Thursday, August 28, 2014

OLS8 - Details

Welcome to the Details Post for OLS#8. As we do each month, a few design team members will call out selected details from entries for the month as particularly effective design elements. One-layer cards have little room for embellishment or dressing up, and it's often amazing how a simple little detail will elevate a CAS card to something amazing!

Thank you all for participating in the August One-Layer Simplicity Challenge: Shades of Summer! What a great collection of cards we got, and it has been so difficult to pick just three whose details elevate their designs especially well.

Susan's Details

Kimberly used fabulous, summery colors from the #5 inspiration photo, but what I really love is the use of a bold, black sentiment and subtle half pearls.


Shirley used a gorgeous no-line watercolor technique to achieve the effect of a hand-painted rather than stamped-and-painted butterfly using the colors from the #5 inspiration photo.


Jasleen exploited the blue and orange combination from the #3 photo. Her one-corner, fade background is simply stunning.

Ardyth's Details

Sherrie's use of background stamps to make a sunny beach scene is inspired!

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Julia's beautifully blended and framed card evokes summer perfectly!

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Chris's use of line images leaves this CAS card feeling very light and airy!
Karen's Details
 Katherine's card caught my eye with it's fun lineup of glasses and the paint splatters. 
Sandra's card had such a tranquil, calm beauty to it done in the colours of Fall.
 Sue T's card really makes such a pretty statement with its banner greeting and the cascading flowers.

Cheryl's Details

Maura used such bright happy colors for her card.  I love how she masked and stamped on her balloons for added interest.

Lynn's soft outline around her images caught my eye.  The perfect masculine card.

Darnell's technique (colored stamp with markers, then lightly misted with water) resulted in a beautiful watercolor effect, with a soft subtle feel.

Thank you all so much for participating in the August challenge. Now, get ready for Ardyth's September challenge!!!  


  1. Thank you for featuring my card amongst other beautiful entries.:)

  2. Thank you, Cheryl, for the shoutout! It's an honor to be in the company of these other card artists with their remarkable OLC design elements!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Thanks so much for the shout out. The color choices were lovely and all of the entries were so amazing!

  4. Thank you so much for the featuring my card - along with all these other great entries. It's an honor- and much appreciated!

  5. Thanks so much for the shout out, Susan! I'm thrilled to be featured amongst all these other fab cards!

  6. Thanks all- I am so thrilled you showcased my card!! I am honored to be among such awesome artists!!

  7. Thank you so much for showcasing my's so exciting and I too am honored to be in this group!!