Wednesday, November 3, 2010

OLW27 Holiday Card

I'm sorry it's been a while since I've posted.  I have been fighting my second nasty cold of the season, and haven't been doing much stamping.  I've been sleeping instead.  (And irrigating my sinuses - yuck!).  I decided I had to stamp something for the OLW challenge to get me out of my rut.

This week the challenge was to make a one layer holiday card suitable for the inmates in the North Dakota State Penitentiary to send to their friends or family.  One of Susan's blog readers heads up a group that makes cards to send to the inmates, and her letter to Susan inspired this challenge.  In addition to being a one layer card, we were not to use any metal (wire, brads, etc.), gemstones or pearls, and limit the glitter.  We could use ribbon, but I chose not to.

Here is the beauty I came up with.

The scored frame was an afterthought that totally makes this card.  (At least for me).  I like the clean lines of the card and scoring with the fancy font of the sentiment.  A single gold star adds just enough interest.

I am bummed I sold my long rectangle Nestabilities sets because I wanted to use one to emboss the frame.  I didn't think I used them enough to justify keeping them, and I have 'needed' them ever since.  I can't tell you how many times I've eyed them at Hobby Lobby when I have a coupon burning a hole in my pocket, but they never make it home with me.  Something else always wins out, and I end up eyeing them the next time I go.  I know I don't need long rectangle Nestabilities - it's pretty easy to cut a rectangle - so we'll see how long I last before I cave.  : )

Supplies used:
Stamps - Many Merry Messages, Patterned Pines
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Cherry cobbler, Encore gold
Accessories - Scor Buddy, SAMJ

If you haven't checked out Susan's blog for the challenge, go there now to get all the details.  Let's allow these inmates to send some love to their loved ones this holiday season.

Make it a great day!



Cassandra said...

You're right, the scoring makes it. Beautiful card, hope you feel better soon.

Susan Raihala said...

I agree completely...the scoring is perfect! Although...I do think that sentiment and the pretty star could stand alone nicely, too.

Thanks so much for participating in the OLW and sharing some kindness in the process!

Bonnie said...

The scoring and star perfectly finish this elegant card!

Meghan said...

Great card!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely card.
who makes the sentiment stamp?
it is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.
marty ferraro

Susan said...

Oh yes! The scoring really grounded the sentiment for me. Awesome card!

Nicole said...

I agree, that scored rectangle is fabulous. I also love the tiny gold star, it is perfect.