No. That isn't a typo. This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is to use more than one sentiment--at least two SentimentS--on one card!!!!! NO IMAGE STAMPS ALLOWED!!! If your sentiment stamp has an image on it, you must mask out the image. We're usin' words this week, folks. Nothing else. Check out the rules below for what constitutes a sentiment.
Here's what I did with a limited edition set from Clear and Simple Stamps that they kindly sent me for Christmas. It gave me the idea for the challenge because HELLO I have a bazillion sentiment stamps, most of which are prefectly lovely and deserve to see ink. The CSS set is nothing but Thinking of You sentiments in different fonts and sizes, and even one in French! How completely cool is this!
Here's the same thing in pinks and purples.
Golly, that was fun! And so was continuing to play around with this idea of using LOTS of my other sentiment stamps. I've made about ten more cards with nothing but multiple sentiments. Once you start playing, you'll find all sorts of cool combos! And of course word-only cards would be great for guys, don't you think. Only let's not give them the pink and purple ones, shall we?
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed!
2. This week, you must use more than one sentiment on your card. I'm keeping the challenge's definition of sentiments loose: greetings, dictionary definitions, single words, little poems, quotations, etc.: basically, anything that is just words.
3. Keep in mind your card has an inside, too, so the second sentiment (or third or fourth or fifth...) can go inside. The possibilities are endless. You could cut away part of the front to reveal a second sentiment inside; you could overlap, stack, or artfully arrange some of your 16,000 happy birthday sentiments;, create a word collage with all your Hello stamps; etc.
4. Keep embellishments to a minimum and do NOT use any embellishment that constitutes an image, like flowers, buttons, or skeleton leaves. Glitter, rhinestones, and simple ribbon treatments are acceptable if you simply must use them.
5. Post your creation on the internet somewhere and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.
6. Most important rule of all: HAVE HUN!!!!!!
Clear and Simple Stamps has offered a give-away for this challenge! If you make a card and link it, and then go comment on their Facebook post about the give-away, you could win the LIMITED EDITION Thinking of You set I used on the cards above! How totally cool is that?!?!?!?!
stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Limited Edition Thinking of You
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: gridded acrylic block to line everything up nicely ;-)