Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OLW 8 Challenge

Well, it's rolled around to another Wednesday, and another fabulous challenge from Susan Raihala's blog Simplicity. Each week I am amazed by the creativity of all the ladies who make cards for this weekly challenge. I can't wait to see what our challenge will be each week and then I get to look at all the beautiful cards everyone makes. Talk about inspiration!

The challenge this week was to mask an image. I have rarely done any masking, as I usually mess it up before I'm finished...and this card was no exception. I believe I had to redo the star about 3 times before I managed to get a clean mask. I'm not sure what my problem is, but I seem to get ink all over my fingers...then of course I touch the card. Anywho...this is the card I finally completed for the challenge. Thanks, Susan for always making me push the limits of my creativity!

I made this card to send to our grandson, who is at this moment in boot camp in San Antonio, Texas. We're proud of him and his decision to join the Air Force...following in his Grandpa's footsteps. So....here's to you Galen! We are very proud of you, and path you have chosen to follow.

I cut the star from white cardstock, then used the negative image for my mask on this card. The sentiment is PTI, and the butterfly...well, I'm not sure who makes it.

Thanks for stopping by...Until next time...

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14 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That's lovely, like how you stayed in one color scheme.

tkle said...

What a wonderful card! I love the star, colors, and sentiment! Pretty much everything! =) Thank you for sharing!

Tejal said...

I am glad you didn't give up..even I have messed up many a cards while making a one layer card..
I'm sure your grandson will love it.

Susie said...

Very beautiful and classy. Your work is always perfect.

Carol said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the color and the simplicity of it all!

Heather said...

Ooooo, love it. I really like the simplicity of the layout and colour scheme. This is CAS at it's best - simple yet really effective. Thank you for your inspiration. Hev:)

Emily Leiphart said...

Susan, this is beautiful! I love the glowing blue star and the way the butterfly is flying through it. That is a great sentiment, too.

lililindsay said...

Love your work Susan. I am about to join the challenge and know that I will follow in your footsteps by messing up a few before I getting on that is perfect!

donna mikasa said...

Perfect CAS card! I love the colors, too...

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Susan, what a fabulous card! Delightfully clean! And please convey my thanks to your grandson for choosing a career of service to our great country.

Vel said...

Susan, this is fabulous! It's simple and elegant and just perfect!

Julie Howard said...

Ooo... beautiful card! I love the masked star - really makes for a fabulous end result.

Donelda said...

I hadn't thought of using a star as the mask shape ... great idea!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Susan. Your OLW card is as beautiful as the wishes that go with it. I love star and the color. I wanted to let you know that I got the OTT light you recommended from JoAnn's and I made my light box per your tutorial. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Thanks so much for your help and advice!

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