Thursday, June 30, 2016

OLS28- Details

Well it's that time of the month where we highlight some of the cards that caught our eye in the amazing STENCIL gallery. 

I hope all the stenciled, one-layer cards in the gallery will inspire you as much as they did me.
Thanks so very much to all our friends and followers that took some time out to play along and for sharing your creativity here with us at OLS.

We've chosen a few cards to highlight that really caught our attention - we love the little details that make each card special and we so appreciate that everyone played along!
Remember to add our blog badge for those of you whose cards have been featured here.

 Hope you can join us back here on July 1st for our next challenge.

Karen's Details

Mac Mable created this wonderful, warm, rich looking card that I just loved...great cas technique too.

Karola used a stencil to create a great watery looking background for this ship image that caught my eye. 
 Greta's card has a lovely, soft elegance to it that works so well for a one-layer card.

Ardyth's Details:

Tilting the stencil gives Carol's card an added lift!

Rahmat's use of just part of the stencil gives this card a moden, edgy feel!

Karola's dramatic colours make this a real eye-catcher!

Heather's Details

Jane's die-cut stencil is the perfect background for her cute post box.

Kathy achieved a warm textured look on her coffee cup by adding glitter to her transparent paste.

Karen's fading stencilled lines look like they are actually waving in the breeze.

Susan's Details

Ma-Mi used bright blue and red for a strikingly fun card. I particularly like the fade of red...makes me think of the afterglow of a big flash!

Cornelia's use of the large coffee stencil under the row of colorful coffee cups is fun and clever.

Anita's cool color scheme and white embossing work great together. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Welcome to the OLS Challenge for June.
Karen here as hostess this month.

This month, I am challenging you to make a one-layer card using a 


It is very easy to add a stenciled background or just a hint of a stenciled area on your card.  
I opted to add just an area around my stamped image using drywall tape as my stencil.  Super easy to do.

If you don't own any stencils, then try die cutting some shapes and use the negative cut as your stencil.  If you cut it using a piece of the packaging that your stamps come with, you will be able to use it again and again.  Or try paper punches or fussy cut a shape.  There are many possibilities.  
Hope you can play along!

OLS28 Rules:

1.  A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half.  No other layers of
     paper allowed. 
2.  Make a card using a stencil somewhere on it.  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 your OLS28 post and not to your blog's main page.
     That way, we will be sure to see your beautiful creation!
4.  The deadline is midnight EST on June 24th.
5.   The most important rule of all:  HAVE FUN!