It has been a few days since I have blogged, but that does not mean I haven’t been busy doing fun things.
In this post you will find my Sketch #170 creation, two RWB Thank You Cards (one is done with a stencil), and my very first Tri-Fold Shutter Card!
First this week’s OWH sketch. Sketch #170 is great for those strips and squares of Designer Series Paper you just can’t part with. The focal area of this sketch is very small, just 2″x1.75″ inches. I used the focal square as a building block for a larger focal piece. You CAN color outside of the lines! I have been working on Thank You cards, and am a little tired of using the same old red/white/blue. To complete this card, I found a small jar stamp (a retired SU stamp from my enormous stash of un-used so far stamps), two scraps of bold DSP that complimented each other, scraps of colored card stock that complimented the DSP, and a sentiment created on my computer (sized to fit the punch I wanted to use). I matted the DSP and the focal piece (it is not shown matted in the sketch), to created a bolder, more structured look. I embossed the card background with dots, to compliment the DSP. I punched flowers and used crumpled taffeta ribbon for the bow
Red, White and Blue Thank You cards:
The first card was completed using Sketch #123 from the OWH Library, a Cuttlebug star folder and a brayer. The second card was created using the same star folder and a star-shaped stencil. The colors were applied using a sponge.
The little “K” scallop circles are from a new stamp set from SU called “A Round Array.” They work with a 7/8″ scallop circle punch.
Now (drum roll), my very first ever, and probably nearly my last Tri-Fold Shutter Card. I started with a piece of card stock measuring 11″ x 5.5.” This card was created for my niece’s 21st birthday. Not much room to write on these. I put a strip of paper for the message on one of the long panels on the back side of the card. All of the supplies used for this card are from Stampin’ Up!