Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One-Layer Wednesday #78: Circles, Circles Everywhere

This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is to make a one-layer card using MORE THAN FIVE circles on your card. Now's your chance to give those circle sets and polka-dot backgrounds a workout.

Using five or more circles on a card isn't that challenging, so the real challenge here is that you are NOT allowed to pop punched or die-cut circles on your one-layer card...that's adding a layer!!! Of course you CAN punch/die-cut a circle out of the front of your card. That's not adding a layer.

For my card, I used PTI's Round and Round set, an anniversary set that I don't use nearly enough. The circle frame has three nested circles PLUS all the dots in the decoration. The image has a polka-dotted butterfly, and I added three round rhinestones for a pop of color and more circles!
OLW78 Rules

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

2. Use at least FIVE circles on your card. If you feel so inclined, one of them can be the card base itself, but do NOT use punched or die cut circles!

3. Upload your card somewhere on the internet and link back to it here via the InLinkz button on the sidebar.

4. The most important rule of all is to HAVE FUN!!!

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Round and Round)
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey Ink white
accessories: corner chomper, rhinestones


  1. Wow great card! I would of had a tough time thinking up so many one layered circles without it looking overdone.

  2. Beautiful, simple elegant, love it! Thank you for another lovely challenge. Hope you're feeling a bit better now, xxx

  3. Love this! Really wonderful colors and design.

  4. I am giddy with excitement - I have organized all my stamps so that all my circles are in one place. I LOVE using circles!!

    But I do have to ask the tough question - why is adding a die cut (flat) circle considered adding a layer, but adding bling (not flat) is just embellishment? Hmmmm...... LOL!
    Can't wait to play!

  5. Your card is so very lovely. I've added my link ... using only ink and stamps for the different circles.

  6. Fabulous challenge! I had so much making my cards! Thanks GF!

  7. So pretty, Susan. I really do love that set. I have it, thanks to a great friend.

  8. What a beautiful card, and an interesting challenge. Lucky for me, the mailperson just delivered PTI Background Basics Circles, (which YOU made me order), so I will have some fun with this challenge.

  9. Beautiful depth, Susan. Lovely image!
    Thanks for giving circles a chance to shine. ;)

  10. A beautiful image Susan, and a great challenge. I am going to attempt my first OLW challenge with this one.

  11. LOVE this--and the rhinestones in the middle of that butterfly are perfect! :)

  12. Thanks again for a fun challenge - really made me think outside the square this week (I know, I am hilarious). Beautiful colours in your butterfly card, I like a blue butterfly..

  13. This is very pretty! Love what you've done here, beautiful and soft!

  14. Another great challenge Susan! I hope things are calmer now at home and that your son is doing better.


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