Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pattern Play Day 4

This card was created using the "creasing, distressing, and sanding" technique to add a grid to patterned paper. After my first look at the video, I thought this would be difficult. But I pulled out my scoring tools and tried it anyway. I like it! I do not like the way the placement of the paper pieces ended up, but the truth is I was in a rush to see if I could put it together. I will take my time on my next card using this technique.
All patterned papers are scraps from my stash.
Sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Circle Punch: unknown
Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Sandpaper: Discovered in the back of a cluttered shelf in Hubby's garage

Pattern Play Day 3

This was a fun way to use one of my favorite 12x12 patterned papers on a card. This class is bringing out the best in my (limited) creative skills!

Designer Paper: Jubilee Pink and Teal Collage by K&Co
Digital Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Pink Cardstock: Bazzill
Heart Punch: unknown

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pattern Play Day 1 using OWH Sketch #164

Wow! I learned so much on this first day of class :) I have been creating cards using patterned papers for a couple of years and now I know some tips and tricks to make them even better.
This card uses sketch #164 from I have chosen one "large" pattern which I carefully trimmed to center the design. The reverse side of this designer paper is the "small" pattern of white dots-on-green. The "solid" lighter green is a scrap from my stash.

Designer Paper: "Butterfly Kisses" by Three Bugs in a Rug
Backgrond Paper: my stash
Button Brads: Hobby Lobby
Sentiment: Studio G
Black Ink: "Dragonfly Black" by ColorBox
Paper Trimmer: Fiskars

Sunday, March 10, 2013

26 Cards from one 6x6 Designer Paper Pad!

My intention was to create as many cards as possible until one paper pad was completely used up.
Here is the result! Not all cards are shown as a few were already sent to OWH. I followed the tutorial at the Operation Write Home site and it was so much fun!! It went pretty fast since I began with several matching card stock papers purchased using a scrap of the paper pad design to find the closest match. The embellishments/sentiments were ones on hand. I thought I was finished when I completed the cards with long strips of paper and "inchie" squares using leftover scraps (see far upper left)...then I found more of the paper on my ultra-messy desk and made the last card with Mr & Mrs Gnome (middle right).
You gotta try this!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

OWH Sketch #162

I can see a lot of uses for this simple sketch. I enjoy working with patterned paper and matching and/or contrasting card stock and this sketch is perfect for that. Normally, I would have layered each separate piece of paper onto another, but with all the colors here, decided it looked OK this way.

Flowered Pattern Paper (opposite side of paper is the plain yellow): my stash
(this came in a grab-bag of donated paper crafting items; glad I found a good use for it!)
Deep Red and Green CS: Bazzill
Sentiment Stamp: Hampton Art
Flower and Brad: my stash

ODBD March Challenge: Scallops

Here's one card made for two challenges. Our Daily Bread Designs and Doodle Pantry DPDC32.
As followers of my blog know, I just love the pre-colored digital images from Doodle Pantry. And this colorful parrot is definitely a favorite.
I also want to give ODBD a thankful shout-out for sponsoring a box of Operation Write Home cards sent to our deployed military for every 25 cards created for their challenge. Thanks so much for your continuing support.

Patterned Digital Paper, Image, and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Scallop die: Spellbinders
Yellow CS: Bazzill
Green ink (around sentiment): Studio G