First of all, I want to thank everyone who has participated in the OLW challenges so far. I'm completely blown away both by the number of submissions and the quality of work you're doing! I wish I could afford to give away prizes for every challenge, but I do have some little goodies given to me by Stampin'Treasures that I'll be giving away at the end of May to four people who've participated in the challenges this month. Pictures next week! Now, on to OLW5!
A faux embellishment stamp is any stamp image that pretends to be a real embellishment, like a button or a ribbon or a paper clip or an eyelet or a brad or fabric or stitches.
So this week's challenge is to make a one-layer card that incorporates a faux embellishment in some way. Here's the card I made that gave me the idea for this challenge:
The ribbon stamp is from Hero Arts, and it looked like a road to me. It gave me the perfect opportunity to use this sentiment from PTI's Wise Owl set...a quotation that really doesn't seem to belong to that set at all and that I suspected I would never be able to use. But here you go. I used it. Go, me!
By the way, lining up the sentiment and ribbon stamps so perfectly was easy since I used my gridline acrylic block, which I bought from PTI (scroll down a bit HERE). I've seen similar blocks at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. If you don't have one and use clear stamps at all, I highly recommend you get a nice, big one!
So what faux embellishment stamps do you have languishing in your hoard? Pull them out and give them some ink!
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.
2. The main idea of this challenge is to use a stamped, faux embellishment, but as always, if you simply must add a little something, well, then, you may.
stamps: Hero Arts, PTI
paper: PTI white
accessories: not a one!