Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OLW14 - Sun-ripened in My Thoughts

I have been a big fan of Susan Raihala and her Simplicity blog for ages! She seems to effortlessly create the most simple "finished" cards I've ever seen plus she can do "white on white" with an ease that makes me swoon! She just recently started a One Layer Wednesday challenge on her blog - I hadn't played until today because frankly one-layer cards frighten me!! I love how they look but I get so critical when I try them myself! Today, I decided to just "pull up my big girl panties" and make a card for the OLW14 challenge (one-layer square card using an outline stamp image) - I like it - There is nothing but paper and ink but, for once, I think it looks complete - granted, I needed a little punched edge for decoration but really - not an extra layer of paper, ribbon or bling anywhere!!! WHOO HOO - excuse me while I pat myself on the back!
The pear stamp is from a retired SU! set called Sun Ripened and the sentiment is from A Muse! Be sure and check out Susan's blog - it is great!

10 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well done!! One layer cards are hard, I'm with you on that one... mine often take several sheets of card stock before I'm finished.

Bahb said...

Oh I'm sooo glad you decided to have a go at it because this is just such a perfectly elegant card. The thing about making them is that it is difficult at first, but soon you wonder what you were thinking with all the gee-gaws and embellishments you once thought were necessary.

But I admit to wondering if others who don't share our love of Simplicity think we're just lazy and can't think of ways to decorate cards.

Anyway, I do love your pear card and hope you'll enter the Challenge every week so we can see more of your elegance.

Bahb

mustavcoffee said...

This card is really great, so simple and elegant. Love your 'pulling up your big girl panties' expression made me lol xx

veronica said...

love the simplicity. i wouldn't think you would need "big girl panties" to do this. it looks great!

Tiya-B said...

love your card simply beautiful and i love the 'big girl panties comment' from the blog too. That edge is a great touch!

Susan said...

I think the punched edge is perfect...and I LOVE the stamp. Not another thing needed! So glad you joined in the fun this week!

Antje said...

Same feeling here, I love Susan's blog, but when it comes to me and making one-layer-cards, it never, never pleases me!
You can be VERY statisfied with yourself. I think yours is really, really just perfect!

Francie said...

I think you knocked it out of the park with this one. The design balance is perfect, and I really like the subdued colors.

Donelda said...

You should definately pat yourself on the back because this is AWESOME!!! You did yourself and Susan proud!! I love how your sentiment is perfectly placed, emphasizing the YOU!! And what a great color choice for the pear!! and, I love that pretty edge for the card!! Again, this is PEARfect!!!!!

Susan Raihala said...

You deserve more than a pat on the back for this piece of gorgeousness! That border is simply elegant and the perfect accent for the clean pear image. YOU ROCK!