Saturday, July 19, 2014

Moose You

I adore this moose from Hero Arts OWH fundraiser set, Missing You.  I used Freshly Made Sketches #134 for the layout and paper from WeR Memory Keepers, plus circle dies from Spellbinders.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the eyes.  And because my background paper was 12x12, six of these are ready for my OWH box!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kid Cards in Blue, Yellow, and Green

This card is the last of my summer cards since the July 31st deadline is fast approaching for these types of cards for OWH.  The image is a digi from Cleverly Cute Stamps called Pinwheel Brigitta colored with Copics. The pinwheel paper is from Bella Blvd. and the dotted is BoBunny.  The sentiment stamp is from Penny Black, circle dies are Spellbinders, and I used OWH sketch 134 for my layout.

I made a boy-themed card and without realizing it at the time, ended up using the same color palette as my girl card. The image is also a digi, but it's from Lilyboo Designs/Cuddly Buddly and it's colored with Copics. The sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday Say It Hugs, papers are from WeRMemory Keepers Feelin' Groovy 6x6 pad, circle dies are Spellbinders, and I used OWH sketch 306 for the layout.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pink and Grey

We recently had a pink and grey color challenge at OWH and I made this background to use with the elephants from Hero Art's Lil Hoot set.  I didn't like how the elephants looked, so I set aside the pieces for this card and finally decided to use a digital image from Lilyboo Designs (from Cuddly Buddly) and color her with my Copics to go with the papers.  I used OWH sketch 217 and a sentiment stamp from Heidi Swapp/Pink Paislee which I recently found at Micheal's.  I used MFT Fishtail Flags dies for the sentiment.

Thank You Cards in Brown

I wanted to make more thank you cards for OWH, so I made some cards using this SU! Lovely as a Tree image stamped off once in Early Expresso and a sentiment stamp from Verve's set Celebration of Thanks.  The paper is from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress using both sides.  Dies are Spellbinders circles and MFT Notched Border.

To make this card, I used Lunaria from Magenta and one of the thank you stamps from PaperTrey Ink's Keep it Simple Thank You Stamp Set.  Both are stamped with Ranger Walnut Distress Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used SU! Crumbcake cardstock for the background.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Double Duty Card

Miss you card with a masculine feel using OWH sketch 123.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye Spice 6x6 paper pad.  The heart die is from Spellbinders and the banners are My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags dies.  The sentiment is from Verve's Take Note stamp set stamped in SU! Always Artichoke.

I try to make a lot of masculine looking cards for OWH, so this month when I checked in at Splitcoast Stamper's Cards for a Cause July Mission, I just knew I had to contribute.  The July 2014 cause is for the VA hospital in Wilkes-Barr, PA and card donations are being requested for vets receiving treatment there (click the July Mission for a full explanation).  I knew I had already created two other missing you card that could easily be converted to birthday cards (the two cards here).  I should have my box of OWH cards finished by the end of this week, so next week I will focus on more birthday and thank you cards for this wonderful July mission.

Here is my card modified for a birthday theme:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Some Thank You Cards

OWH is in need of more thank you cards than usual, so I made some fairly simple cards using some Darice papers from JoAnn's.  The sentiment stamp is from PaperTrey Ink and the border is SU! Crumbcake cut with a MFT border die.

For this orange card, I used a poppy stamp and die from MFT stamped with SU! Tangerine Tango and paired it with a sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday.  The white upper is cut with a Spellbinder's die.

UPDATED July 18, 2014
Just for fun, I went ahead and made more cards using the same Darice patterned papers in the other colors that came in the package.

This card uses another Spellbinders curved border that comes with the set.  The flower is a stamp and die set from Hero Arts, Butterflies 3, inked with Momento Dew Drop inks in  Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink's Thing Big Favorites #19.

I didn't use a stamp and die set for this card like the others, instead I used a floral stamp from I Brake for Stamps inked with Momento Rhubarb Stalk and fussy cut it by hand.  The sentiment stamp is from Penny Black's set Flower Gallery.

My last card uses SU!'s stamp and die set Secret Garden stamped with SU! Wild Wasabi ink and a sentiment stamp from PaperTrey Ink's Keep it Simple: Thank You Stamp set.

It was a lot of fun figuring out different looks for each color.  Since the patterned paper was 8-1/2x11, I made four of each card with a combined total of 20 virtually-the-same card for my next OWH box.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Miss You Cat Peeker

Eureka! Stamps has some cute digi images which they also sell as rubber stamps.  I recently purchased a few digis from them including this cute little cat peeker.  The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches and the little hearts are the punch outs from a Verve border die which I glued on (twice! because I had a fail with my Zyron) and then added Glossy Accents so they were shiny.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye Collectable-Unforgettable 6x6 paper pad, and I used an EK Success border punch.

After making four of these, and because I liked how the card came out, I made four more using Basic Grey Olivia 12x12 two-sided paper.