Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OLW25 - The Birds and the Bees

Time for a One Layer Wednesday Card - This week's OLW25 is called The Birds and the Bees (and the flowers and the trees).  You need to incorporate two of the above elements and a sentiment onto a one-layer card.  It just so happened that I had this Memory Box stamp sitting out on the table to use today - I had purchased it back in September and hadn't gotten it inky yet  - how serendipitous that it matched the challenge so perfectly!!  Paris Dusk Momento ink is such a pretty blue - not a color I'd normally choose but I'm trying to shake things up a bit (aren't I a dangerous rebel?!!)
An embossed Nestabilities frame takes a card that would have been attractive and elevates it to something truly special!  Thick ivory Papertrey Ink cardstock takes the embossing beautifully.  I wanted a little touch of something at the top and some silver cording fit the bill perfectly!  Sentiment is from A Muse.

10 comments:

Jennifer Styles said...

Stunning! I love birds in trees and blue and white/cream is among my most favourite colour combos.

The embossed frame is a great touch too.

Wonderful job on the challenge!

Anke said...

Wonderful CAS card, I love the embossed frame and the birds.

Anke

jen said...

soooooooooo pretty! I recognized that memory box stamp immediately- love how detailed & simple they are all at once! That color is great & you are so right about the embossed frame- serious addition to the wow factor! :)

Kimberly Jones said...

Simple but elegant! Love this card and the contrast between the ivory cardstock and the paris dusk ink. Memory Box stamps are SO pretty!

veronica said...

very pretty. i love that it is one layer!

Susan said...

Awesome card! I love the embossed frame around your image. I keep saying I'm going to try that because it just looks so good...but I keep forgetting. Thanks for the inspiration!

Doris said...

Beautiful card, and the border really sets it off nicely! Your metallic cord is just the right finishing touch.

Debgem said...

Wow! This is such a clean, simple and elegant card, with birds, tree and sentiment. Ticks all the boxes. Brilliant.

Bonnie said...

I love the embossed frame and monochromatic color scheme.

Chrissie said...

Simply beautiful!
I love it!
Chrissie