Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August ODBD/OWH Challenge-Stars

Hello everyone! 
Each month Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge with Operation Write Home. If 50 card-makers participate then ODBD will pay the shipping for two boxes of cards to our deployed heros. 

This month's challenge is to use stars. You can find details about the challenge here:

For this card I used papers from The Paper Studio's "Cape Cod" 4.5" x 6.5" paper pad (found at Hobby Lobby.)

The stars were cut using a Cricut and the sentiment is from Hero Art's Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp set "Year Round sentiments". 

I added a couple silver brads and a little stitching around the corners. 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Inkadinkado Barn Stamp- Masculine Cards

Hello everyone!

Today's card was made using the Inkadinkado Barn Rubber stamp (mounted on wood), sentiment from Hero Arts "Operation Write Home Miss You" set, and papers from my stash.  

The image was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

I layered the barn on dark chocolate card stock and then added dimensional adhesive under it so I could add a little twine where the papers meet. 

The star is from Hot Off The Press's Dazzles "Home Grown Stickers" set.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

OWH Mid-Month Throw-down "Thanks a Latte"

Hello everyone! 

The OWH Mid-Month Throw-down is focusing on gratitude or "thank you" cards. I have been playing with this "Latte Love" stamp set from Fiskars lately so this challenge fit right in.  
You can find details about the challenge here:

After stamping and coloring the cup and steam, I cut them out and popped them on a wee bit of dimensional (using power tabs by Tombo which are thinner than the usual dimensional adhesive by Scotch.) 

The ovals were cut using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge and I used Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice border punch on some brown card stock to place under the coffee beans. The coffee beans come in the stamp set as a three inch border, so I just stamped a bit more to fill the space I needed. The sentiment is part of the stamp set as well. 

The cup and beans were colored using Spectrum Noir and to get the lines on the cup I used the blender pen to "remove" a bit of color. 

The red plaid paper was from my stash and the ribbon is gold satin. I used a gold pen to add a little faux stitching on the corner pieces. 

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