One Layer Holiday Card with Non-traditional Colours

by Aga

Hello Everyone! It's Aga here today and I would like to share a single layer holiday card I created using some non-traditional colour combo. I always love playing with different colour combinations for the holidays and this time I chose to use some modern, neutral and a little bit monochromatic palette.

Altenew Modern Deer Majestic Mistletoe Aga 1

I started by stamping and heat embossing a dear form the Modern Deer Stamp Set with the Altenew white crisp embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. Next I stamped my sentiment with black and used a masking technique to create the background using Majestic Mistletoe Stamp Set and Dusk Crisp Dye ink.

Altenew Modern Deer Majestic Mistletoe Aga 2

To finish my card I simply used a blue marker (No. B204 from the Altenew Artist Markers) and added some dots to mimic berries.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have lovely day!


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Daria Zender October 18, 2017 - 10:19 AM

I love the color combo that you chose, Aga! And, that sweet little deer looks fabulous in white.

Kelly Butler October 18, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Classy, simple and adorable! Love it!
Thx for sharing

Berina October 18, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Wow! This is so pretty!

Tara Prince October 18, 2017 - 10:48 AM

This is just striking!!

Maureen Killen October 18, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Classy card, I love it.
Maureen x

Michele F October 18, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Oh Aga, I hope I have that color in my collection! Gorgeous! on my favorite grey! Beautiful card!

Tracey Magner October 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Such a pretty card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
p.s. That deer is adorable!

Nikki Winters October 18, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Love this card, the deer is so awesome.

Kathy S October 18, 2017 - 11:40 AM

I really love this deer stamp since I’ve seen it being used. It just went on my ‘want’ list!

Patricia Higgins October 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Gorgeous! What a great colour combination!

Karthikha Uday October 18, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Simple and pretty :)

Andrea Hastilow October 18, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Beautiful card and so different to other ways I have seen these supplies used, thank you for sharing x

Jean Marmo October 18, 2017 - 1:53 PM

How pretty!

Deborah Kaye October 18, 2017 - 2:38 PM

What a pretty card! I love non traditional colors for Christmas.

Christine October 18, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Beautiful card. The dusk ink looks great on kraft. Very classy.

Marjorie Dumontier October 18, 2017 - 5:48 PM

This is a lovely card !

MelissaF October 18, 2017 - 5:51 PM

wow, this card is so striking and elegant, LOVE!

HelenK October 18, 2017 - 6:03 PM

AbFab! I love this card.

Nora October 18, 2017 - 7:20 PM

This is stunning!! I LOVE the dark color you used for the leaf background and then the white deer. Totally STUNNING design!

Cathy M October 18, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Beautiful card! I am so happy I have both these stamp sets! I will have to give this a go. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Ingraham October 18, 2017 - 9:38 PM

May have unconventional colors but is still Christmassy and exquisite.

Celeste Goff October 18, 2017 - 9:50 PM

So very pretty Aga!

Barb macaskill October 18, 2017 - 9:59 PM

Beautiful! I love the non traditional colors! TFS!

Michelle Goward October 19, 2017 - 10:09 AM

This is my favourite stamp/die combo,it’s the first one I ordered. You have made a beautiful card ,that I just have to make as well,Thankyou for sharing !!

Donna Jones October 19, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Unique and lovely! I love Altenew stamps & dies!!

Kirsty Vittetoe October 19, 2017 - 1:11 PM

LOVE your beautiful creation!

Kathy H October 19, 2017 - 6:36 PM

This card is really adorable! I love that deer and your colors ate wonderful!

Jenny Martin October 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

This is so beautiful and very special!

Sonia J October 20, 2017 - 4:44 AM

This is a very beautiful card! love the non traditional color pallet!

Henriëtte October 20, 2017 - 4:17 PM

What a gorgeous card, great colorcombination. The blue with the white deer is outstanding!

vicky October 21, 2017 - 12:07 AM

love the deer contrast with the rest of the card.

Karen Kirkman October 21, 2017 - 12:49 AM

The white deer looks very nice with the blue leaves!

Rebecca October 26, 2017 - 11:02 AM

I am so happy I found you! This card is great and you are inspirational. As soon as I saw it I knew I just have to have it. This stamp set is so versatile. I have used to make several samples including Rose gold, Navy blue, clear and antique gold embossing powders.
Thank you so much

Kristie W. October 29, 2017 - 6:44 AM

Fabulous card!! The background is so unique and it showcases the deer nicely.


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