Sunday, September 16, 2012

OWH Sketch #138

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone's had a nice weekend. The weather here has been amazing -- two Chamber of Commerce days as hubby likes to say. :)

I have two cards to share, both of which were inspired by this week's sketch.

Card 1: A Christmas Card

Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co. cardstock; stamps: Hero Arts snowflake and $ sentiment; sentiment in Stampin' Up! Night of Navy; clear embossing powder

The card is far more striking than what you see here. Clear snowflakes have also been heat-embossed on the white cardstock. I wish they would have shown up better.

Actually, I was so pleased by the elegant look of the blue-on-blue and white-on-white embossing, I decided against adding a snowman to the design as originally planned and went with just the sentiment.

And, this pack of cardstock is so pretty. The papers have really nice textures. It's not mu usual Bazzill. Instead, it's a pack I picked up at a great price at Tuesday Morning. I wasn't sure how nice it would be, but I wouldn't think twice about buying it again. If you see it, consider giving it a try. :)


Card 2: An Any Hero Card

We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue, black cardstock; Paper Inspirations sentiment in Distress Ink Black Soot; gems

In addition to being inspired by this week's OWH  sketch, this card drew inspiration from this week's Midweek Throwdown to make an Any Hero card and from this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a card using black, white, and one other color.

Parting Thought: A Card-Making Party for OWH  :)

If you live within traveling distance to central Ohio -- and  you're free on September 29th -- there's a birthday bash card-making party going on at Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center. Click here for details.

If you can make it, I know they'd love to have you. The more the merrier! I definitely have it circled on my calendar.

Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!

7 comments:

Linda said...

The heat embossing on the blue is gorgeous...so I am sure it is the same on the white! Very stately! Great cards! TFS!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, Two wonderful cards. I especially love that sentiment on your second card. How true! Thanks for sharing that one.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Wish I could be there for you card making party -- but Nevada is just too far LOL Great job on both cards. The first one is stunning and I really like the sentiment on you 2nd card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Gorgeous cards. Only having the sentiment on the 1st one is perfect to me, especially if the embossing on the white is as striking and that on the blue. Love the dsp on the 2nd card.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Sweet projects - love the subtle snowflakes on the blue one and the amazingly bold sentiment of the second one! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

paperella said...

Fantastic designs! I love the unconventional color scheme you used on the Xmas card :)
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Lisa A. said...

Your cards are wonderful, but I especially love the hero sentiment....wow...powerful!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your creativity:)!!