OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Beginning of OWH Bloghop 2013

Beginning of OWH Bloghop 2013

Welcome to my blog! Because I recently started my blog, this is the first time I have been in an OWH Bloghop and am thrilled to participate – so thrilled that I made 2 cards.  I chose sketch #102 first to create this distressed Thank You card for a Hero.  

OWH Sketch 102

OWH Sketch 102

Thank You card - Sketch 102

Thank You Card, Sketch 102, Core’dinations Paper

Supplies: I used Core’dinations Dark cardstock in red and the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder. The large star was cut with my Cricut George cartridge and the sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Service and Sacrifice set. The dark blue starred paper and crackle paper underneath are from Hot Off the Press by Paper Pizazz. I finished up by distressing the star with brown ink, adding a little faux stitching with a brown Sharpie, and embellishing with 3 wood veneer stars by Studio Calico. 

I selected sketch #142 for the second Thank You card good for everyday use.  

OWH Sketch 142

OWH Sketch 142

Thank You Card, Patterned Paper

Thank You Card, Sketch 142, Patterned Paper

Supplies: I used a Nutmeg My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic 6×6 paper pad for the coordinating papers and a Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge to make the sentiment shape.

Happy Memorial Day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Patterned Paper Play

Pattern Play Birthday Card

Pattern Play Birthday Card

Recently I took an Online Card Class called Pattern Play (click on the blog badge on the right side of my blog for more information).  Sometimes I struggle putting together different patterns of paper, and this class taught me quickly how to do that with my mismatched papers and so much more.  One of the main tips is to buy coordinating papers in 6×6 pads – the graphics are usually smaller and perfect for card making, and the papers are sure to match.  Takes out all the guesswork!  

 Here is my first attempt to CASE (copy and share everything) a card presented in the class by a talented card designer named Shari Carroll.  I used my Martha Stewart scoreboard to add texture by making random vertical and horizontal lines on the background paper.  I cut and punched various shapes to create this birthday card.  I used a mat stack by DCWV called Violet Leaf; I find the colors of these papers to be delicate, tranquil, and very pleasing to the eye.