OMGOSH! Yesterday, I went over 150,000 hits! I gotta think about a give-away for that, but for now, let me just say thank you to each and every one of you. Who knew in March 2009 that my little blog...with no fancy banner or pretty wallpaper or cool, hip doo-dads...would find such a wonderful audience? You all ROCK. Your words of encouragement keep me going. Thank you.
And thanks also for making the OLW challenge such a success! I still haven't commented on all of the OLW7 cards (there are 69...and I'm too thrilled to crack a joke about that), but I will today. If you're linking to 2Peas in a Bucket, however, I can't comment because I'm not registered and when I tried to register, the internet gremlins kept giving me weird error messages. I tried.
For OLW8, we're masking a background, mainly because I bought this REALLY COOL LABEL PUNCH (EK Success) at JoAnn's on sale last week and wanted to use it on a one-layer card. That's how random these things are, folks. Shopping serendipity leads to awesome challenge!
That would make a great headline, don't you think?
Anyway, today's challenge requires you to create a mask and use it to create a background on your card. You can punch, cut, diecut, or use a found object to create your mask. Feel free to go buy something if you want. You have my permission. Just use a coupon or get it on sale, okay? That's what I did, and wowza, it felt good!
I actually masked my mask because I didn't want the brackets on my card. Extra points for me!
Rules for OLW8
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed.
2. Mask a background for whatever image/sentiment you're using. You can use a spritzer, sponge, direct-to-paper, dauber, or whatever else occurs to you to apply ink, paint, or whatever else you want to use. Lots of options here!
3. Upload your card to the internet somewhere and link to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.
4. Most important rule of all...HAVE FUN!!!
stamps: PTI Fruitful, Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memories soft leaf, Versacolor grape, VersaMagic Tea Leaves
paper: PTI white
accessories: EK Success label punch, corner rounder, post-it notes, sponge