OLW 30 Inspiring Minds

Jennifer has a great one layer challenge this week on her blog Styles Ink.  The inspiration comes from some  Christmas cards designed by Walter Erhard in the 1960’s.   I browsed through all Jennifer’s links and saw a card I liked, but when I sat down to stamp I discovered the card I wanted was not on the designated page and a single picture of that card was not available.  Although I will go back to that card and get inspired another time, I chose the card below for my inspiration this morning.

I didn’t set out to recreate it, but it appears that is what I have done.  Where Erhard’s original card had a splat shaped ornament, which looks very twinkly, I have water droplet twinkles instead.  I stamped the branches in versamark and then the snowflakes in versamark and grey.  I then embossed the branches with black and the snowflakes with clear.  The balls were made by positioning punched circle masks over the snowflakes and then sponging the whole card with Wild Wasabi.

Stamps: All That Glitters (Flourishes),Snow Swirled.  All Year Cheer
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Versamark, Going Grey
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white
Also: Black  and Clear e.p.


7 Comments on “OLW 30 Inspiring Minds”

  1. Ohhhhhhhhh, how fab is this?!

    LOVE IT!

    Wonderful job on the challenge, thanks for playing along!

  2. Ardyth says:

    Thanks for posting this and the links. I LOVE this style and can’t wait to case many of them!

  3. Beautiful! I love the water droplets….and that branch looks great…oh, wait! I have that stamp!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a beautiful recreation of your inspiration piece. Love those water droplets.. what a cool effect/technique.

  5. This is great – I love the effect you’ve created with the water droplets – it really looks like snow!

  6. PetraB says:

    A wonderful card, the background is amazing.

  7. Dallas says:

    What an amazing card!!! I love your style :o)

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