Monday, April 14, 2014

Sketch # 220: Part 2

My first card using this sketch was not a masterpiece. So I made 4 more using only one sheet of double-sided DSP and I love the results. Sorry, but I forgot to check out who produced the patterned paper and now it's too late...

OWH Sketch # 220

This is different! The patterned paper is a scrap I had sitting on my desk waiting for the right card. Sketches are great as a starting point for card-making. I think this sketch would be a good one to use with a 6x6 designer paper pad. I would use contrasting paper instead of the ribbon used here. It looks a bit lumpy in person.

DSP: my stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Heart Dies: Impression Obsession              
Ribbon: Michaels

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

S & S Midweek Challenge: Masculine

My LSS had a one day super sale last week where I found this double-sided patterned paper for masculine cards. Perfect timing for this challenge!
The sentiment is raised with dimensionsls.

DSP: 'Lakeside Retreat' from the Trail Mix collection by BoBunny
Distressing ink: Chocolate by TPC Studio
Sentiment: Stampourri
Brad: my stash

Monday, April 7, 2014

ODBD April Challenge: Insects

When I realized that a butterfly is an insect, I was happy to enter this challenge at Operation Write Home.
When I completed creating my daughter-in-law's card for her first Mother's Day, I made this simple card with the leftover patterned paper. The wings are raised with dimensionals.
DSP: Perfect Petals from the Sweet Sentiments collection by Graphic 45
Die: Darla Butterfly by Memory Box

Our Daily Bread Designs: Insects
Bearly Mine Designs: Spring

S & S Midweek Challenge: Father's Day

My Mother's Day cards were more generic Mom cards so they can be used anytime. For Father's Day, I made these specific cards and will get them in the mail before the OWH deadline of April 30th.
The patterned papers including the images are from the Good Ol' Sport collection by Graphic 45, sentiment printed in MS Word using the Urdu Typesetting font. The flat green circle embellishment is a Candi by Craftwork Cards.