Sunday, September 29, 2013

OWH - Sketch #192

It's not quite October but I thought I would get jump on my Halloween cards using Operation Write Home's sketch #192.  I used Stampin' Up's Witches Brew Designer Series Paper. The bat is from the retired "Googly Ghouls" set.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Card Swap - Masking Tape Technique

Happy Wednesday! Here is this month's card swap for the Masking Tape Technique. Rather than try to create a faux background or some type of distressed look, I kept it simple and applied the inked masking tape in stripes. I finished the card with a classic stamp from Stampin' Up!, "Lovely As A Tree."

Sunday, September 22, 2013

OWH - Sketch #191

Happy Fall! Can you believe it? Here is this week's card for sketch #191 from Operation Write Home. Once again I used all Stampin' Up! scraps and a sentiment stamped on vellum from who knows how long ago. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

OWH - Sketch #190

Here is this week's card for sketch #190 from Operation Write Home. The embossed background was made using the Alphabet Press embossing folder from Stampin' Up! The brads and the leaf stamp are both retired.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Let's Be Adventurers

I started this layout over a year ago and put it aside because I really didn't like how it was turning out. The original layout was on a 12x12 piece of purple paper and I think I was trying to create a pocket page type look. Anyway, I cut down the paper and started over by adding multiple layers of coordinating scraps on a new piece of 12x12. I'm not 100% happy but it's definitely much better than before. All the papers are from Stampin' Up!, the tickets are from a raffle (that I didn't win) and the dog print ribbon was a gift that I received years ago.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

OWH - Sketch #189

Happy Sunday! Here is this week's sketch for Operation Write Home. I used mostly scraps and the same sentiment (retired) from the tag I posted on Labor Day. All products are from Stampin' Up!.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Masking Tape Technique

This month's technique involves placing a large piece of masking tape onto a stamp pad to create a weathered and distressed look. To create the card below  I applied very light ink layers to the masking tape and continued to apply the tape in different directions to stamp off all the ink. If you want a more bold or distinct look just press the tape harder onto the pad. You could even make distressed stripes. I would definitely recommend using the blue or green masking tape used for painting your house. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

OWH - Sketch #188

Happy end of summer 2013! Here is this week's sketch from Operation Write Home. I started to add faux stitching to the left side of the card and ultimately cut it off and covered up the edge with black cardstock. I'm still not crazy about it...oh well.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 (Sep)

The theme for this month's tag from Tim is layered stencils. Although I don't have any stencils, I used a chevron paper punch and a serif alphabet die from Stampin' Up! and applied crackle paint and ink through them as if they were stencils. The hexagons were stamped with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The butterflies were stamped with StazOn so the ink would adhere to the embossing. The only non Stampin' Up! item is the typewriter letter from Levenger (no longer available).

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