Friday, April 8, 2011

OLW48

I made this card for One Layer Wednesday Challenge 48...to make a one layer sympathy card using no flowers or trees.  The challenge is found HERE.  A sympathy card without flowers or trees IS a challenge.  I must admit, I looked at the gallery for inspiration...as I had none, and was inspired by the butterflies I saw.  Here's what I came up with:
I used one of my favorite butterfly stamps, from Gina K Designs, and inked the stamp with Sahara Sand.  I stamped the butterfly on scrap paper each time I stamped, to get a lighter image.  I then stamped the sentiment over the 3 butterflies with Early Espresso and embossed.  I added 3 scored lines on both sides, and that's it.  I thought that when I started this, it would take a long time...it only took minutes...fast and easy!!  Now, it's on to another challenge!!
Things I used:
Stamps:  Gina K Designs Enjoy the Sunshine, Paper Inspirations
Paper: Bazzill white
Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Extras: Scor Buddy, clear embossing powder

Thanks for looking, have a great day!!

13 comments:

  1. Lisa, I love the subtle look of the butterflies...and I've looked at that sympathy stamp several times but never bought it! The scored lines really bring everything together! Beautiful cad!

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  2. I love your card, the sentiment stamp is beautiful and the subtle butterflies perfect:0) xxx

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  3. The sentiment is absolutely perfect - and I really like the soft butterflies in the background. It's fab!

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  4. So beautiful, Lisa! The subtle butterfly stamp in the background is pure genius. What a great one-layer sympathy card!

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  5. This card is absolutely gorgeous. And so very inspiring.

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  6. What an elegant, beautiful card! I adore the background you created with the stamped off butterflies, and the score lines are the perfect addition.
    Hugs,
    Colleen

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  7. This card is GORGEOUS! Love those subtle butterflies under that wonderful sentiment and the scoring really sets everything off.

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  8. Oh, Lisa! This is beautiful! I love the soft look of the butterflies and the embossed lines. The stamped sentiment is perfect for this card!

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  9. This is so elegant! I love the soft butterflies in the background and the scoring adds so much!

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  10. Lisa,
    I love the softness of your card and since I need to make two sympathy cards tomorrow, it really touched me. I'm wondering if you remember and would share with me the name of the company that made the sentiment. It's beautiful.
    janeen@wittenbergnet.net

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  11. This is gorgeous! And the score lines frame your card perfectly.

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  12. What a wonderful card and I love the sentiment too.
    Jenny x

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  13. What a perfect choice to use sahara sand for the butterflies behind the sentiment! Oh so pretty and soft and comforting!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa