OLW 97 Line Up

I am challenging you to use lines on your one layer card this week. Straight lines, zig-zags or curves, just as long as they are obviously lines.

I created a set of little note cards each stamped in a single colour. The masculine one is full of lines.

When the idea for this little set popped into my mind I thought it would be so simple. But as it turned out, even with my new gridded acrylic block some of these little note cards took 3 or 4 attempts. Even though my lacey note cards are less linear I have still stamped a line or two of lace so I think they scrape in for the challenge too. To see a couple more pretty note card sets visit the Penny Black Blog today.


Stamps: Puzzle PartsLace DelightFlourish Thank YouSpecial TimeRound & Round , Free Flight. (PB)
Ink: Memento Elderberry, Tangelo, Bahama Blue, Rhubarb Stalk (Tsukineko)

OLW97 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of card stock allowed.

2. Make a card featuring lines of some sort.

3. Post your card online somewhere and link back to it using the InLinkz tool on the sidebar of Simplicity. If posting to your blog, please link to your OLW blog post, not just the main page of your blog.

4. Have fun getting in line!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Puzzle Parts

Today I have a card featuring new stamps from Penny Black. If you visit the Penny Black blog you can find several days of posts showcasing  new releases.

This card is very simple as the clever patterns in the transparent Puzzle Parts set make it  easy to create elegant backgrounds and borders. I always like navy and white as they remind me of Delft china but I am looking forward to trying all kinds of colour schemes with these stamps. The sentiment is from the new set, Word Express, which has over fifty stamps to combine for a personal greeting.

May your day be simple and elegant.


Stamps: Puzzle PartsWord Express (PB)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk Tsukineko)