Here's my take on this week's Operation Write Home sketch. I used mostly scraps from my Halloween cards and kept the sentiment fairly simple since the newsprint background was so busy.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
One Sheet Wonder Halloween Bag
All the credit for this bag goes to Kelly Gettelfinger and her One Sheet Wonder Bag video on YouTube. I chose to keep the bag rectangular shaped but if you watch the video there is another optional shape. ...and yes, this is the last of the mummies.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Kissing Technique Swap
Here is this month's card swap. I used the kissing technique on the circles behind the mummy and coordinated the inks on the circles with the paper in the background.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
OWH - Sketch #139
Operation Write Home (OWH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to troops to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. OWH also hosts weekly card challenges, card drives, tutorials and sketches. I used sketch #139 to continue my Googly Ghouls Halloween theme with lots of texture added from embossing folders and textured cardstock.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Googly Ghouls - Halloween Card 2
Here is the second Halloween card using the mummy from the Googly Ghouls stamp set. The circles in the background were made using the kissing technique featured earlier in the month.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Googly Ghouls - Halloween Card 1
Here's the first in a series of cards that I made using the mummy from the Googly Ghouls stamp set. I used mostly scraps and added texture to the pumpkin cardstock using a texture plate; different from an embossing folder. If you're interested in getting more texture out of your texture plate you should watch this video for a great tip.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Googly Ghouls Stamp Set
This mummy is from the 2012-2013 Holiday Catalog. He was sooo cute that I went ahead and mass produced him for my upcoming card swap. You can purchase him along with his friends in a kit available through Stampin' Up! Click here to view. Stay tuned for my card swap and a few other Halloween treats using this little guy.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
One Sheet Wow - Halloween Box
I made this box using one sheet of Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper (retired). This would be great for holding lots of sweet treats. I got the idea from fellow demonstrator Rebekah Harwood. You can watch her YouTube video here. If you're interested in seeing the current Halloween themed DSP click here.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
What's On Your Desk? Challenge!
This card was made using scraps from my desk. I started with the negative space left over from a circle that I had cut for a previous project and a butterfly whose wings were cut off on the right side. I added some scraps of paper and a paper flower that I thought was too mangled to use until now. If you'd like to participate in the challenge go over to Kristina Werner's blog.
Friday, September 7, 2012
**Bonus Tag** - 12 Tags of 2012
Although I loved the original tag I made for September, I really wanted to try the foil technique. So, I went searching through the garage and found some foil tape. This turned out to be really awesome stuff. I didn't have any alcohol ink so I used black StazOn which I managed to spread over the foil before it dried. I also had a leftover silhouette image from August's tag that I really wanted to use but I was having a hard time seeing the image when I placed it directly on the foil. To solve the problem I chose a piece of burlap ribbon to contrast the hard industrial look of the foil. Once again all the paper and embellishments are from Stampin' Up!. The foil and burlap ribbon are not.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Technique #7 - Kissing
This month we used the kissing technique to create a two-toned pattern on the butterflies using two inks and two stamps. The technique works best when you use a fairly solid stamp and a complimentary background stamp to create the pattern. Instructions are at the bottom of the post. (Please note: the sentiment is not from Stampin' Up!)
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2012 (September)
The theme of this month's tag is faux industrial metal. Using all Stampin' Up! products, I applied multiple layers of copper embossing powder until it was thick enough to stay warm and accept a rubber stamp impression. I applied black StazOn to the edges of the tag to give it a worn or dirty look. Since I didn't have any actual gears to attach I used a gear stamp both in the background and on a black piece of cardstock.
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