This week's OLW expands on my strategy for making lots of Christmas cards fast without mass producing. There are three requirements in addition to the use of a single layer of card stock:
1) use ONLY a sentiment stamp on your card...no other stamps or embellishments allowed!
2) use a NON-STANDARD size for your card
3) make at least two cards using the same stamp that vary something (color, type of ink, technique, placement of the stamp, size of card)
NOTE: There are no limits to the theme for this challenge, so if you've finished your holiday cards, consider making thank-you cards (you know you're going to need them!) or whatever theme you find most useful.
I got a little carried away with this and love the results, especially because they make me cease regretting the purchase of this stamp from Hero Arts. It's beautiful, but too big for a standard size card. Giving it the extra space to breathe makes a huge difference.
All four of my cards are 4.25" x 7" and will fit into standard 5" x 7" envelopes.
|StampinUp Cherry Cobbler|
|Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy|
|Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder|
|Fuzzy for a Reason: Red Doodlebug Flock and Essential Glue Pad|
If this kills you, remember you can always photograph the unembellished version for the challenge, then add whatever embellishment you feel necessary. ;-)
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed!
2. Use only one sentiment on a non-standard card size (or shape), and create at least two variations of the card. NO OTHER STAMPS OR EMBELLISHMENTS ALLOWED!
3. Upload your creations somewhere online and link back to them using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.
4. HAVE FUN!!!