Another week has flown by. While I enjoyed all of last weekends Virtual Card Making Party Challenges, I am glad to get back to “mass production.” Toward that end, this week starts off with a versatile and beautiful sketch. I decided to start the week off with Thank You cards, as those are always needed, year round.
Challenge #1 – Sunday Sketch Challenge
Card Recipe: OWH Sketch #161
All products used are SU, with the exception of the “Thank You” stamp. I don’t know what company it is from.
Colors/Card Stock/DSP – Summer Starfruit, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse/Sycamore Street DSP
Stamp Sets – Mixed Bunch, Blooming with Kindness
Etc: Vine Street embossing folder, Perfect Pearls
Challenge #2 – Midweek Throw Down and Happy “Little Accidents”
The Wednesday MWT was to make a “recipe card.” A “recipe card” is where you are given the ingredients (card elements), and you incorporate those elements into a card. My MWT story starts with 6 of what I thought were really great cards finished on Tuesday. The cards were stamped on the back sitting nicely in their envelopes on my work table, along with a cup of tea (I think you know where this is going). Never, I say never have food or liquids near your cards. In any case, the tea was spilled and the cards were quickly removed from the spreading flood. Two of the cards sustained damage to the front that smeared the stamped images. Card #1 was the original card. Card #2, sustained damage to the stamped/embossed background as well as the orange edge. I replaced the background paper and the damage on orange edge with two half-scallop circles on each side of the focal point. Card #3 sustained smearing damage on the focal point, background and stamp. I removed that and decided to create a card that qualified for the MWT. Basically the focal point was re-shaped. A ribbon was added and a splash of pattered paper was added to add more attention to the focal point. Since there is so much going on with this card, the striped orange paper takes your eye immediately to the sentiment first. After all was said and done, I liked the “re-do” cards, better than the intended look. Sometimes a card just wants you to know what it wants done with it.
MWT Recipe: One embossing folder + one border punch or die + two patterned papers + 1 ribbon or twine. Ingredients, “Sycamore Street DSP,” Island Indigo Card Stock, Poppy Parade CS, Whisper White CS, Poppy Parade Ribbon, brad from my stash, Lace Border Punch, Apothecary Accents Label cut, Mixed Bunch stamp on background stamped with Island Indigo, Vintage Verses Thank You stamp, Honey Comb embossing folder. All supplies are SU (current and retired).
The Rest of the Box
These are other cards I have made to include in my current shipment of cards to OWH. I have an tenancy to forget what I sent, so I thought I would both share as well as remind myself on my blog.
This first set of cards showcases images from the new “Feeling Sentimental” stamp set from Stampin’ Up. When I first saw them in the catalog, I thought I wouldn’t get much use out of them. I have since discovered these images are great for masculine cards. The set comes with only one sentiment, “Celebrate,” but since I have an abundance of other sentiment stamps, it isn’t too hard to find something to go along with the image. What is better than “hello” for a phone booth, for example.
Nothing says “I miss you,” like your favorite fishing spot. The large image is from “Custer’s Last Stamp,” and the small fish are from SU 1996. I stole a little bit of my husbands fishing line for the “miss you” stringer.