Tuesday, March 1, 2016

OLS25: Let Green "March" In

The always fabulous Karen is hosting the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge for March with my favorite color: GREEN! Use shades of green and one neutral on a white card.

Although it's hard to tell in the picture, the large rhinestone is dark green (not black), thus giving me two shades of green, with a black neutral for the lines and sentiment.

For once, I've actually managed to combine challenges. I'm also submitting this for the IC234 at Splitcoast, because my card layout was completely inspired by THIS PIN.

I chose to run the sentiment vertically because it reinforced the vertical emphasis of the inspiration photo (and it looked totally weird when placed horizontally). The rhinestone overlaps the line just a little, and I like the way it balances the sentiment.

Get your green on and join us for the OLS25 Challenge!

Happy March!

stamps: Papertrey Dot Spot, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
ink: Hero Arts lime, Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Bic marker (to color the rhinestone dark green), Micron black 8mm pen, ruler


  1. This is interesting! I like the sideways placement. Although truly it wouldn't work horizontal.

  2. Love your eye catching card. Karen x

  3. Why does a rhinestone not count as a layer? I like the horizontal sentiment.

    1. The rhinestone is an embellishment, not another layer of paper. The one-layer restriction is on paper/card stock, not embellishments. Hope that helps!

    2. That explains it, thank you. Am always confused by what is a layer...duh...paper!

  4. Popped by from the one layer challenge blog to say that this is really a stand out card...for me. Just love how the lime green is peeping through the two vertical very narrow strips. Love your inspiration photo and how you've placed the rhinestone on the line. Absolutely perfection x Still thinking about what to do this month...thank you so much for your inspiration x

  5. Oh, this is fantastic. I *love* how the dot circle is peeking out.


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