Monday 9 July 2012

Notably Ornate thank you

It's always so much fun playing along with One Layer Wednesday but I'm only just getting round to Wednesday's challenge today! It's Susan's turn to host and the theme is 'At least one star and at least one stripe'. There are lots of patriotic entries celebrating last week's American Independence Day but, since it's Masculine Monday here, I decided to go for a useful male thank you. Come and see:

This is such a quick card. I started with the notepaper - picking it out of the frame stamp with a Marina Mist marker, huffing on the stamp and stamping it on the edge of my card front. The sentiment was stamped over the top and the stars added.

Here's a close up. Making a simple collage by stamping images over each other is one of my favourite things to do. I created a little bit of interest by stamping one of the Itty Bitty stars onto watercolour paper and cutting it out with sharp paper snips before popping it up over the larger star. I used the water colour paper because (despite its name) it's really thick and has a lovely chipboard feel.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Notably Ornate, Thank You Kindly, Season of Joy, Itty Bitty Bits
Ink: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Card stockNaturals Ivory, scrap of watercolour paper
Other: Markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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We were away in Tynemouth this weekend visiting my in-laws. My daughter and I nipped into Newcastle on Saturday afternoon for a little retail therapy and I was amused to see everyone sat around on deckchairs at the monument watching Wimbledon on one of those huge screens. We missed the mens final, as we were on the road, but got back in time to watch the presentation. It broke my heart to see Andy Murray struggling to keep his composure as he thanked his supporters.

Hope you're having a happy Monday. I shall be back tomorrow with something gold - hope to see you then!


  1. You always do CAS so well, Vicky. No exception your over stamping and such a great take on the challenge, too x
    I know what you mean about Andy Murray. He set me off when I saw how emotional he was...Bless him! x

  2. Fantastic one layer card! Really like the way you popped up that one star too.

  3. Hi Vicky - what a fun way to use that stamp ... just the lines. Brilliant!
    Cheers, Karen

  4. This is perfect! Also, reminds me that I totally forgot to make another "legal" card for OLW. Hmmm.

  5. Fab male thank you card Vicky! Love how you've inked up part of the framed stamp from notably ornate with your marker. I love your ideas!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. A perfect card for this challenge Vicky and clever use of the framed stamp...


  7. What a great CAS design Vicky, I love the sweet scattering of stars, a fab card for a guy!

  8. Fabulous CAS card Vicky, just perfect.

  9. Lovely card for a man. You could put any sentiment, couldn't you? I'll have to have another look at Notably Ornate.

  10. Love how you've picked the detail from this stamp to make it work for a male card. Hope you had a fun weekend!

  11. Super OLC! Glad you had a nice weekend. xxx

  12. Great CAS card Vicky love the over stamping. Wasn't it heartbreaking watching Andy in tears! That was some long drive for a weekend:)
    Val x

  13. Another great card, Vicky! Love how those little stars stamped - they look like they have texture.

  14. Ah yes poor Andy I nearly had a good cry with him myself!!! Love your gorgeous CAS card, impeccable stamping and design as always just don't know how you do it !


  15. Brilliant! great CAS card for the OLW challenge Vicky. I had a huge lump in my throat on Sunday AM was so upset, I wanted them both to win, how silly is that LOL !!Gay xxx

  16. Vicky, I love your take on the OLW Challenge this week. Very cute and clever. Thanks for playing along!

  17. I love the balance on this card. It's very well done - those wee yellow stars are perfectly placed.


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