Daily Archives: February 23, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Folded Mom Card

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  • Border stamp – from Inkadinkado “Maison Frames” set
  • Sentiment stamp – from Little Yellow Bicycle “Elegant” set
  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 – “Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection: Exquisite Motif” (both sides)
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals” and “Classic Ovals”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple “flap” card that is a little bit unusual for me. The left-hand flap is short and fits under the stamped oval to hold the card closed. It is a nice way to show off the pretty Graphic 45 paper–and I made another “Mom” card for Operation Write Home (OWH). I made this card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Fun Folds. Thanks for checking-in today.


OWH Mother’s Day – Butterfly Focal Point

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  • Image stamp – Stampington & Co. “Ledger Butterfly”
  • Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Couture: Tabaret”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots”
  • Ranger Distress markers
  • Watercolor paper

 

This is my first Mother’s Day card of the year for Operation Write Home (OWH). I like to make lots of Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home. I think it is especially important that they have a good supply to choose from. This week on OWH Stars and Stamps blog, we had another installment of OWH Design Bootcamp: Get to the Point: Creating a Strong Focal Point. The lesson was about creating a strong focal point on your cards. So using the information supplied in Paula’s lesson, I created this card with a strong focal point: the butterfly. Yes, another butterfly! The butterfly image is the largest element on the card; it is layered with a darker, contrasting color beneath it; and the watercolor technique used draws the eye in because of the textures and blended colors used. I applied ink directly to the rubber stamp with Ranger Distress Markers and then spritzed the inked stamp with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. Thanks for stopping by.