OLW Stars and Stripes

Susan’s challenge for One Layer Wednesday this week is to use stars and stripes, very appropriate for a July 4th challenge.  I did not choose to make my card in red, white and blue however; I went for some bright sunny yellow stars.

I realized after I had finished that this almost exactly the layout I used for my last OLW card; sorry for the lack of variety. This simple three star card took three attempts to complete as I smudged yellow ink outside the star on the first two cards. Sigh. Other than that little hitch it was a very straightforward card. I punched the stars out of a post it note to make the mask. I then sponged yellow first, added a straight mask, sponged orange, repositioned the mask and so on.

Hope your week is sunny.


Stamps: Sweet Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Daffodil, Cantaloupe, Tangelo & Potter’s Clay (Tsukineko)


6 Comments on “OLW Stars and Stripes”

  1. Ardyth says:

    Love your bright stars that incorporate the stripes right into them! Clever!

  2. Nyoka Smith says:

    Heather, I just recently found your blog, ( through Pinterest) I have to say, your cards are true works of art!.. Anyone can grab a handful of stamps and some paper to make a card, but you take it to the next level and truly CREATE! I love your tutorials and I hope to try my hand at some of the techniques that you taught in them. Keep up the beautiful work!! God bless!

  3. Isn’t it so frustrating a simple one layer takes 3 tries! Been there done that! Your 3rd attempt ROCKS!!! Thanks for the directions on how to — You did a fabulous job once again!! 🙂

  4. Lindsey says:

    I’m with Vicki — this card ROCKS! (I’m glad I read her comment; I was having trouble coming up with the right accolade. I think she nailed it.) The fact that you sponged those incredibly straight lines of colour — wow.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Heather, I like your sunny color combination. I can’t believe the stripes were applied with a sponge! Simply amazing…

  6. Gabby says:

    I missed this card in the OLW gallery. I love the sunny stars! 🙂

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