Monthly Archives: August 2012

365 Cards – Day 183 – Pick-A-Pattern/OWH Masculine Challenge

  • Stamp – KaiserCraft “TigerLily”
  • Die cut – Made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Two”
  • Patterned papers – Studio Calico “Classic Calico Collection” (houndstooth) and Echo Park Paper “Dots & Stripes” 6 X 6″ pad (polka dots)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Corner punch – Marvy Uchida

This is another masculine designed card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Masculine Challenge. I distressed the edges of the papers with Ranger Distress Inks and used browns and deep reds for the color pallet. This card also is in response to the 365 cards Day 183 Challenge – Pick-A-Pattern. I chose houndstooth and polka dots for my two patterns to combine. I made up the “sketch” as I went on this one! Thanks for visiting!

I was chosen to be a Spotlight Designer on 365 Cards for this card! Cool!

Mojo Monday Sketch #256 – Iris

  • Stamps – JustRite “Botanical Medallions & Banners”
  • Die cut – made with JustRite (Spellbinders) “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Silver Valley” – 6 X 6″ pad
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix “Damask and Regal Flourishes” Texture Fades
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Pearls made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen – Silver Chrome

This card features stamped images from JustRite and the nifty dies that match the stamps (or vice versa!). I stamped both the irises and the frame with this set. I colored the irises with Copic markers, popped them up with dimensional adhesive, and accented the frame with pearls made with my handy dandy silver pearl pen. Pearl pens are my favorite supply right now!  The sketch is this week’s from Mojo Monday Sketch #256. The card base is metallic silver from Bazzill, which sets off the silver in the patterned paper and the pearls. Thanks for visiting.


365 Cards – Day 182 – Textured Leaf

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Leaves” clear mini set
  • Textured cardstock – Bazzill Two Scoops “Orange Sorbet”
  • Patterned paper – 7Gypsies “Antiquaries Postale Collection: Parcel” and Echo Park Paper – “Dots & Stripes”
  • Rhinestones – from Queen and Company “Halloween” Rhinestone Trios
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I combined a couple of challenges to make this card. I stamped this leaf on textured paper, which can be kind of tricky if you have much detail in your stamp. Stamping on texture is the Day 182 challenge at 365 Cards. I wanted to put together a card that could be considered masculine, and general in theme, for Operation Write Home. All occasion cards are always needed and this one could be used for a variety of reasons. The OWH Midweek Throwdown this week is to make “masculine” cards, so hopefully the little bit of bling is downplayed enough! Thanks for stopping by!

CDAC Progressive Challenge – Surf’s Up

  • Digital image – Tiffany Doodles
  • Stamp – Hero Arts
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Sun Kissed Stripe”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sandpaper

I made this card with the first image in this round of the Crafter’s Digital Art Center’s Progressive Challenge. The digital “stamp” was created by Tiffany Doodles, and I colored it with Copic markers and added some sandpaper for the sand. Just a fun card that will be shipped off to OWH so that a soldier can send a bright “hello” to someone. Thanks for visiting.

365 Cards – Day 180 – Stand-out Stripes

  • Die Cuts – Made with Memory Box “Cherry Blossom” die set and Just Rite Custom Dies (Spellbinders) “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Embossing folder – Stampin’ Up “Textured Impressions Stripes”
  • Border Punch – Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park Paper “Dots & Stripes” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features stripes on both the paper and the embossing folder. The Day 180 challenge at 365 Cards is to create a card with stripes. The color combination is not one that I would have normally chosen, but it is bright, cheery, and what I had in my on-the-road stash. I used some new dies for this card. The Memory Box floral set has the flower and two centers to build flowers in a variety of colors. The label die is also new to me and I look forward to using a Just Rite stamp set that fits in this die set as well. Too much fun! I’m trying to make quite a few general cards for OWH, so they can be used for any occasion, so this will be handy for that. Thanks for visiting today.

CPS Sketch #280 – Dreamy Floral

  • Stamp – Penny Black “Dreamy”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Out of Print” collection (6 X 6″ pad)
  • Cardstock – WorldWin
  • Black rickrack
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Detail Black”

I made this 6 X 6″ square card using inspiration from CPS Sketch #280. I heat embossed the flower with detail black embossing powder to create a crisp, shiny image. I repeated the black in some of the accent papers to pull the card together. Thanks for stopping by today.

Clean and Simple Stamping – Sketch 205 – I Miss You

  • Embossing folder – Couture Creations’ Romantique Collection: “Breeze”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts OWH set “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned paper – Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker collection “Tea Party Stripes”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Detail White”

This is a clean and simple card featuring a new embossing folder I just found. This sketch is Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch #205, and I was pleased the sketch seemed perfect for this folder design. The sentiment is heat embossed in white and will be another good one for my Operation Write Home box. Thanks for visiting.

Freshly Made Sketches #49 – Just Because

  • Stamps – Basic Grey “Curio Bitsy ” clear set and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Punch – EK Success “Flower Power” Paper Shaper punch
  • Pearl Pen – Viva Decor – Black (centers of flowers)
  • Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Beautiful Moments” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I really like square cards, so this sketch caught my eye. It is Freshly Made Sketches #49. I combined stamped images with punched flowers to make the border images. The flower centers are made with black Pearl Pen, which is one of my new obsessions. This will be a perfect OWH card for a Hero who just wants to send a card for no particular reason. Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas – Oregon State Fair – 2nd Place Winner

  • Stamp – Penny Black “Christmas Text”
  • Patterned papers – Melissa Frances “Kisses Under the Holly” and Basic Grey “Jovial: Crushed Velvet”
  • Gems – Memory Box “Berry Pearls”
  • Distress Inks
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “Garden Rail”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card with the central focus being on the Christmas greens featured on this Penny Black stamp. I applied Distress inks in greens and reds to the edge of the stamped image and added the pearls as accents. This card won second place at the Oregon State Fair this summer. Thanks for stopping by.

Unscripted Sketches #172 – Flying By

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn, “Flying By”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Reunion”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Cardstock trim – Bazzill “Raven Half the Edge”
  • Twine

I went to Unscripted Sketches for inspiration for this card. This is Unscripted Sketches Sketch #172 featuring the Lawn Fawn “Flying By” paper airplane stamp set, which is very fun. I stamped the airplanes on patterned papers and cut them out and mounted them with dimensional adhesive on the card front, also popping up the sentiment. I used the sketch and the Piggyback color challenge also featured for this week’s challenge. Enjoy your day and please stop by again soon.