Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's OLW Again!

I have tried unsuccessfully for the past few days to stamp something.  Until I saw the OLW challenge for today.  The challenge is to use more than one sentiment on your OLC, and no images.  That sounded easy enough for mojo-less me to tackle.

I pulled out my PTI Birthday Basics set and used every one of the Happy Birthdays in it.  (One of them got used twice.)  For perfect placement, I lined up all the stamps on a lined acrylic block.  Each one was inked with marker, and presto, my card was done!

I wanted to use one of my stitched lines stamps, but that would have violated the no image rule, so I scored lines instead.  I really like how it breaks up all the white space around the sentiments.

Stamps - PTI Birthday Basics
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - various SU markers
Accessories - Scor-Buddy

Here is a tip for lining up long stamps on an acrylic block:  Lay the stamp image side down on your work surface, then press the acrylic block onto the back of the stamp.  Most stamps will be straight if they aren't clinging to anything.  This eliminates a long stamp from curving when you try to place it on the block by hand.  Since you can see through the block, you can line it up perfectly along the grid lines (if the block has them), and you can make minor adjustments as needed.

Happy Wednesday!



kasia c. said...

LOVE it! Great colours. I love how you added the embossed lines, adds fabulous texture. :)

Debgem said...

I like this, shades of pink work really well. I think it would look great in blue too. I agree that the embossed lines add some texture. Love it.

stempelomi said...

Great work! I love it!


Carol said...

Fabulous card! So well balanced and the scoring just sets everything in its place!

LeAnne said...

Very cool!

Heather T said...

Beautifully space and arranged and the scored lines finish it with class.

Gisèle said...

I love this card!

Jennifer Styles said...

Whoever receives this card is sure to have a happy birthday!

Love the scored lines too!

Susan said...

I believe I have those birthday stamps...thanks for the inspiration! Love the scored lines!

Susan said...

I believe I have those birthday stamps...thanks for the inspiration! Love the scored lines!

joanne wardle said...

how brilliant! nothing says happy birthday more than saying it 10 times

Doris said...

Just out of curiosity, what did you use for the sentiment inside? After all, the front gets the point across!