Thursday, February 10, 2011

OLW40 - Two for the Show

One Layer Wednesday time - I tried to read the instructions a little more closely this week since I neglected to read the "no sentiment" part last week. Here are the deets on this week's challenge hosted on Jennifer Styles blog - Make a one-layer card using two and only two image stamps. You may heat emboss and/or colour your images with markers. You may not use any additional embellishments. Yes, I am mean. - her words, not mine.
Once the card was completed I decided to make a set of 12 for my MIL since she told me last week she is out of handmade cards. 12 cards mean mass production - here's a tip - Score your entire 8.5"x 11" cardstock before you cut and then you won't have to score twice. Embossing a frame on your cardfront with a Nestabilities die adds instant elegance!
When it is time to stamp I lay out all my stuff and watch videos online. I finished my Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday video and then looked for something else to watch - look what I found. . .
Kristine’s top picks for the February/March issue of Simply Handmade magazine. The project that she is pointing to is mine!! What makes this particularly sweet is that my 14-year old hates that project and always would say to me, "I like the frame, mom" (which meant that it was the ONLY thing that he liked). So it was with great enjoyment that I forced him to listen to Kristine say nice things about it!! You can hear her too if you click here - feel free to watch the entire video but my part starts at 1:53.
Here they are - all 12 cards with matching stamped envelopes! These fabulous images are from A Muse!

12 comments:

Doris said...

WOW! These look great!

jen said...

Those are awesome- and a HUGE CONGRATS!!! How fun is that?! :D

Debgem said...

Just fabulous!! I love the embossed frame (I really must try that technique) - makes the card very elegant. I can see why you made a set! Brilliant.

Kimberly Jones said...

I love this card! It's simple and elegant and very soothing to look at!
CONGRATULATIONS on the shout on your project in Handmade magazine! You know I LOVE that gorgeous framed mirror collage! I'm squealing with delight to see your project featured

veronica said...

how cool is that! didn't you love it when she said "another of my favorites is by MICHELLE MATHEY" !!!

Jennifer Styles said...

I guess I only imagined I left a comment.

I adore these! The background, the colours, the embossing. Perfect!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW40!

Rachael said...

Beautiful cards my friend! They are so elegant, I love them! What color ink did you use, specifically the Versamark dew drop light color? I have been looking for pretty much exactly that color of ink for a while and there it is on your screen! By the way, congrats on your publication on our fave mag this month and on the video! Way to go girl!!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely fresh design, perfect for a set of cards like this!

Susan said...

Michelle, these cards are wonderful! Your MIL will be thrilled....which give me a good idea what to do for my mother for her birthday....Thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous job with 2 images! I love the set you made too!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Michelle, There are so many beautiful cards to comment on...you have been busy. They are all so wonderful.
I love the clean lines and elegance of the leaf card. It would be hard to choose a favorite.

I am motivated now, Thanks!

Carol said...

Your cards are spectacular! And congrats on the Simply Handmade plug!