Sunday, January 3, 2021

My ONE in 2021 - January

I have long-awaited this day - January 3rd. Why? Because it's the day I'll get to see what ONE stamp Kelly and Barb chose for 2021.

Now, let me explain, just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about. Kelly came up with a fabulous idea and invited Barb and I to join her in her One Plus Twelve series. The idea is to choose ONE STAMP (not one set, but one stamp) and to use that same stamp - hopefully in different ways - each month of the year. We started  in 2019 and had so much fun that we chose a different stamp and did it again in 2020. Now it's 2021 and again we've chosen another stamp and we're going to use it each month this year. 

The first two years I chose Unity stamps - in 2019 it was Be the Best and in 2020 it was Aleah Girl. This year I'm going with a different stamp company - Stampin' UP! I'm kind of excited about that because Stampin' UP! is where I started with this hobby I love.

My ONE stamp is the leaf from the Gather Together stamp set. I chose it a long time ago - nearly two months - then when it was time to make this first card, I almost changed my mind. It seems too challenging. How can I use this ONE stamp every month this year. EEK! 

In the end, I decided not to choose a different stamp so hopefully I can make this work.

For this first card - since it's winter and there are no leaves on the trees and the few scattered on the ground are all brown - I used two of the ONE stamp in two different shades of brown.

This monochromatic card features an oval cut-out with the chevron panel, leaves, and sentiment being raised off of the card base and checked paper. It gives the card depth and defines the different elements nicely.

I hope you'll keep an eye out on the 3rd of each month this year to see how I do with this ONE stamp - and also will check out Kelly's and Barb's ONE stamp cards, too. Speaking of which, let's head over to their blogs now to see what ONE stamp they chose and to admire their January cards.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die: Stampin' UP! Gather Together stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Papers: Recollections Ivory and SU Cinnamon Cider CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies/Punch: MFT Wonky Stitch Rectangle Die, Spellbinders Oval Die, and SU Banners Pick a Punch

Embellishments: Gina Marie Enamel Dots


MiamiKel said...

How fun is this! Welcome to One Plus 2021 edition! What a fabulous stamp choice for the year and already starting out with a gorgeous one ~ bravo! I love the shape of the oval with the balance colored leaves - looking forward to seeing this all year, through the many seasons! Love ya, my friend!

Barb said...

I love the stamp you picked for this year. It is a beautiful leaf and I so look forward to see all of the variations this year. I love the layout of this pretty card---great color choices!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful. That maple leaf is lovely, and I look forward to seeing it throughout the year.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love these beautiful winter leaves! I know they will look stunning in every season of the year!

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohhh Jeanette, this is a great choice, and I am sure you will nail the challenge. A stunning card to start the year with. love the colour-way you have chosen
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