Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MWT and Sketches 5, 6, 7

This week over at Operation Write Home, the mid-week throwdown is to use bling with no glitter. I didn't have any problem with this! I rarely, and I mean very rarely, use glitter for anything. Every so often I'll use Stickles, but I find it so annoying how glitter sticks to everything!

I also combined the MWT with three sketches. Here is OWH sketch 5.

I used my new Hero Arts set Earth Flowers and stamped it in three different colors. I pierced around the edges and used a black pen to make it look like stitching because I wanted the stamped flowers to stand out a bit more. I'm not sure who makes the "missing you" stamp.The background paper is from DCWV and the pink on it is metallic for a bit of bling. The other papers are all from my stash and the ovals are a Nestability.

Next is OWH sketch 6.

I really enjoyed working with this one and have a feeling I'll be using it often. The patterened paper is a single sheet of double-sided Graphic 45. The monkey sticker is from The Paper Studio. My hubby bought them for me when we made the trek up north to our new Hobby Lobby a few months ago. They are so adorable and I've made several cards with them. I added some Pearl Pen for a bit of bling.

The last one for today is OWH sketch 7.

This one made me think a bit since I'm not a fan of vertical sentiments. So instead of a sentiment, I used some Prima flowers with rhinestone brads. I ran the paper through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. It's simple, but pretty, I think.

I hope you enjoyed my takes on these sketches. Have you been working on any?


  1. Oh Cherie, I love your cards! I really like the OWH sketch 5 card. I have looked at that sketch a bunch of times and never could come up with something that looked good, but your card is perfect! Love that little monkey too, and I think your flower card is pretty. Nothing wrong with saying it with flowers! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae
    Operation Write Home
    MWT Assistant

  2. Very lovely! I like the first card the most. I like how you triple stamped that image. I also like how you did the faux-stitching. I don't have that tool but I'm thinking it could be a great addition to my collection. Where would I get one? Very good job on all the cards and using the sketches. I love seeing how other people "interpret" the sketches...

    1. Cindy,
      The paper piercer I have is hot pink by We R Memory Keepers and I got it at Michaels. Then I just took a thin pen and ran it carefully from hole to hole. I love the look!

  3. Your cards are lovely. I too make cards for OWH. I'm sure these will go over big with both the senders and recipients.

  4. Your cards are beautiful with lovely colors, texture and designs. Great job. I want to thank you for visiting ymy blog and leaving warm comments. I am now following you


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