This post is kinda long because I've made 30 cards already today, and I'm not done yet, so grab a cold one and let's get started.
First, last night I set up a table in the Dining Room and took apart my unopened Basic Grey pyrus 6x6 paper pack. I laid out all the papers to get an idea of what I was dealing with. Then, to dip my toe into the water, I made this card:
It may be difficult to tell, but I added texture to the horizontal strip of blue with the MFT Grosgrain Texture Board. I added faux stitching with my SU More Mustard marker. Sentiment by MFT.
For most of these cards, I used OWH sketches. I found myself looking for sketches that used large pieces of paper, at least at first. :) The blue here is Buckaroo Blue, one of the first SU In Colors, and I'm very sad to say I'm almost out of it. :(
Then today I got to work in earnest. I made two of these:
I made four of this one:
Then I made two of this card:
I was going to stamp the moon in the MFT travel set and cut it out, but instead I decided to punch one, and it worked quite well! That's a 3/4" circle punched off the edge of a card stock remnant, then a 1" circle punched out around it. Perfect.
The card stock here is Always Artichoke, and I actually used ribbon! Wow, it's been a while.
Then the OWH blog linked to this challenge as part of their weekend Virtual Cardmaking Party, and I decided to try an angle cut:
Next, I couldn't decide if this pear paper went better with green or brown, so I didn't choose -- I made two of each. Here's the green:
This next one may be my favorite:
Oh, that's More Mustard card stock under the sentiment, and the sentiment itself is stamped on one of the solid papers from the pack. This off-white color led me to use mostly SU Naturals White for the card bases, and now I'm almost out of it.
More big pieces of pretty paper went into this next card:
Okay, that's thirty! This is what I have left from the paper pack:
(sorry for the bad lighting) At the top left are a bunch of 2" strips that I'll tackle next. To the right of them are -- amazingly -- the solid papers from the pack, and top right is my pile of printed OWH sketches I'm using for inspiration.
Someone asked me if I had a strategy or method for sentiments or embellishments. Nope - I was pretty much stamping without a net. I know OWH needs all sorts of cards, so I tried to mix up the sentiments, but honestly, I found myself looking for sentiments to fit whatever shape I'd cut for the sentiment panel.
Okay, time for some food and a break for my neck. I'll do another post later with the rest of the cards and a grand total.
Thanks for stopping by!