Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Would the Real OLC Please Stand Up

Ok.  I'm back with a real one layer card for this week's ONE LAYER Wednesday challenge.  If you're not sure why I am yelling, just see my first post for today!

The challenge was to use shimmer on your card, but not in the form of glitter or rhinestones.  I wanted to use my Pearl Ex powders, but couldn't find them, so I decided to use my Shimmer Spritz again.

I actually have two cards.  I gave up on the first one after I had completed the image.  I was trying to put some shimmery organza ribbon on it, and it just wasn't working, so I made a different card.  Then when I was searching for a sentiment to put on my second card, I found the perfect finishing touch, a sentiment, for my first one.

I am lovin' life right now!

Card #1...

The sentiment looks much better on this than the ribbon I was trying to use.  Even though the ribbon was sheer, it was still too heavy.  I used sticky notes to mask off the left side of the card, and kept them in place while spritzing with shimmer spritz.  Only the image is shimmery.  I rounded opposite corners to balance all the straight lines of the card.

Card #2...

I made a template out of typing paper (did I just date myself or what?) to use for my mask.  A little repositionable adhesive kept it in place for sponging the background.  As with the first card, I kept the mask in place for spritzing.  All the corners were rounded to continue the curve of the oval for some added softness.

Stamps - Fast and Fabulous, PTI Simple Sentiments and Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Memento Rose Bud and Angel Pink for stamping, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi for sponging
Accessories - sticky notes, petite oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, repositionable adhesive, daubers, Sparkle Shimmer Spritz

The shimmer on these cards was really hard to photograph, but it gives a very nice effect.

Hope you're having a happy Wednesday!



Sue said...

Both your cards are lovely, but I particularly like your first one. Only spritzing the image column makes it very interesting. Rounding opposite corners for balance added just the right touch. Lovely!

Tiya-B said...

i agree wiht commenter 1 that both cards are lovely but i like the 2nd your colors love the shipper!

Carol said...

Both of your cards are lovely. The colors are so beautiful and soft.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty cards. I like the second one. lol... It's very much like my design.

Kathyk said...

Two super cards but I'm with the majority (so far) in that I prefer the second


kingstonmama said...

I love the soft colors and shimmery background. I'm going to have to check out the shimmer spritz. It looks lovely!

Susan said...

Ah Ha! So that's what I can do with the numerous bottles of shimmer mist I have!!! Gorgeous cards!

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Love how you masked the mist on both...can't pick a favorite at all!!!