Friday, August 1, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity #8: Shades of Summer

This month's OLS Challenge is Shades of Summer! Use one of the six color combinations from the challenge to make a summer-themed card!

The color combo that inspired my first card is this one:

And here's my card.

I tried to use as many of the colors as possible, and had to off-stamp to get the lighter pink...all my light pinks are just too light, but off-stamping the Hero Arts Ultra Pink got me a nice, mid-tone pink. The green ink is Memento New Sprout, and the gold and orange are Hero Arts Butter Bar and Orange Soda.

I hope you enjoy this challenge. There are LOTS of ways to vary it, and LOTS of different color combinations to make since you don't have to use all the colors in each combination. Pick and you would pick fruit at a summer fruit stand. Whatever works for your recipe!

stamps: Hero Arts (flower), Clean and Simple Stamps (sentiment)
ink: Hero Arts, Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: corner rounder, rhinestones, Sharpies to color some of the rhinestones to match


  1. Oh ----LOVE! Those rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch Susan.

  2. Very pretty. Love the mix of colours. And yes the rhinestones do finish the card off perfectly.

  3. Those colors make me think of drinking pink lemonade sitting with a friend at a table outside. Not sure I can implement that on a one-layer card! Your card is adorable and I like how you got your pink.

  4. The tiny flowers are darling together. The colors and rhinestones are exquisite.


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