Saturday, October 31, 2015

OLS22, A Multitude of Gratitude

November (at least in the United States) is all about gratitude for harvest, for family, for food, for friends, for faith, for our many blessings. It's also the month before December, in which we receive holiday gifts for which we should send thank-you cards.


So this month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge is a Multitude of Gratitude: make thank-you or gratitude cards for any purpose or occasion. So you could make a bunch of Christmas-themed thank you card for your after-holiday needs! You are also free to go outside the box of standard or generic thank-you long as the theme is explicitly gratitude. For instance, my sample card today is a Christmas card with a verse of thanks on it.

My card uses Papertrey's Silent Night set in Memento Luxe Bahama blue and tuxedo black. A scattering of bling adds shine and interest, and two rounded corners enhance the feeling of movement. Simple!

OLS#22 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed!

2. Make a card of thanks/gratitude. 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 the specific OLS22 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 November 24.

5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

OLS21 - Details

Thanks for sharing your weather inspired cards here on One Layer Simplicity during October. There were quite a few snow inspired cards but rain, sun and wind all made an appearance too. The design team has chosen a few cards to feature here because their details impressed us and will no doubt impress you too!

Remember our new blog badge for those of you whose cards have been featured here.

Heather's Details

Kimberley showed us now to ground a stamped image perfectly but expressively by sponging an icy blue line behind it.

Lynn added interest to her three sunny images with subtle variations in colour and a bold sentiment.

Ardyth's Details

Shirley used perfect technique and colours to evoke a frosty atmosphere on this cool card!

Loli used a classic layout, classic image and classic quote for this CAS beauty!

Karen's Details 

 Mac posted this gorgeous card.  Love the way the white space around the leaf makes the image pop.

Jasleen added this sweet, happy card that would make anyone smile.  Great bkg. for adding a sentiment.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

OLS 21 - Whatever the weather

Whether the weather is cold,
Whether the weather is hot,
We'll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

Heather here for the October challenge. As the weather changes in both hemispheres this time of year we are going to feature weather elements on our one layer cards this month. Snow, rain, sunshine, rainbows, clouds, if it is weather related you can feature it on your one layer card this month. 

Rules for OLS#21 

1.  A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half.  No other layers of paper are allowed.
2.  Make a card by that relates to weather in some way.  
3.  Post your card on the internet somewhere and link it using the InLinkz button below.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog's main page, so we can easily find your entry.
4.  The deadline for linking up is midnight on  October 24.
5.  The most important rule is to have FUN!!