Thursday, June 11, 2009
OLC Christmas Cards
When you make as many Christmas cards as I do, OLCs (one-layer cards) are particularly appealing. They are generally fast, easy to reproduce, and just, well, easy.
Simplicity Tip: When making OLCs, quality cardstock is a MUST! When you only have one layer, flimsy cardstock just doesn't cut it. I use Papertrey Ink's stampers select white or vintage cream or kraft paper, and I hear that Gina K's cardstock is also very high quality. I buy PTI paper in bulk. That way, I don't feel bad if I mess up. I just flip it over and use it for layers on other cards.
The card above works really well because of that yummy chocolate ribbon sent to me by Ali Manning in a bag of blog candy. Love it! The stamp, from SU!'s Sleigh Bells Ring set, looks great colored in by other stampers, but not by me. So I just stamp it in a festive color and let it stand uncolored. So easy!
The second card uses several shades of soft purple chalk ink and PTI's Snowflake Serenade set. The clear rhinestones bling it up a bit. These flakes beg for bling, don't you think?
Finally, this kraft card is super simple and definitely looks better in real life. The photo looks a tad flat, but the PTI vintage cream ink looks fab, and the sheer ribbon with its satin border gives a nice balance to the card. The stamp is from Snowflake Spots, a discontinued set from SU!. The sentiment is from PTI's Take a Bough, I think.
Hope you enjoy these! If you want more details, check my SCS gallery later today.