Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday 17: Border Stamps

How many border stamps do you have? If your collection is anything like mine, the answer would be TOO MANY! So the OLW challenge this week is to use a border stamp on your card.

I loved this little diamond border stamp from Hero Arts when I bought about EIGHT years ago. And now I've finally made a card with it that I love.

How-To Tips: Dress up a border or background stamp with half pearls or rhinestones at intersections of shapes. On this card, the brown pearls add dimension and interest that are hard to see in the photo. I used a stamp positioner for the sentiment, and positioned the descenders for the letter y between diamonds so the sentiment and border would be related.

Rules for OLW17

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Use a border stamp (or, if you don't have a border stamp, either create one by repeating a small stamp or consider this an excuse to go buy one!) Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Please share your creation by posting your card online and then using the InLinkz button in the sidebar of Simplicity to link to it.

4. Most important of all...HAVE FUN!

The cards for OLW16 are awesome...and I will have time to comment on all of them today!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memento
paper: PTI white
accessories: half pearls, stamp positioner


  1. Thanks Susan!! Love your challenges! My thinking cap is on for this one!

  2. Ut Oh! A Challenge would not be a Challenge, if it weren't challenging, or so I tell myself, when it starts out seeming impossible. Thanks for a week to fiddle with impossible.

  3. great card. I've got to think about this one too!

  4. Fun challenge! I hope to make up for missing the last one. Hey, remember how you said you have trouble using the Hero Arts cuckoo clock set (which I have too)? Look what I found from Maile Belles this morning:

  5. At first, I thought none but will have to look-may have one or two. Like your card and Hero Arts stamps although I don't have many of those either! tfs

  6. Angela,

    Maile is a genius. I'm still not going to use that stamp, though. It's dead to me, LOL!

  7. an excellent challnge cause you KNOW I have a bunch - on wheels! I think I'll cut them. Love the diamonds!! and perfect sentiment 'treatment'!!

  8. Such a fabulous card! The challenge is great. I'm going right now to check out my stamp stash!

  9. well, can you believe that the first thing I thought of this morning when I woke was that it was Thursday over here, so that meant your OLW challenge must be up over there! Am loving them, thanks Susan. Love the brown and red/burgandy together on your card.

  10. I looked at your supply list, saw the half-pearls listed, and had to look at the full-size image to see them. Perfect! Elevates that stamp completely! And then, of course, the sentiment tucks in there perfectly.

  11. Border punches? I have at least a dozen now. Border stamps? Just a few. I could never figure out how to best use them.

    I do like the way your border does not go along the whole length of the card. Much more interesting visually.

  12. Good challenge - hard than I thought it would be!

  13. OOh Susan, I really like this one, you're so right we have these stamps languishing in our stash and don't make the most of them. I'm off to have a play:D
    Thank you again for another thoughtful challenge :D xx

  14. Hi Susan, sorry to be a pain but I linked my photo this morning and used one from my comp because it was taking so long to load. That means it links back to your page not my blog. I'm unable to delete this link and start again, perhaps you would be kind and delete it for me? I will begin again but with more patience this time:} Thank you :D xx

  15. Okay, mustavcoffee, it's deleted! Can't wait to see your card!

  16. Hi Susan, Thank you very much:D xx


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