OLS#9 Hip to be square

Hip to be square Heather Telford

Ardyth has a wonderful challenge happening on the One Layer Simplicity challenge blog this month. We have to use squares on our one layer cards. It can be one square or many squares; there are so many possibilities. I decided to mask and sponge my squares with a bit of a diagonal ombre thing happening. I taped around the edges of the large square with painters tape then cut two narrow strips and criss-crossed them in the middle. My sponging blends from yellow through orange to a burnt orange colour (listed below) and then I added a little pattern to each square by masking the other three squares and stamping. The patterns are from the transparent set, ‘Treemendous’ and they were perfect for this technique. I also used a sentiment from the same set which makes this a one layer, one stamp set and one colour scheme card, but that is not required for the challenge!

The challenge is to have fun with squares on a one layer card. Hope you’re inspired.


Stamps: Treemendous (PB)
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Morocco ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Neenah Avon Brilliant White 110lb cardstock


7 Comments on “OLS#9 Hip to be square”

  1. Gabby says:

    Nice CAS! Like your orange tone and yellow squares. Great patterns and nice stencil work. 🙂

  2. Really cool! A fab male card too! xxx

  3. What a great CAS card – very clever masking.

  4. Lindsey says:

    What perfect shading you achieved, Heather! Love the different subtle patterns you added, too.

  5. canadiancaroline says:

    Totally hip. Love your sunny colours and neat technique!

  6. Ksenija says:

    Heather, love your simple and bright card. Thank you for tutorial on emboss resist technique Pink & Grey, used it for my card

  7. Bettina says:

    Three words: simple, shiny, georgous!

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