Sunday, September 19, 2010

OLW a Little Late

You know how you can come up with a card design out of nowhere, but if you are challenged with that particular design you draw a blank?

You don't?


Well I do!  That is what happened to me this week with Susan's OLW challenge to use three images and one sentiment.  It seems like I have used that layout a lot.  Using three images is a popular design because of the rule of 'odds' and forming a visual triangle to make the design appealing.  But do you think I could come up with anything?
Nooooooooooo! (voice raises and lowers)

Until today when I wasn't even trying.  I bought a border stamp set on clearance several weeks ago and finally inked it up today.  Here is the first card I made.

I was originally going to put a third strand in another color, not even thinking about the OLW challenge, but it would have been too crowded.  So I left it the way it was and stamped the sentiment.  I really liked how this turned out, even without the third color.  Then the light bulb went on (off?), and I thought of this...

Isn't it purty?

Supplies used:
Stamps - TPC Studio Dots & Stripes, Sincere Salutations
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Pacific point, old olive/cherry cobbler, old olive
Accessories - none!  Not even my SAMJ!

I really like my new border stamps.  There are so many possibilities for them!




Sue W said...

It's perfect!!!!!
Actually I love them both but what a great Christmas card for that last minute rush!
Why can I never find such stamps???????

Anonymous said...

Oh me too, I want that stamp. I thought the two lines pretty wonderful until you did the one with 3 and I liked that even more, probably because I'm partial to the colors on the second one AND because it just looks more elegant.

Carol said...

LOVE your simple, elegant cards! Waaaaaay too stinkin' cute! I want that border stamp set! On the lookout for it!

joanne wardle said...

pure elegance. such a perfect christmas card

Cassandra said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! I MUST HAVE THAT STAMP.

Jess said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Fantastic use of a border stamp!

Charlene said...


Susan Raihala said...

AMAZING!!!! I'm so going to CASE these. Both of them work so very well!