Saturday, 11 May 2013

OLW139 - 3x3


This week's One Layer Wednesday  challenge is hosted by Cheryl. The challenge is to make a card that measures 3x3.  I never make cards this size. And I never make tags. And from time to time, as I'm rushing out of the house with a hostess gift, but no tag or at Christmas when I use (gasp!) store-bought tags, I wish I did.

They are perfect for showing off smaller images, like this little panel from Magenta that I got years ago. (When I use it on a regular sized card, I usually repeat it, like I did here).  I love the intensity of the colour here but you could really colour the tulips any colour you like. Not sure where that sentiment came from, but I thought it was the right scale for the card.

You can see that there is still a little bit of warp in the card after I heat embossed - that will relax over time and it will be perfectly flat. I hope.

20 comments:

Gabby said...

Lovely little card w/pretty tulips. :)

Hannelie said...

Lovely. Love the bright colors. Small, less than 8cm in my language... I find that a real challenge to go so small. You made it look JUST right!

wienerhoneymooners said...

You really have the colors down on this one... spot on

I just did a card I think you will likey too!

Have a great weekend Ardyth!

karen m said...

Your card is just gorgeous - I love the colors and the bit of sparkle on your flowers:) Happy mothers day for sunday xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Lovely image, Ardyth, perfectly in scale with the 3x3 card. The colours and sheen are so striking! Anita :)

Lynn said...

I rarely make tags...I seem to struggle with them a ton. I love this card...the coloring and the touch of shimmer is amazing.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous, vibrant card, Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this Ardyth! The touch of shimmer is amazing. With cards like this who needs a tag. ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun! Those bright colors make this totally appealing~

Dotty Jo said...

So bright and cheery, beautiful! Jo x

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Darnell J Knauss said...

You are the master of these stained glass type coloring, Ardy! I say it every time, but it takes my breath away every time!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous glitter tulips!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card...those tulips are stunning. You are so gifted and I always look forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Jackie said...

Loving this one soooo much! The colors are really vibrant!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card -what a great technique,it really does look like stained glass and you would never know it is only one layer !Your chunky sentiment fits perfectly too :)
Nessa xx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Didn't know which card to comment on - all of your designs are wonderful! Very inspiring to come here!

Susan said...

LOVE the bright happy colors...and the sentiment is just perfect with it. Knowing how much you love glitter, you really need to check out the glitter brushes that I recently got....awesome glitter applicator!!

Cheryl said...

Ardyth, Your card is awesome! I love the bright colors and sparkle!

Jenny said...

So pretty and colourful, I love the smaller cards too for using the smaller images in stamp sets :0)
Jenny x