Sunday, November 30, 2014

More Basic Grey Lucille Cards

I have a couple more cards from the Basic Grey Lucille paper to share today.

Sketch #129 uses three strips of coordinating paper. It would probably work better if the papers were a little less busy than the three I used here. The heart is made of chipboard that I covered with a bit of paper from this pad.

Sketch #129

This card is based on Operation Write Home sketch #147. The sentiment is from Riley and Co.
Sketch #147

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Love Cards in Subtle Colors

Made using My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing Tangerine paper.  I thought I'd seem the last of this paper, but I came up with enough pieces to make 3 more cards. I'm still working my way through the nearly 250 sketches on the Operation Write Home (OWH) website.

Sketch #145 is simple and balanced. 

Sketch #145

Sketch #208 is a great way to use up smaller pieces of paper. The sentiment stickers were from a set sold to coordinate with the paper.

Sketch #208

Sketch #221 is my attempt at making a more masculine card from this paper.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Year Round. 

Sketch #221

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You Rock!

This card features a guitar stamp from Inkadinkado, a "you rock" stamp from Paper Smooches and some very cool green and black leopard paper.

The sketch is Operation Write Home #233.

Sketch #233


Sunday, November 23, 2014

More Washi Love!

I'm having so much fun making cards with this blue and yellow washi tape from My Mind's Eye.

The first card uses rocket and star stamps from My Mind's Eye and a sentiment stamp from Inkadinkadoo. The sketch is OWH #108.

Operation Write Home Sketch #108

The next card uses sketch #122. The stamp is called "Huggy Kissy Love" and is made by Rubber Stampede. 

Operation Write Home Sketch #122

The final card uses the latest sketch (243) from Operation Write Home. I used stamps from Hero Arts, Hambo Stamps and There She Goes Stamps. 

Operation Write Home Sketch #243

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Kisses

Posting one card today. The Mid-month throwdown for November at Operation Write Home is to make winter themed love cards.

This card uses paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. The sentiment is from a stamp by My Favorite Things.

I used OWH sketch #48.

Operation Write Home #48

Monday, November 10, 2014

Washi Love

I've been making cards using a set of My Minds Eye washi tape that I found at Marshall's.

The focus with these cards was to make love cards using sketches from Operation Write Home. 

I made several hearts by covering a piece of white cardstock with washi tape and then using the Stampin' Up heart punch. 

Sketch #71 uses washi tape for the little stripe across the middle and for the heart.

OWH Sketch #71

Sketch #102 uses washi tape for the three stripes and for the heart. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

OWH Sketch #102

For sketch #143 I used washi tape to make the diagonal stripes. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  
OWH Sketch #143

Sketch #242 is the latest OWH sketch. Washi tape was a great fit for this sketch. It looked more like a birthday card than a love card, so I stamped it with a "celebrate" stamp from Paper Smooches. It still looked like it needed a little something, so I added little yellow candy dots from Stampin' Up.

OWH Sketch #242


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Black, Grey and Green Cards

I'm posting several cards I made using a pad of paper from Kaisercraft. It is called "Chapter One"

I tried to use Operation Write Home sketches as much as possible. I am getting closer to my goal of using each OWH sketch at least once.

Sketch #4 was puzzling at first. I though the ribbon at the top would be bulky. So I used a scallop sticker instead. Problem solved.
OWH #4

Sketch #32 features a stamp from Kaisercraft. I used distress ink in Soot for the edges of the paper the sentiment is on.

OWH #32

Sketch #151 is a good way of using up paper when you have 2" and 3" strips. I made a couple variations. 

Sketch #162 didn't appeal at first. The black and white dotted paper didn't appear much at first either. But this one worked out well enough that I would make it again. The sentiment is from Studio G.

OWH #162

Sketch #205 is based on the variation posed on Airbourne Wife's blog. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

OWH #205

Sketch #212 is a winner. I used it once and then I was hooked!  I use the banner punch from Stampin' Up. It works perfectly.

OWH #212

Sketch #219 was challenging for some reason. I was happy with the result. 

OWH #219

At first glance Sketch #222 seemed easy. But I can get hung up easily on making sure the two types of paper are balanced and with many pairs one print dominated. I finally settled on this combination and was pleased with the result.
OWH #222

Sketch #223 looks like a nice way to use some of the larger prints than can easily dominate a small card. I used the Martha Stewart button punch to make a matching embellishment.
Sketch #237 uses a stamp from Close To My Heart