Saturday, April 9, 2011

OLW 48: A Sympathetic Challenge

Edited to add:   The second card in this post is very appropriate for the Week 10 Less is More Challenge:  Sentiment Focus.   A BIG THANKS to Bonnie for sending me over there!

It's been a loooooong time since my last post.  I've been busy.  Really busy.  Like a cross country move busy.   This morning I decided to take a break from unpacking the boxes that seem to multiply like rabbits every night.  I've gone to bed each night this week thinking, "job well done today, kiddo!", only to wake the next morning wondering if the never ending boxes will ever go away.  Well, they will.  One box, one day at a time.

So, what did I do on my break this morning??  The OLW challenge this week over at Simplicity's blog, of course!  The rules this week are:

This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is to make a sympathy card that does NOT include flowers or trees.
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Make a sympathy card that uses an image other than trees or flowers. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

I've made many olw sympathy cards in the past, but they all used flowers or trees.  The pet sympathy cards I've made in the past always seem  to have lots of layers, so I decided to see if I could come up with a pet sympathy card that was one layer.  Came up with 2.

The first card uses stamps from Viva Las Vegas, Printworks and Fiskars.

The stamps on the second card are by Cornish Heritage Farms and Wordsworth.

Which one is your favorite?   I started out excitedly with the paw prints/fluffy beds one, but ended up liking the deepest sympathy one best.

Thanks for peeking!


Joan B said...

this is so sweet and adorable. what a clever idea. I want to do this challenge now!

Susan said...

Carol, I think both cards are great...but the first one has my vote. Very simple..and the image is great!

You asked about the sentiment on my shells card. It's from PTIs Asian Fusion collection. I tend to use this collection of sentiments because they're laid out really well.



Debgem said...

Both cards are so different, but they are both great. I really like the first one it has a clean, simple image and lovely sentiment.

mustavcoffee said...

Hello carol, Great pet sympathy cards and yes the first is my favourite. Thank you so much for your lovely comments for my card. Hope your move will be a successful one, happy New House :0) xxx

Pauline said...

Carol I am so glad you posted before I left on my trip. I loved both of them but the first one was my favorite. Hope your unpacking is going smoothly. Having had many moves myself I can sympathise with you...."Where did all that stuff come from?" Hang in there

Colleen said...

WooHOOO! She's back!

Great job, gf! Both cards are great, but that first card just made me go awwwwwwwwww so it gets my vote.


Lisa A. said...

What wonderful pet sympathy cards!! I never think to do them, although I can think of two pet passings recently:(! They are both sweet, but I do like the crisp clean look and image of the first one with the single paw the sentiment on the second. One box at a'll get there:)!!

kingstonmama said...

I'm with the others. I really love your first one. Great image. It's simple and striking.

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are great! You might want to take the second one over to the Less is More blog. It's perfect for that challenge this week!

Erica said...

What a perfect image and the sentiment image font used is perfect.

massofhair said...

Well i'm a softie for pet cards and this one made my heart leap. Loving this one so very much. Stunning stunning card:-)

Mandi said...

Welcoem to Less is More Thank you to Bonnie too for directing you to us
I love them both, the first is my fav, albeit a sad occasion
I think the second would have been slightly better if the area with the sentiment had been masked, to make it easier to read
Only my humble opinion
Hope you will visit some other 'LIMette; entrants
Your work is a delight for us to see
Thank you Carol
Less is More

Jan said...

Welcome to LIM, I prefer the first one as it is more in keeping with a CAS card. Both lovely cards xx Jan

kissinia said...

Oh my! I love these cards!

Viv's Visuals said...

How good these are! The first one is so fitting in with the challenge - welcome to less is More.

Rita said...

I just just adore your cards. Hope you join us again next week. Hugs Rita xx

Chrissie said...

Two lovely cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at "Less is More". I hope you'll join us on a regular basis from now on!
"Less is More"

Lynn said...

Two lovely cards, but the first one is my favourite. Good Luck in your new home. Lynn x

Cheryl said...

What adorable cards! My fav is your dog card.

JeNjOy said...

Love both of these cards.
jenjoy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Definitely the first card for me. Brought a tear to my eye. Lx

Jenny said...

That's such a lovely thought, people mourn their pets as much as humans don't they. Love both cards but the sad doggy gets my vote.
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards. I like the second one because of the rhyme. x

Karen said...

oh my gosh - I LOVE both these cards although the dog one is SO great and unique.
You are very talented xxxx

Lynne said...

Although I prefer the first one, the second card made me quite emotional. Lovely verse.
Lynne xxx