Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Miss You

This past Sunday's OWH Sketch intrigued me:

So I went pretty literal and made this:

The papers are, believe it or not, Graphic 45. I always thought Graphic 45 papers were more busy and themed. This is a 6x6 pack of coordinating papers for the Botanical Tea collection. They were given to me - I must look like I need more paper. Pffth. I'll link to both paper packs below, in case you, too, are curious about them.

To make the card, I just took one of the green flowered pieces, layered it onto a solid green, and cut two thin strips of the same green for the lines. I blew the dust off one of my Hero Arts OWH wooden sets and stamped the greeting in black. This was crazy-easy to make, but then the sketch pretty much did the work for me. Have I told you lately how much I love sketches? :)

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Using It Up

A few weeks ago, I mostly disappeared a 6x6 pack of paper by making some cards for OWH. All that was left were a few pieces of red and blue-green that I loved and had trouble parting with.  A few days ago I took care of that and made several cards with the papers.

First, I played with a new-to-me stamp set from Taylored Expressions, and I made this:

The sentiment fits perfectly in the included stamped frame (of course), so I just layered it on some of the red paper, put that over a piece of the green, then went to work on the phone. There are several phone images included with the set, but this one spoke to me. :)

Then, to use up most of the rest of the papers, I made several of these:

Big chunks of the papers. They are so pretty I just want to fondle them. Sigh. This card follows the (omg it's still current) Dahlhouse Designs sketch:

That's also where I got my new watermark - click on her banner on the right side of her blog if you're interested in one for yourself.

This sketch was too easy. I just cut the red pieces with my Paper Smooches die, then layered them over pieces of the green. I found a birthday sentiment in a font I liked, and DONE.

I have a few strips of this paper left. As soon as I dig up a sketch that works for me, I'll use them, too. :)

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Products used: Taylored Expressions Let's Chat stamp set, Lil' Inker Stitched Mats Rectangles, SU Dimensionals, and the following:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ABNH Challenge: Layer Cake

It's time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. This fortnight the theme is Dimension or Layers.

We're also collaborating with Freckled Fawn this month, so I've incorporated some of their products into my card:

As soon as I saw those shiny bows, I knew I needed to CASE this card I saw on Pinterest. I also used some Gossamer Blue papers and heart stickers from last month (hey, they were still out ...). In addition to all the dimension with the bows:

(they are pretty fat!) I also layered all the papers on black. The challenge is dimension/layers, so I did both! :)

Come on over to ABNH to see what my fellow DT peeps have made, then join us! Also, if you play along with us (and please do!) there is a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp up for grabs!

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Products used: Freckled Fawn sequins bows from the Oh Deer Me Oct 2013 Kit, Gossamer Blue March kit (papers), Gossamer Blue March Life Pages Kit (hearts by Chickaniddy), and the following: