Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One-Layer Wednesday 108--One Stamp, Two Ways

This week's OLW challenge is TWICE the fun! Your challenge is to make two different cards using at least one image stamp on each! Keep in mind that the two cards can still look like they used the same stamp...just show how flexible the stamp can be.

Remember what I did with the presents stamp here, here, and here?

My inspiration cards for the OLW challenge are a bit more straightforward that the present stamp cards...especially because the OLW challenge has to be one layer and only one layer...no cut-outs or pop-ups!

Something like this:

See how the vine stamp looks so heavy and masculine on the first card, which has a very graphic layout. On the second, the stamp looks so light and pretty and elegant with all those tiny little gems on it.

THAT's what I'm talkin' about. One Stamp, Two Ways

OLW108 Rules

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

2. Use at least one image stamp (not a sentiment) on two different cards. See how different you can make them...beyond just color. Your challenge is to give the same stamp two different looks.

3. Post both your cards online and link to them using the InLinkz button on the sidebar. If you link to your blog, be sure to link to the specific post, not just your blog's main page. If you post your two cards to two different links (as on Splitcoast), please link to both!


stamps: Papertrey First Fruits, Fall Elegance
ink: VersaColor
paper: PTI white and vintage cream
accessories: rhinestones


  1. Twice as gorgeous! So cool-love them! Bev

  2. I read your blog every day, but rarely comment. Jut wanted to pop in to say thanks and tell you how much I enjoy your blog.

  3. Ah, man, I misunderstood the challenge! I used the same stamp two ways on one card! Back to the craft table! lol!

  4. Goodness me!I had to double check to make sure it was the same stamp- must try this but have to figure out which stamp to work with you have such great ideas and help push our creativity

  5. hope my two are ok. not really sure they are different enough. i'll link when the link is set up

  6. I'm diggin' the first card a lot. I'd never think of a layout like that. So clever!

  7. Susan, you always amaze me with your creativity. I love both cards.

  8. Great cards, good use of the same stamp to create 2 very different cards

  9. these are stunning, they look so different, I wouldn't have realised it was the same stamp

  10. Isn't it a shame that Gratitude isn't this simple? I really like your reasoning for the campaign. I boycott every holiday sale. Why should dishwasher sales be part of any holiday celebration? Do you think a constitutional amendment is in order that would make it mandatory to spend holidays actually ruminating on the occasion? Gratitude would flow, not money.

    I, too, had to look twice at these two cards. I'd have never known they were the same stamp had you not pointed it out. Amazing what one stamp and one amazing artist can do....

  11. Beautiful cards and great variations. This is such a great topic to challenge us~Thanks:)


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