Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One-Layer Wednesday 76: Color in Winter

Winter's dominant color scheme is gray and white (at least in Ohio), but every now and then, a pop of color reminds us that spring and summer WILL come. I've seen pops of red (cardinals) and blue (blue birds) out my windows this month.

This week's OLW is to make a one-layer card that uses white, gray, with a pop of one bright color of your choice. (If you must, you may use black for the sentiment.)

Think of the card's colors as a recipe: use a gallon of white (or gray), a quart of gray (or white), and an ounce of a bright color. Feel free to use gray paper and white embossing!

OLW76 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Use white, gray, and a pop of bright color. (Black is allowed for sentiments if necessary.) Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Upload your card somewhere online.

4. Link to your card on the sidebar of Simplicity. If you're linking to your blog, make sure you link to the post, not to your blog's main page.

5. The most important rule of all...have FUN!!!!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memento London Fog
paper: PTI white
accessories: rhinestones


  1. Love the colors - looks like a fun challenge :)

  2. Love this card! Great job on both :)

  3. This stamp is so lovely, I do like the soft image with the touch of colour in the gems! Super challenge!

  4. Fabulous cards Susan, the grey is magical with both but my preference is definitely for the blue stones, gorgeous! Gay x

  5. I can't believe how using a single decorative stamp can so complete a card. This stamp, and card, are just gorgeous.

  6. While I do love your cards, what got me today was you get see CARDINALS and BLUEJAYS out of your WINDOW!! I am sooooo jealous~ :)

  7. Your ideas are always so inspiring Susan. I love your dynamic card!

  8. Absolutely stunning - love the Hero Arts stamp, and the gems give the card a fabulous "pop" of colour and sparkle.
    Sylvia xx

  9. Your cards are just amazing, you inspired me to join in this week and hope too every week :)
    Jenny x

  10. I couldn't resist trying out this challenge after seeing your cards! They are so perfectly balanced with just the right amount of color in the rhinestones.
    Thanks so much for a fun challenge!


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