Thursday, April 28, 2016

OLS26 Details

As You Wish was a huge success. Seventy entries, and all amazing! 


Thanks so much to everyone who made the April One-Layer Simplicity Challenge so fun. The members of the DT have selected their favorite little details from the entries that caught their eye to spotlight in this post. After all, it's the little details that make clean-and-simple, one-layer cards special! 

If yours is one of our highlighted cards, grab this badge to display proudly on your blog!

Susan's Details

Sandie used a high-impact complementary color scheme and a perfectly-placed visual triangle to generate energy perfect for her theme.

Darnell spritzed her way to watercolor softness and then contrasted that with a crisp, clean sentiment and straight-line scoring. The effect is so pretty!


Karen's monochrome beauty has a sweet glittery heart that adds just the perfect subtle detail.

Kim's white embossing on the aqua cardstock is delightfully enhanced by monochromatic shading and shimmer from Wink of Stella.

Karen's Details

Poojo created such a pretty card using a stencil monoprint technique.

Maria F created this fun and happy the variation of colour in each circle.

Rahmat's card is so the layering and the fresh colours of Spring.

Melissa's card is the way she stenciled the flower and the strong, bright colours she achieved.

Heather's Details

I love the way Flo has used an intricate stamp but kept the design clean and vibrant with a wide white border.

Ksenija has masked her floral card to draw us in and suggest possibly a whole wreath of flowers. So clever.

Buffy's collage on a one layer card is so effective. She has left oodles of white space but her primary colour scheme is bold and eye catching

Ardyth's Details

Shirley's colourful feathers have a light and airy and definitely whimsical feeling!

Carol's use of black and white with small pops of colour makes this card crisp and beautiful!

Greta used sponging and heat embossing to add depth and dimension to her festively frosty one-layer card!

Friday, April 1, 2016

OLS26: As You Wish April

In the classic movie The Princess Bride, the hero Wesley responds to every request from his love interest Buttercup with the phrase, "As you wish."

We at the OLS challenge are Wesley to your Buttercup this month. Whatever you wish to make--as long as it's one layer of card stock--will work for April! You might make a one-layer card of any theme, any color scheme, any technique, any layout. OR you might make a one-layer tag, one-layer banner, one-layer wrapping paper, one-layer framed piece for your entry-hall wall....

Seriously. It's one layer of card stock: AS YOU WISH!

And if you could tie it into a theme or line from The Princess Bride, well, we'll be impressed! But that's not necessary.

Remember..."Aaaaassss youuuuuu wiiiiiiisssshhhh!"

I made a COUS...a Card of Unusual Size. It's 6.25" x 3.5" and fits into a ready-made envelope from Marco's Paper. The stamps are all from Papertrey, and the ink is Hero Arts orange soda, butter bar, and raspberry.  There's also a touch of yellow Stickles on the flames.

OLS26 Rules
  1.  A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed! For this challenge, you may make tags or any other paper long as it's one layer of card stock.
  2. Make whatever you wish! Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum. 
  3. Post your card somewhere on the internet and link to it using the InLinkz button below. If you link to your blog, please be sure to link to your OLS26 post, not to your blog's main page. That way, we will be sure to see your beautiful entry!
  4. The deadline is midnight EST on April 24th. 
  5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN STORMING THE CASTLE! (I crack myself up!)