Saturday, August 25, 2012

OWH Pizzazz Blog Skip

Hi everyone,

There's a great little blog skip going on today at Stars and Stamps -- with lots of fun ideas for pizzazz-ing up our cards. I can't wait to get hold of some of that pearl stuff -- and to try out that cool watercolor marker spritzing technique!

So, here's a little card that's been pizzazz-ed up for one of hero's little girls. Wish the scanned image did the card more justice. Nonetheless, I think there's a little girl who's going to be happy to get this from her mommy or daddy. :)

DCWV Sweet Matstack; Distress Ink (scattered straw); gems

So, how was this little card pizzazzed-up? Let's count the ways. :)
  • This DCWV stack has some baked-in-glitter papers. Two of these were used on the card -- for the top of the pocket and for the thin strip at the very bottom of the card. (OWH asks that glitter not be used on cards to our heroes. However, there are some papers with baked-in glitter that are okay to use. DCWV carries quite a few of these glittery types of papers. For the safety of our heroes, please always check that the glitter doesn't rub or scrape off.)
  • I used 6 different papers from the stack.
  • The flowers were heat embossed and cut out of several papers.
  • To add dimension, pop up dots were used for the bottom of the pocket and flowers are multi-layered.
  • Finally, gems were added to add a little bit of bling from top right to bottom left.
Parting Thoughts

Thanks again to those who left comments about the cards and technique featured in this week's Tuesday Tutorial. To give credit where credit's due, the first two cards were mine. But, the butterfly and motorcycle were all Nancy. Thanks again, Nancy, for taking a nice little technique to a whole new level!

Hoping to have a shape card to share -- for tomorrow!?

Again, be sure to check out the blog skip if you're looking for OWH-endorsed ways to spice up your cards. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

You are so brave - 6 different papers! I am just too unsure of myself to try that many different colors; and your card is just so sweet and pretty!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the pretty colors and your flowers - some little girl will be very happy to get this card - a smiles is a guarantee when they receive the card

Barb Housner

Donna Nuce said...

Love the different textures and layers on the card. Shows the love put into the card!

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, This card is adorable and I know some little girl will be thrilled. You did some major pizzazz in this one. I especially like your flowers and that fact that you thought of a "pocket". Great job.