Friday, January 21, 2011

OLW 37 - SentimentS + a New Layout!

It's time once again for the One Layer Wednesday challenge.  This week's host is Susan Raihala at Simplicity.  Our challenge this week was to create a one layer card using only sentiment stamps - no images - and we had to use at least two different stamps. Here's my card for the challenge: 


For my card, I used a white card base. I used a 1 inch embossing folder (dotted Swiss) and embossed the top and bottom edges of the card.  I used four sentiments (stamped in Not Quite Navy - SU!) that are Hero Arts sentiments, and the Happy Birthday (stamped in Cherry Cobbler - SU!) sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  After embossing the dots, I scored a couple of line and then stamped my sentiments.  The inside of the card is stamped with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink. 

The layout I'm sharing is one I finished last week.  The photos are my oldest daughter when she was about 6 weeks old. I've been going through my photos lately and I've noticed that the photos of my children are not very good quality photos and I'm finding that I need to scan them and clean them up a bit before scrapping them.  I guess that's why I scrap so many layouts of my grandchildren.  They're much better photos! LOL!  Well, I'm working on cleaning up some of the photos of my children, because it's important to me to record those memories too.

For this layout, I used a piece of soft white card stock for the background and punched the edges with a Martha Stewart corner and edge punch.  I think this is the first time I've gotten it perfect with no misaligned edges!  I punched two scallop borders - one in soft white and one in teal and layered them with a piece of patterned paper.  All patterned paper used is from My Mind's Eye - Lush collection.  On the dotted piece used for the mat behind the photos, I hand stitched a border around the edges.  I distressed the edges of the hounds tooth piece.  The small white flowers are Prima and I added a small teal bling piece for the centers of each flower.  The soft pink pearl flourish is also Prima.  The title letters were cut with the Quikutz Fiesta dies. The poodle was cut with the Silhouette.  I used some Copics to highlight the Poodle a bit, gray around the edges, black for the feet and nose.  The poodle's eye is a black flat-back pearl and then I added a "jewel" collar on the poodle with the teal bling.

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of the layout, because I wanted the punched edge to show up, but this was the best photo I could get.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I know this is a long post...if you read it all...bless you! Until next time...

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7 comments:

Jennifer Styles said...

Great idea using the embossing folder!

Nice card!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Beautiful work Susan! You work wonders with all your punches!!...thanks so much for the blog love you left for me today!!!! Hope you and yours are keeping well...we need to catch up!!

Debgem said...

Susan - I recognise those sentiments! I really like the way you've used colour on the stamps to focus the eye! And the embossed borders are super.

And I love this LO - so beautiful!

joanne wardle said...

love your one layer card!

Janelle said...

Love your OLW card. The embossing at the top and bottom is the perfect touch to snazz things up! And, good for you for scrapping your old photos! Must be fun to walk down memory lane like that. :)

Bonnie said...

I love the embossing and scoring to frame your sentiments! Great idea, Susan! I need to either get one of those folders or whack a Stampin' Up! one. Hmm!!

Carol said...

Your card is just lovely. I rarely think to score or emboss on the one layer cards, and when you do it, it looks fabulous!

Your scrapbook page is gorgeous...love that punched edge!

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