Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sketch Challenge #217

Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 

Operation Write Home's sketch #217 looks like this:

You can find details about the sketch challenge here:

Here is my card:

The background papers are from The Paper Studio's "Cape Cod" 4.5"x6.5" paper pack purchased at Hobby Lobby, I layered everything on black and red card stock, and used an "I Love You" sentiment from Stampabilities (#C1102).

I used a piece of twine to make the knot and colored it blue and red with my Spectrum Noir markers. The boat was cut using the Cricut "Going Places" cartridge.  And last, I added three silver brads in the top right corner. 

Here is another card I worked on this week using a John Wayne stamp from Stampers Best.

I stamped the image in Memento "Rich Cocoa" and used Recollections Clear Embossing Powder on it to give it a little more texture.   The denim background paper is from Karen Foster and is called "Denim Pockets", the gold stars on navy is called "Freedom" from Reminisce, and I added a little bit of red bandana paper from my stash (unknown company.)  I layered everything on dark brown card stock and distressed all edges using the Memento Rich Cocoa.  The sentiment is from Sandy's Allnock's new "Trigger & Skyler" Ciara's Friends line and seemed perfect for John Wayne. 

So sorry, the John Wayne stamp has been discontinued. 

I coiled up a bit of twine, wrapped it with a little DMC thread to secure it in the middle, and used Alene's Tacky Glue to adhere it to the card.  I also stamped and embossed a couple of stars in the corners and added brads on the sentiment tag. 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sketch Challenge # 216 & Stampabilities Sock Monkey

Hello everyone!
Today's sketch over on Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps 
blog is # 216 and looks like this:

You can find details about the challenge here:

For this card I used Stampabilities "Sock Monkey" rubber stamp (mounted on wood and found at Hobby Lobby) and I paired it with The Paper Studio's "Sock Monkey" paper.  I layered everything on black card stock, found the red & cream polka dot paper from my scrap stash (from an Oriental Trading Company paper pack a couple years ago), and cut the scalloped oval using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge.  

I cut out the little monkey and mounted him on the ovals, added some hand stitching using Omega Thread in red, and added a couple of buttons cut using an EK Success button punch. I was trying to edge the buttons in red ink and had an oops, so ended up adding more red ink to the buttons and then softened it with a Spectrum Noir marker in EB1. 
I also put a little dimensional adhesive under the buttons.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set. 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs March Challenge-Thank You cards

Hello everyone! Each month Our Daily Bread Designs will pay the shipping on two boxes of cards for our deployed heros if 50 card makers participate in the challenge. You can find details about the challenge here:    ODBD March Challenge

This card design was part of a Papertrey Ink challenge some time ago and is called "Flagged Borders." You can find details and a video tutorial here:     Flagged Borders

I used a bunch of papers from my scrap box to make the little banners and a honeycomb print background paper. Then I used a White Signo pen to add faux stitching around the banners. The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Find Joy" clear stamp sentiment set and I added a little black satin ribbon.

Thank you Our Daily Bread Designs for supporting OWH! :)

Stampers Best Heartland & Sketch Challenge #215 OWH

Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! Details for today's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge 
can be found here:

For this card I used Stampers Best "Heartland" rubber stamp and you can find it here:

Stampers Best is one of my favorite companies, not only because they support Operation Write Home, but also because they make great deep red rubber stamps. 

I layered the image on paper from my stash, added some hand stitching with Omega Thread in red, added some brads in the corners, and a sentiment from the Missing You set from Our Daily Bread that you can find here:

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers I purchased from my favorite on-line store: 

Karen at Bee Creative is the one who made the travel bags for the marker racks (from Spectrum Noir)  so all the markers stay divided and sorted the way I like them. 
Just click on this link to find 
them at Bee Creative:

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