Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party – Chevron Challenge


  • Stamp – Stampendous “Flower Fields”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels One”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “PBJ” collection – “Hip Fab” and “Picnic Basket”
  • Bling – Queen and Company “Twinkle Goosebumps”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder
  • Ranger Distress Ink markers

I made this card for the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party that is in progress for the President’s Day weekend. The first challenge over at Scrappin’ Intervention, is the make a card featuring a chevron pattern. I had a number of choices in my stash, but this Basic Grey paper caught my eye. I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder and then used a waterbrush and my Distress markers to color the flowers and leaves. Thanks for visiting today.

President’s Day VCMP – Things With Wings


I hope you’re enjoying the Operation Write Home President’s Day Weekend Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP). Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card featuring something with wings! There are lots of possibilities there! Please make a card featuring Things with Wings and post it in the InLinkz below!

Now for my offerings:


  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Sleepy Owl”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Hunt and Gather” paper pad
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Design Inc. – Tangerine
  • Gems – Darice – Earth tones
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Dried Marigold, Dried Sage, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Kraft paper

This card features an owl-y thing with wings! I added color to the edges of the image and the patterned paper with Distress Inks. I kind of made this sketch up, but I’m sure it is similar to many others! The card features baker’s twine and the sparkle of some “gems” for a little visual interest and that’s it!

And another, that includes a little science experiment!


  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Sweet Butterflies”
  • Avery mailing label
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black embossing powder
  • Edger punch – Martha Stewart “Garden Rail”

I used a technique I learned in the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine for this card. Basically, you take a mailing label, peel off the backing, apply embossing powder on the sticky side and heat emboss. It makes an interesting, crackle background. It is a quick and easy technique that is pretty unexpected. Then I cut out the butterfly images that I stamped and colored with Ranger Distress markers. I put all the pieces together and had a card! Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy the party! This link will get you back to the VCMP’s master thread.


And if you’d like to try for a little blog candy, please leave a comment and a random winner will be selected on Tuesday! You could win these stamps to help you create more Things with Wings!