Thursday, March 8, 2012

PDCC122, OLW82: Swirly Fun

One Layer Wednesday and this week Susan has challenged us to use a Swirl on our one-layer card.  The colors are courtesy of the Play Date Cafe Challenge pictured below.
 My older son kindly pointed out that my card's swirls appear "more orange than yellow, mom".  AARRGGH - The ink is Squash from A Muse Studios and always appeared to be more of a mustard yellow than a mustard orange to me.
The swirl comes from the A Muse Studio Ornate Elements stamp set and it makes such an elegant frame for your sentiment when it is stamped twice.  While the swirl appears asymmetrical when stamped alone, once you turn it around and stamp it again the whole thing becomes aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
A tiny strip of Smokey Shadow fulfilled the color requirement for the PDCC but then disqualified for the OLW challenge.  No worries, this design is quick and easy to replicate!
Linked to 52 Card Pick Up - Week 10 and CAS-Fridays - For Sentimental Reasons.

19 comments:

Janet said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the one with the smokey gray ribbon.

Susan said...

Both of them are so pretty! I love the ribbon on the side. And that Amuse set is one I've been eyeing for a while. Love what you did with it!

veronica said...

beautiful color combo! altho, i would agree with Connor, it looks orange.

Karen B. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

kari bell said...

michelle, i always love your cards. these are no exception. great job with the challenge!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very clever layout. You've turned an informal "thanks" into a quite elegant thank you!

Ardyth said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Patrice said...

Fabulous card...hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-10.html

Colleen Dietrich said...

SUPER one layer card, Michelle! I like that 'orangy' swirl. LOL

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Pauline said...

A beautiful CAS design!

Susie said...

Really beautiful card. I love that color combo.

Julie Kelley said...

Beautiful! This totally looks like something I would have done for my own thank you notes for my wedding (with the one layer look, the gray ribbon, etc). Gorgeous & elegant.

Virginia L. said...

SO love this, Michele!! Your use of sentiment is SUPERB! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sara G. said...

Love this card, especially the colors!

Michele Gross said...

CAS perfection! Thanks for getting sentimental with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie said...

Ack! I love this! SO CAS and so beautiful! I love the large sentiment! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Flutterby Creations said...

Fab card.

Kate
Xx

Dana said...

This is the perfect CAS card. WOW.
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Susan said...

Michelle, your card is just beautiful! I love the color scheme and the image placement is perfection!