Sunday, May 26, 2013

OWH - Sketch #174

Happy Memorial Day weekend and thanks to everyone who visited my blog and participated in Operation Write Home's Blog Hop. For this week's sketch I wanted to do something with a summer or beach theme and found this starfish stamp from Stampin' Up's "Seaside" set. I used mostly scrap cardstock, a piece of torn vellum, and an embellishment from the retired hodgepodge hardware set.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blog Hop - Operation Write Home

Welcome to another stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

I hope you enjoy my cards and don't forget to scroll down and click on the OWH Banner to find the next stop on the blog hop.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

OWH - Sketch #173

In preparation for Memorial Day and the Blog Hop at Operation Write Home, I used the "Liberty for All" stamp set from Stampin' Up! for this week's sketch. I started by stamping the image on acetate using StazOn ink and attached it to the cardstock with black eyelets. I added bakers twine in place of the circle and finished the card with a rub on sentiment.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bleaching Technique

Here is my swap for this month's technique. I used the "Inspired By Nature" stamp again and added a punched butterfly. I applied bleach to the edges of the card and then outlined the edge with faux stitching. The instructions are listed below.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

OWH - Sketch #172

Happy Mothers Day!  Here is my card for sketch #172 from Operation Write Home. I used the "Inspired By Nature" stamp from Stampin' Up! and used bleach as my ink, yes good ole Clorox bleach. I added some faux stitching and finished the card with a rub on sentiment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sketch 16

Here is my take on sketch #16 from Shimelle.  The focus of this sketch is scrapbooking smaller photos. The papers are from Stampin' Up's "On the Go" collection and many of the embellishments are from the "Fan Fair" collection.  Happy 6th Birthday Nathan!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

OWH - Sketch #171

Here is this week's card for Operation Write Home.  Since I received so many positive comments on last week's card, I decided to continue the tag theme by replacing the three rectangular pieces with tags. I distressed all the tag edges and wrapped the tag base with linen thread.  I then substituted the circle with a very old embellishment from Stampin' Up! called a skeleton leave.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 (May)

Here is my take on this month's tag. Instead of using cardstock for the tag I used a piece of cardboard that came with another product. I applied inks before applying the rub ons and just kept applying ink layers as I went. Unfortunately the cardboard was super absorbent so my dragonfly image quickly faded after stamping it with StazOn. In order to salvage the tag I used a previous tag technique and stamped the image on acetate.  The twist I added was to apply Crystal Effects and ink to the back of the wings.

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