Saturday, July 31, 2010

OLW 14 Square Outlines

As soon as I saw this week's challenge over at Simplicity's blog, I knew exactly which stamp I would use. It is my current favorite which I have used on several cards. The challenge was to make a square one layer card using an outline stamp.

This image is a fairly new one from Hero Arts...it is the wood mount one you can get at Michael's, which is slightly smaller than the clear set. I find the wood mount one is scaled porportionally better for A2 cards. Used my copics to color, and the image is from Amuse.

In a recent post, Susan at Simplicity talked about envelopes and how she uses common rectangular envelopes for her square cards...using the smaller dimension (minus 1/4") of the envelope rectangle as the square dimension of her card. What a "DUH" moment for me! That is brilliant! I like the look of square cards, but I don't like the additional postage stamp price of mailing them. So, this card is 4-1/4" square and I will mail it in an A2 (4-1/2" x 5-3/4") envelope. Problem solved! Thanks, Susan!


Thanks for peeking!

14 comments:

Pauline H. said...

Love this card. The simplicity is perfect. Must go back to that sometimes. TFS

Heather T said...

Your layout is so well done. The line of the flowers and the offset sentiment is lovely

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful card, the composition is perfect, love that stamp, may just have to have it:) xx

Kara said...

beautiful! i love that stamp and the orange you've used is just perfect:)

Banu said...

WOW..Beautiful Card. Loved the coloring.

Emily Leiphart said...

A stand-out card, Carol! You coloured the flowers beautifully!

Abounding Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Reading about envelopes at Susan's was a DUH!! moment for me too :o)

Michellem said...

SIGH - this is a lovely card!!

Patti said...

OMGosh Carol this is amazing! LOVE your focal image!

LaNell said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love that image and how you colored it. I've really enjoyed joining the Simplicity blog and making some fun note cards for gifts. Thanks Carol for turning me on to it and have loved looking at your cards.

Colleen said...

You've really outdone yourself this time! Your coloring is exquisite and the card amazing. You've really raised the bar for the rest of us.
Hugs,
Colleen

Susan said...

Have to say...I LOVE those flowers! Is that digi or a real stamp? I really thing I {{need}} it!! LOL!

Bahb said...

Oh RATS! Now I must break my resolution not to buy another stamp no matter what. Darned resolution was only 8 days old.

LOVE that card!

Jenny Gropp said...

Your coloring is gorgeous!!! OLC card--- so hard for me -- stunning stamp and coloring!