Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OLW72: Variations on a Sentiment

These cards are for the One Layer Wednesday Challenge: Variations on a Sentiment.  The challenge is
1) use ONLY a sentiment stamp on your card...no other stamps or embellishments allowed!
2) use a NON-STANDARD size for your card
3) make at least two cards using the same stamp that vary something (color, type of ink, technique, placement of the stamp, size of card) 
Susan isn't happy unless she makes things kinda hard!! LOL
The top card is my favorite - love the white embossed on the kraft and the lines drawn with markers really draw the eye to the sentiment.  Then it was time to get out of my comfort zone and use COLOR!!
It may seem challenging at first to stamp a sentiment with all those colors (Cherry, Orange, Papaya, Grass, Blackberry) but here is an easy way to do it.  First I taped off each individual letter and then inked up.  Once you've peeled off the tape you have a perfectly inked stamp.  Just use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line your stamp up.  While it was kinda time consuming to tape/ink/stamp each letter individually (compared to stamping the entire word at once) the end look was worth it!
Wanted to try the same stamp in some vertical cards.  BTY - my non-standard card size was 2.75" x 5" - makes for a tall skinny card that easily fits in a 4b envelope -
Stamped my sentiment in Slate ink and added a couple of scored lines to ground it - easy peasy.  This is one of the most fun challenges that I've done in a while and I have a little pile of thank you cards too!!
All products used are from a muse|studio (sentiment stamp is retired - sorry).

10 comments:

Monica K. said...

These are all so different, but all so fantastic! Great take on the challenge!

Michelle said...

I like them all, but I AM partial to a rainbow. :-) You are so creative to come up with three different designs that are so different from each other, just using the single sentiment.

Mandi said...

These are fabulous Michelle

librariane said...

Great job sticking to the rules! All of them look fantastic.

Marlena M. said...

You really got creative with ONE stamp...very cool, Michelle. ;)

Debgem said...

Great cards - one stamp and two, well three, totally different looks. I do like the white on kraft. Great work!

veronica said...

classic! love the way you did the different colors on the one stamp. and the ones on the shimmer paper with the embossed lines are beautiful.

Mynnette said...

Um, amazing!!! LOVE the rainbow colored one--and thanks for the quick tutorial! :) Beautiful work!!!

Susan said...

Can you convert the 4b to inches for me? I think that might be a nice sized card, but don't know for sure. I love the tri colored thanks..very cool!

Susan Raihala said...

Michelle, these are all brilliant!!!! And you even went above and beyond with the challenge. What a great way to showcase this fab sentiment (love the font!) multiple ways!