Thursday, January 26, 2012

OLW76 - Grey and White and a touch of Color

Don't Forget.....you still have time to leave a comment for the drawing on the 31st.....Take a moment to leave me a comment on this post.  I'm going to be giving away a nice gift card to one lucky person  in celebration of my 4 year anniversary as a blogger.   Couldn't YOU use a gift card for craft goodies?? 

I think we're getting back on track with out One Layer Wednesday challenges.  This week, Susan has challenged us to create a one layer card using only grey and white with a "pop" of color.  Here's my take on the challenge this week.


Okay....so I have absolutely NO stamping on this first card....yep, that's right!  This card is complete computer generated with my Silhouette software.  The lacy images are actually cutting files that I have filled with grey.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.  I made my paper size the same size as an unfolded card base would be (4.25" x 11") and then arranged my elements to fit the right hand half of the paper.  Printed it out on my ink jet printer. I was actually just playing around with this to see if I could do it, and lo and behold, it makes a right "purty" card!  I added a couple of teal bling pieces for my pop of color.


The second card is virtually the same thing, I just used a different cutting file to print onto my card stock and added a few pieces of red bling.


For my last card, I decided to play fair and use a stamp with some grey ink.  I used the SU big medallion stamp...inked it up with Memento's London Fog ink.  To get a good clear image, I inked the image and leaving it face up on the table, I placed the card down on the stamp and rubbed it to transfer the image.  I did the same think in the upper right corner of the card.  The sentiment is a SU sentiment that I've had forever!

When I first saw the challenge, I really thought these would be blah...yuck cards, but I really like the end results!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Love all your fab comments!! Until next time....

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18 comments:

  1. You nailed this Susan! I love the computer generated cards and the stamped one too. I just inked up my medallion stamp a couple of weeks ago. You have put just the right amount of bling on each! Not blah at all!

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  2. Hi Susan, Your cards are really beautiful:) Sandra H

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  3. WOW Susan, That worked magnificently, Love those cards, and the last is just as brilliant. Such a great combination, grey and white! Yours turned out with real class, well done, Gay x

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  4. ALL are great and just the right amount of bling (color)! So pretty.
    Lynn

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  5. Definitely beautiful and not blah cards! I've not tried printing with my Silhouette only cutting, I must have a go. Beautiful designs Susan and yes both my cards were cut on the Silhouette, I love Samantha Walker's designs. I have to restrain myself and not go to the website too often:)
    thanks for all your lovely comments.
    Val x

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  6. Yeah- gray and white can be very classy and even peaceful.
    I love these cards- I think the first one most...

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  7. WOW, Susan, these are gorgeous! When I saw the first card, I immediately told myself I need that stamp set whatever it is…and then you mentioned Silhouette cutting. And then you shared two more beautiful cards. Thanks for Susan's OLW that I found your blog!

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  8. I love what you did with the Silhouette to make the cards. You are an inspiration! I really like the 2nd one the best altho all are elegant.

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  9. Fabulous cards. That must be quite a machine!!

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  10. Very nice card Susan!
    Also love your sending for the last LIM challenge and your drawings! Fabulous blog!
    Greetings,
    Charlotte

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  11. Those are very cool! I like both looks: the smoothness of the printed ones and the tactile look of the stamped one.

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  12. These are fabulous Susan, stamped or printed, they're still works of art!
    Love the bling as pops of colour :)
    Jenny x

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  13. Great work - I really like the ones that you produced on the computer - making a lovely card is the aim, and you've certainly done that! Love the medallion one!

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Susan! Love the ones you computer generated...so beautiful and very classy!

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  15. I especially love the first one - it's almost Art Deco in feel!

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Thanks you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I love hearing from you! Hugs! Susan

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