Wednesday, December 1, 2010

OLW31, Back to the Beginning

This week's OLW challenge is to go back to your beginnings in rubber stamping. What technique or product really got you hooked? Was it background stamping, hardware, glitter, a particular stamp, a punch, a paper crimper, watercoloring, colored pencils, markers or something else? For me (and I imagine for lots of you), it was heat embossing. Watching embossing powder melt looked like magic to me and sent me into raptures.


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Rules for OLW31

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

2. Make a one-layer card that uses a technique or product that got you hooked on stamping. Keep embellishments to a minimum and do not add layers! If what got you hooked was patterned paper, you may use a punched shape on your card, but no layers!

3. Upload your card somewhere online and link to it using the OLW31 InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!

stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
ink: ColorBox pigment
paper: PTI white
accessories: ribbon (Mark's Finest Papers), hologram embossing powder, heat gun


  1. Fabulous card - so bright and cheery. Sounds like a fun challenge.

  2. Love your cheery card.

    Back to the beginning huh? I found one of the first cards I ever stamped and decided to share it. And yep, there was gold embossing on it lol!

  3. hmm..can't join this one since I started with just layers of cardstock and some cheesy stickers! hehe x

  4. I LOVE this one - TFS! There's a show on CBS on Sunday Mornings aptly entitled "Sunday Morning" that showcases different pics of suns that this reminds me of. Great stuff!

  5. This is a sunny card in any sense of the word -- love it!

  6. Great challenge - I had a lot of fun going back to what got me started!

  7. Loved reliving the glory days in this one Susan - Thanks for the challenge!


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