Thursday, August 26, 2010

OLW17 - Border Stamps

The most recent challenge from Susan Raihala's Simplicity blog was to create a one layer card using a border stamp. How difficult could that be, you ask? Oh yeah...I had trouble again! Now bear in mind - I have quite a few (okay...hundreds!) of stamps. I searched through all of them and I simply can't believe I only found three stamps that I would consider border stamps! What's up with that!? Does this mean I'll have to do a little stamp shopping? Oooooo....probably! LOL!

After much debate over which of the three border stamps I would use, I finally settled on this one (mostly because I've never used it before...GASP!). After stamping it in black on the white card base, it really looked a little blah. Maybe I should have tried another color, or used multiple colors across the stamp....who know! Anywho, to brighten it up, I decided to added a little bling and some glitter. Not sure I'm totally happy with the results...but hey! Another card is finished to add to my growing collection of cards. Soon I will have enough cards to get me through the gazillion birthdays we celebrate each year.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave me a comment. I'd love to know if you think the glitter is too much or just right....Until next time...

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15 comments:

Dwita said...

Hi Susan, I like your border.You made the same theme: circle. So pretty card..

Colleen said...

Susan,
I really like how this one came out. the colors you used came out perfect! Such a great stamp.

Brenda R said...

Oh, that is lovely! I love the glitter! I will make one using similar stamps.

Jennifer Styles said...

This is just lovely! Great card!

Bonnie said...

Hi Susan. I'm not usually a glittery person, but I love this. It's just right to add some color and interest without being overdone. Great job!

Bahb said...

The bling and glitter are perfect. And I love that the border stamp is so unique it's interesting on its own. My one or two border stamps are BOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIINNNGGGGGG.

Carol said...

This is really a great card! Love the circles and the bling is just the right touch!

Rosemary said...

the bling is just right on your card! looks so pretty!

Tejal said...

Very pretty..and the glitter is just about right..a girl can never have too much of glitter..me? I'm a glitter freak..would cover up myself and my DH in glitter if I could..:D

Donelda said...

while this is very eyecatching .. to own only 3 border stamps is a sin and you should definately head out to get yourself a few new ones :-) *wink*

mustavcoffee said...

Love your card, the glitter is perfect, not too much not too little and yes I feel you may want to go shopping but hey don't listen to me, I'm the one with the Stamp Habit/Obsession :}xx

joanne wardle said...

I love the glitter! you've managed to make it blingy but keep it simple at the same time!
brilliant

Heather T said...

A very cool card with the funky circle border, perfect to add a little bling to.

Susan Raihala said...

Given how awesome this is, you really should use this stamp more! LOL, itsn't it fun to ink "new" rubber?!?!

Nicole said...

I like this so much! Glitter makes everything better. :)

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