Monday, 20 May 2013

OLW 140 Borders

Happy Monday everyone - well, after a great weekend weather wise it's certainly changed today; overcast and chilly with the forecast of worst to come!

I spied this challenge over on another blog - it's not one I've entered before but thought I'd give it a go this week.

It's run by the incredibly talented Heather of Bits & Pieces and called OLW or One Layer Wednesday and she's asking us to make or stamp a border on your one layer card. You can use stamps designed for creating a border or you can create a border with any stamps.


For my card I masked off a border area on a 6" square card blank and then I've used all Clearly Besotted stamps - Leafy Accents and Happy Days.  I've used Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves for the ink and used 1st and 2nd generation stamping.  I then lightly sponged along each edge.  The two part sentiment was stamped in the same ink.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the trouble to leave comments.


  1. I love the colours you've used for this interesting single layer card - very effective

  2. stunning I am so jealous of your CAS cards
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. gorgeous card Karen, love what you have done with stamps and ink, looks so classy

  4. Really beautiful, great colors!

  5. Fabulous, Karen ... love that you've created one layer dimension with the stamping off and spongeing! Anita :)

  6. Very pretty. The colours and dimension in your leaves are beautiful.

  7. This is beautiful; I love all the overlapping leaves and colours blending together.
    Heather T

  8. Lovely card-i love your colour choices-your border is so pretty :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  9. Absolutely beautiful Karen, love the stamps and the colour way. Guess what, it's not miserable here:)
    Val x

    1. Hmmmm...jammy devil! lol Hope you're having a great time.

      Karen x

  10. This is the most beautiful border, it looks like a print on a fabric, great job done :) love it

  11. Wonderful design and I love the effect you have achieved with the Kaleidescope ink. Love these cherry blossoms on your blog too!!!

  12. things sell out every day cannot keep up with it lol
    Hugs and hope your well
    Kate xx

  13. Very pretty border pattern Karen lovely colours


  14. You have done Heather up proud with all this amazing masking and stamping, Karendipity! Your handmade DSP is incredible! A company should buy that and print it up for the rest of us!! xxoo Dippy

  15. Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog! I don't know why but you have not commented on my blog hop post at all but an ATSM post from two weeks ago so there wans of course no blog hop list in that one. :) Would you mind visiting my blog again, here's the link for the blog hop post:

    Hugs, Nonni

  16. Thanks Karen for letting me know there was a problem with the link! I left a comment to Caz and I'm sure she will fix it when she has the time. Thanks so much and have a great week!

  17. Karen, this card is incredible!! I must remember to pin it - you are a very talented lady :) xxx


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