It's always great fun when one of the OWH blog team members contacts you about helping out with a challenge. So, I really enjoyed making a couple of sample cards for this week's sketch.
Because of the month-long Birthday Bash, it's taken awhile for this sketch to post. So, the cards below were actually made during a summer trip to the beach and mailed awhile ago.
|We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk collection; pop up dots for "Notes" rectangle|
|Bo Bunny Liberty; jute; punched-out stars, heat embossed with clear powder; pop up dots for middle star|
I have to admit that I initially struggled with how to use the two vertical strips. When making sample cards for Julie, I stick exactly to the sketch -- which, as many of you know, can be a challenge for me. :) But, I think these turned out okay.
In addition, I used a few of my favorite techniques on the patriotic card:
- heat embossing with clear powder to give the stars a little shine, and
- pairing jute with navy for an unexpected texture.
Finally, there were a few cards in one of the OWH blog hops that had "surprises" on the inside. This seemed like a nice touch. So, I added simple surprises to the inside of each of these cards.
On another note, kudos to Jeri and her amazing Scrapbook Art OWH team for a wonderful card-making birthday bash! A grand total of 1424 cards were assembled today! The ATG guns were ablazing! I think I went through 5 or 6 rolls of ATG tape myself. :) More details to follow.
As always, hanks for stopping by and for supporting OWH. Happy scrappin'!