watercolours. However, these cards were made prior to her putting that video up, so I would like to think it is a case of great minds think alike 😉

Although I haven’t taken inspiration from Kristina Werner for this card, I did get inspiration from Yana Smakula for this card, so do check her out as she is a brilliant card maker!

Elegant one layered cards for batch making Process overview

To start off, stamp the tree stamp from Altenew Starry Night stamp set onto Lawn Fawn coloured cardstock, trimmed down to a card panel. Using two embossing powders from WOW! Embossing powders, create an Ombre effect with the colours meeting in the middle. 

Next stamp a star from the set on top of the tree and cover this with matching embossing powder from the bottom of your tree and heat set this. Using a blending tool and dye or distress inks, blend on a dark shade colour to your cardstock around the edges. Make sure you leave the middle as the cardstock for a highlight / ‘glow’ effect.

Heat emboss a sentiment onto vellum in WOW! Bright white embossing powder and heat set. The vellum allows you to add a sentiment without it overtaking the tree. Fussy cut around the sentiment and adhere to the card panel with a glue pen.Lastly, add a selection of colour corresponding Tonic Nuvo drops sounding the sentiment or tree. 

Elegant one layered cards for batch making photos

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For the original post on how I made these cards, to see more photos and pick up the items used:

head over to the Bumbleberry Papercrafts blog HERE to find out more 


Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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