Card Layout Challenge #257

Let’s do something clean and simple, AND one-layered, AND less than 10 minutes! Here is a one layered card that only uses two stamps and has two lines drawn by hand using a ruler, I suppose!  There will be a bit of masking as well.  The card is by Julie Smith from the Paper and Such blog.  I found the card on Pinterest, but was unable to find it on her blog.  The link is to the Splitcoast gallery.

To do this card, stamp the text on the lower part of the card.  Let dry before drawing a line above and below the text.  Mask this whole section, including the lines.   Stamp an image, vegetation seems to work well, but you decide. The image should go above and below the masked area.  This card is a sympathy card, but you may certainly use any text stamp.

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

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Layout #256 Participants

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Card Layout Challenge #256

Did you know that a number of our registered vendors and vendor sponsors have galleries on their websites with GORGEOUS card examples?  In addition to our OSA albums, get inspired by visiting their websites!

At Hanko Designs, I found a card made by one of our OSA members, Rosemary Lam.  She has had a few other card layouts featured on our challenge blog.  You will need Mizuhiki cording or something related to make the cording design on the card.  Here are Google images for making Mizuhiki paper cording knots.  There are other sources for you to learn:

Pinterest
YouTube

With respect to the card, notice there is a strip of washi paper down the middle and two layers on the cardstock. I am sure all of us have scraps of washi we could use for the card.  Please try to keep the basic design of the card when you create your own.  There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Layout #255 Participants

Wow! Take a look at these great cards!  These cards were created by members with what they had on hand, so not all cards were made like the example.

Card Layout Challenge #255

This week, I found a stunning card on Splitcoaststampers.  When I saw it, I immediately LOVED the die-cut shape in the middle.  The card is by Angela Maine.  I followed her link to her blog.  Angela’s blog is called From The Tool Shed. She included a tutorial on her blog for this card.  I don’t have a die-cut that shape, but with the tutorial, it looks easy enough to do.  The card also looks like it will lend itself well to create and oriental card!  I have linked her card to our website.

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Layout #254 Participants

Wonderful results with the One Sheet Wonder challenge!

Card Layout Challenge #254

Happy New Year!!!!!!  We are now starting our FIFTH year of challenges….I can’t believe it!  I am hoping to come up with 52 challenges this year, which will be made much easier if I get suggestions from you!  Email me your designs!

To help you along with the new year, this week’s challenge is to make many cards using one main sheet of design!  It’s called One Sheet Wonder Cards.  I am sure ALL of you have ONE favorite 12″ x 12″ paper you just love.  Well, how about using it to make many cards???  Here are a number of links with templates, tutorials, examples etc.  Depending on which template you decide to use, that will dictate how many cards you will be able to make. 

Get some of your RAKs done with this week’s challenge!!  Please take one picture showing all the cards you made. 

How to Make Them:

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

2013 in Review

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