Sunday, April 21, 2013

OLW136 A-ok!

This is today's second post. Please scroll down to see the first post.

Ardyth's One-Layer Wednesday challenge this week is to use elements that begin with the letter A.

I briefly contemplated making a card with a scarlet A, but then decided, well, to whom would I send it? Really, that doesn't seem very appropriate, does it? So then I tried using an Artisan Collection wine bottle for inspiration, but the results were an insult to the delicious wine the bottle once held.

Then I found my stamp for the Pledge of Allegiance and thought that Allegiance and America both begin with A's, so here you go.

Please also note that the design is Asymmetrical (and also a tad Awkward). I decided to try again, keeping the Asymmetrical idea and adding an Acorn of Abundance...and in the process made my first Gratitude Campaign card for 2013.

Now that's a card that deserves an A! At least it does if I do the grading.

Click on over to Ardyth's blog and play along if you haven't already.

Allegiance Card
stamps: Stampabilities (pledge), SU The Free and the Brave (star border)
ink: SU cherry cobbler, marina mist
paper: Papertrey Ink white

Acorn Card
stamps: Papertrey First Fruits (acorn), Fall Elegance (sentiment)
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey Ink white
accessories: corner rounder


  1. These are wonderful! A timely patriotic reminder, and a great start to your gratitude campaign - love the texture on the acorn and how the curved corners echo the shape of the acorn! Thanks for playing along!

  2. awesome, adorable, and attractive!

  3. Wonderful, as always! Love that star border.

    Did you get the new Sketched Shapes from PTI before it sold out? I thought that looked like one you'd snap up! :)

  4. Your patriotic card is awesome and so inspiring. The border works magically with the sentiment. The acorn card is masterfully CAS. I love the sentiment over the acorn.

  5. I would definitely give the acorn / abundance card an A - probably an A+. It's a brilliant idea for using the letter "A" and a great design!

  6. Brilliant, as ever ... powerfully patriotic with a fab star border, and such a sweet acorn ... love how you echoed the shape with the card! Anita :)


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