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February 23, 2012

OLW 80 Two By Two Plus Masking

Since I lean towards clean and simple card-making, I enjoy OLW challenges.  Susan's challenge post says:  "This week's One-Layer Wednesday (a.k.a. OLW) Challenge is to use two colors, two images, and masking. Sentiments are optional but must be in one of the two colors, just to make the whole thing more diabolical, um, challenging."

Oy, yoy, yoy!  Diabolical Challenging is putting it mildly!  I made this card FIVE (5), five-holy-Toledo-I-can-do-this-I-will-do-this-five-frappe-times before I got it right.  Phew.  I need a drink moment.  Thanks, I'm good.  Susan, why I oughta ... I mean, my goodness, I only had to mask a square corner of the one stamp and I used my Stamp-a-ma-jigger and it was still a booger.  Well, actually, I masked both the images and the sentiment, because the two words "best wishes" are on one stamp, not two.  But for all my moaning, I really did enjoy the challenge and I love how the card turned out, if that's okay to say.  Someone very special will get this labor-of-love card:

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Paper:  Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  Michael's WS-095 550
               Stamp City X2696
               Penny Black 3657C Wishes
Ink and Markers:  Marvy Violet and Turquoise


Ardyth said...

Love the colours! I found this one really hard, too - mine will be posted tomorrow. The fourth one I made, due to smudges, bad masking, bad placement, etc, etc. The simplest looking cards are definitely the hardest to make!

Beryl K said...

This is fabulous, love the two colours. Certainly all the heartache was worth it
Beryl x

Unknown said...

I think 5 was the magic number :) Glad you stuck with it too. This turned out great.

Susie said...

Lovely card. Great design work.

Susan said...

Darnell...I struggled with this one too...messed up several cards before I got anything I could post! Love the colors you chose...and it's a lovely card!

Craftychris said...

It was worth all the stress and bother! Its gorgeous. Your post really made me laugh. Thank you for the welcome, It a pleasure to be following you. xx