Sunday, September 30, 2012

OWH Sketch #140

Hi everyone,

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.


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Sample Cards

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.  

     Inside Surprises

    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.

    Parting Thoughts
Can't wait to see what you do with these three rectangles!

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'!

3 comments:

Susan Marie said...

Sabrina, I really like both of your cards very much! The paper on both is just great, very soft and pleasing to the eye. You did a fantastic job!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Sybrina I'm in love with both your cards! Adding squares the the strips in the first one is brilliant. The burlap behind the stars in the second one is such a great accent. Great job!

Congrats on making so many cards. Now that's a lot of tape! :)

Paula S. said...

I just love the patriotic card sample for this week's OWH sketch Sabrina. Such a beautiful, vintage feel to it!