Saturday, April 16, 2011

OLW 49

I finally managed to steal a couple of hours to play with some of my unused and unloved stamps. Jennifer's One Layer Wednesday is to make a one layer card using green and pink and a stamp that has never seen ink.

For my first card I used a Memory Box stamp called vintage peony. I haven't decided if I like this stamp or not; perhaps that's why it has never seen ink! I couldn't make it work as a stand alone stamp on a one layer card, so I ended up masking the bottom portion of the card to stamp a background. I used fairly deep shades of green and pink and finished the card with a ribbon and a sentiment.

For my second card I used a brand new set (trees 2) that I got on clearance from AMuse Artstamps. The set comes with several trees and a quote from Khalil Gibran (trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky).

I masked a rectangle and then sponged a green ground with a pink sky. I chose not to color in the tree because, frankly, I just don't color well and when I tried, it looked ridiculous. I like the idea of this card, but the end result leaves something to be desired.

Also, I have no idea what I'm going to do with either of these cards. The tree card, for example. I like the quote, but really, what occasion will it work for? And why did I choose 'Absolutely Fabulous' for the sentiment on the first one? Why didn't I go with 'Happy Birthday' or some other useful phrase? Does anyone else ever make cards that seem to have no practical use, or is it just me?

stamps: Memory Box vintage peony, Amuse trees 2, PTI sentiment
Ink: VersaMagic sage, spanish olive, perfect plumeria; Colorbox chestnut roan, pink; Brilliance pearlescent ivy,
Paper: PTI white


Cindy said...

i love your absolutely fabulous card...a great card to give when someone achieves a goal, or wins a prize etc! I've made a few cards with a not so useful phrase, & then suddenly they'll fit an unusual occasion.
Regards, Cindy Rose

Jenny said...

Both cards are great, love the patterned paper you've made with the stamp and the tree looks just fine un-coloured :)
Like Cindy said they may be just what you need one day.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Bot cards are so beautiful and I just love the colours you've used. You'll find an occasion for each of them - I usually do! xx

mustavcoffee said...

Great cards, my favourite is the first but the tree is beautiful too and Jenny is right it doesn't need to be coloured. I have stacks of cards similar to this, they will come in handy or I'll give them to a charity, never wasted:0) xxx

Jennifer Styles said...

Oh, oh, oh! Love these two very different cards! They are simply gorgeous!

Awesome job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW49!