Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

OWH – Midweek Throwdown – Red, White, Blue & Kraft


  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Live Life” set
  • Embossing Folder – from Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile” set
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Peppermint”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is another card for my OWH box, which I should send off pretty soon. I made it for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge this week to use a red, white, blue and Kraft color scheme on a card. I created a simple design with some a little bit of texture to enhance it. I like the contrast you get with this color scheme. Didn’t get it posted in time for the 4th! Have a great day!


Freshly Made #93 – Sleeping Kitty


  • Stamp – Magenta “Sleeping Cat”
  • Background – made with Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts – layers of acrylic paint with impressions from: Stencil Girl “Damask Waves 6” and Crafter’s Workshop “Basketweave” template
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves
  • Acrylic Paints and Ranger Distress Paint (Brushed Pewter)

I made this card using a background/monoprint I created with my Gelli Plate. This particular background consists of three separate runs to get the layers of color I wanted. Each print run used a different color(s) of paint and different imagery. I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #93 as inspiration for the layout of this card. Because I’ve been demonstrating mono-printing with the Gelli Plate at a local art and craft studio, I have lots of backgrounds to work with! You may see more soon. I blended some Distress Ink onto the cat image to avoid the stark white paper I had stamped it on. It worked better visually with the background that way. Thanks for visiting.