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!
February 16th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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February 16th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Yvonne, your inlinkz did not work – can you please try again or email me so I can help you with it? Thanks, Allison
February 16th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
YAY, I just bought a stamp set that is nothing but wings of all sorts.
February 16th, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Yvonne, thanks for being a VCMP hostess. I thought the mailing label technique was really interesting – I’ve never heard of doing that before, but the results look cool. I’ll be posting my card soon!
February 16th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
I love the label technique – I’ve got to try that – it does look like crackle and I have a lot of embossing powder to use!
February 16th, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Oooo, wings. I love butterflies so I will use them on my card.
February 16th, 2013 at 2:29 pm
What a fantastic challenge! I LOVE things with wings! Now to decide what I should make. What a fun technique that sounds like using a mailing label. I can’t wait to try that!
February 16th, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Great cards! I’ve never heard of the technique you described in your second card description so I just may have to try that out. Thanks so much for the challenge!
February 16th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
looks like fun – I will be back to play – I have a birdie stamp that has never been inked – surprise surprise
February 16th, 2013 at 3:11 pm
What a fun challenge to play along with. 🙂 I love searching through my stamps to see what would be fun to use. I love your science experiment! It looks like it might be fun to try!
February 16th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
If it has wings, I LOVE it! That owl is close to steampunk 🙂
Thanks for playing along.
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net
February 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm
Oh this looks like a fun challenge — thanks for the tip on the label technique. I have a couple of wingy things that need some ink. 🙂
Thanks for hosting this challenge.
February 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm
Such a sweet owl card. The framing of the owl makes it look likes it’s in a picture box. The fall, warm colors and the owl image produce a relaxing feeling. Thanks for blogging today!
February 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
What a wonderful challenge! I love that owl, the way you distressed the paper and around the owl. I am not so good with the coloring and that is a great idea. Thanks for hosting this challenge!
February 16th, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Your cards are lovely – really like the owl card and those sparkly butterflies. Thanks for sponsoring such a fun challenge!
February 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Love this challenge!
February 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Great challenge! I have lots of winged things stamps to use. I definitely will have to try the label technique…why didn’t I think of using those sticky things before?! I have tons of them!
February 16th, 2013 at 4:53 pm
I love that Owl stamp! The colors your chose to go with it are beautiful!
February 16th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
Thanks so much for hosting a challenge!
February 16th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Thanks very much for hosting this fun challenge. Now to decide which stamp that I have that fits the challenge to use.
February 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
Thanks for hosting today and for your blog candy. I want to try out the mailing label embossing technique you shared. Nice effect adding an interesting texture and contrast for your ‘wings’.
February 16th, 2013 at 8:28 pm
I like how you framed the owl in orange and then picked it up again in the distressing and twine. It really makes the design cohesive.
I have a lot of ‘winged things’ in my collection and my first instinct was to grab for one of my bird or butterflies but then I realized that planes have wings too. 🙂 Thanks for hosting this fun challenge today!
February 17th, 2013 at 4:25 am
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February 17th, 2013 at 5:38 am
Thanks for sharing a new idea. never thought of using the sticky part of a label to emboss…will have to give it a try. Love winged things did a set of 6 fairy cards for this challenge.
February 17th, 2013 at 8:08 am
Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, and your owl card is so pretty! I love the orange and white twine! I never heard of that address label technique before, but it really does look awesome! TFS that with us!
Please don’t add my name for the blog candy – I already have more stamps than I can use 🙂
February 17th, 2013 at 9:45 am
Great challenge! Two super nice cards…I heart owls so your first really tugged at me…love the share on the second…I am gonna add that to my long list of things to try…Thanks for hosting!
February 17th, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Lovely cards – and I just picked up the Jan. Craft Stamper (love that magazine) so I’ll have to look into that technique you metioned.
February 17th, 2013 at 4:52 pm
I really like the owl & am anxious to try the address label technique-sure a unique look.
February 17th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
I’m away from my craft area this weekend, but am checking in on the VCMP participants and getting such good ideas. Thanks for the new technique with the mailing labels. I always have a lot of those lying around and plan to try this when I get home. Love the owl! You’ve got some good stuff going on.
February 17th, 2013 at 8:02 pm
What a great challenge, sooooo many possibilities ! Thank you for hostessing =)
February 17th, 2013 at 9:45 pm
Thank you for this terrific challenge. Love the theme you picked.
February 18th, 2013 at 6:05 am
Great challenge and I like your cards. Thanks for the mailing label technique too.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
February 18th, 2013 at 9:07 am
Thanks for hosting this great challenge. I’ve never seen the mailing label technique and I’m anxious to try it.
February 18th, 2013 at 9:45 pm
This was really neat. Loved It
February 19th, 2013 at 6:19 pm
Thanks for hosting. Great idea with the label, will have to try that. Love your card.
February 20th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
I will have to try the label thingy. 🙂
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
February 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 am
This was the first time I joined OWH challenges it took me some tie but I loved it.Thanks for hosting.
February 24th, 2013 at 2:10 pm
Your owl card is just beautiful. I love the gold mat with the subtle addition of the matching twine. Thanks for the mailing label idea! Really a great effect to the project!
February 24th, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Hi, So excited to know who won the blog candy?! Who was it?
February 24th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
It was Nancy K (brujahrose.blogspot.com)! I’m shipping the stamps off to her tomorrow. Thanks for participating in the party! I hope you had fun–I got a real kick out of it! –Yvonne
February 25th, 2013 at 9:31 am
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