Sunday, April 15, 2012

More OLW85 and Some OLW News

The OLW85 Challenge is to make a one-layer card sans sentiment. It is open until midnight Tuesday (EDST), so there's still time to play! You can link to your card using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

Also, starting with the first Wednesday in May, we're going to resume weekly OLW challenges. Cross our hearts and pinky promise!

I made a whole set of cards on which there was no place for a sentiment. Where would you put a sentiment on these, truly?

I was just playing around with the idea of a neutral plus a pop of color (you'll see a couple more cards with this color idea in the coming days), and Modern Basics (by Papertrey) happened to be on my desk. This layout exploits the "sweet spot" in the lower right third of the card...that design spot that really draws the eye and is perfect for a focal point.

We won't talk about what my English major mind made of these once I'd finished them. *wink*

stamps: Papertrey Ink Modern Basics
ink: Memento London Fog, Tangelo, Daffodil, Pear Tart; SU Cool Caribbean
paper: PTI white
accessories: rhinestones


  1. And they are just LUSH! Who needs a sentiment? They make ideal note cards


  2. Beautiful cards!! No sentiment needed. :)

  3. I love "no sentiment" cards! But you could possibly add a sentiment on a very narrow strip of card stock along the stem. Or just stamp it along the stem. Or not. They are stunning just as they are!

  4. You always make "simple" seem so elegant. I like 'em just the way they are.

  5. Nice design. Great set of cards. Some cards ar nice enough to "stand alone" and don't need a sentiment ... like these. :)

  6. Love these - especially the pear tart (I think) with the grey! And I had no vision of what these could be until you pointed it out - now I have a hard time seeing anything else! (In accounting having an imagination can be a bad thing! LOL!)

  7. These are great. I think I would put the sentiment inside and leave your card front just like it is.

  8. I think these are totally modern and fun! No sentiment needed!

  9. Stopping by your blog for the first time today. Such CAS masterpieces. As for your question, what goes with gray. I'd sail you nailed it with this set of cards. How modern/retro are these!


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