It was so relaxing to finally have a chance to get creative in my office today. I loved this sketch from Operation Write Home and it was a great excuse to put away the Christmas papers and pull out some Valentine's Day stacks.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card. As you can see, I turned the sketch. I used paper and a sentiment from Making Memories J'te Adore collection, a heart embossing folder and some red/white polka dot washi tape.
Here is my submission. I used paper scraps from the DCWV Autumn Medley Mat Stack and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I heat-embossed the sentiment with bronze embossing powder from Inkadinkadoo. The flowers and pearls are both from Recollections.
Along with following the sketch, another requirement is to use DCWV paper. The paper I used is from the Autumn Medley Matstack. I totally copied the example on their blog and used paper from an old book to make the center flower (except I inked the edges with some Tim Holtz brown distress ink). Initially, I added a couple leaves like they have on the sketch; however, they took too much away from the pretty paper so I removed them. Happy fall!
I've been so busy with work for the past month, I haven't been making many cards. Needless to say, I'm pretty rusty and haven't been keeping up with learning different techniques and all the other cool stiff out there.
I used Bo Bunny's Hello Sunshine paper that I won from Simon Says Stamp! Looking at the card, I should have put the sentiment on cream card stock and attached it to the yellow paper; however, it is more prominent on the card than it shows in the picture.
I followed a sketch for this card and I think it was for a challenge; however, it was such a busy week at work, I put it aside and have no idea which blog had the sketch! Anyhow, here it is! Another card I made with that cute Edamame paper from K & Company.
Lots of different things going on there! I have to be careful with the cards I make for OWH that I don't add too much "stuff", since the cards have to fit into an envelope for the service members to send home. Here is my card:
The paper I used is from the K&Company Edamame Mat Pad. I tried to make it colorful, but not overbearing (so even a guy might want to send this one out!).
The papers are from the Heidi Grace Designs, Tweet Dreams and Tweet Memories collections. Aren't they adorable? I'm a sucker for those little birds! I just learned that the same Tweet patterns are available in fabrics. I really need to learn how to sew!
Operation Write Home is in need of general, all occasion cards. This card is headed their way. If you have a chance, please consider sending them some cards as their supplies are running low right now.
This is my first entry into a DCWV Challenge. I had a tough time getting the sentiment thingy right; however, thanks to the step by step instructions, I was able to slant my stripes without much problem!
Here's the challenge picture:
And here is my card. I used paper from DCWV Stack 7.