Saturday, August 31, 2013


It's time for another Virtual Card Making Party at Operation Write Home! Every few hours a new challenge will be posted so we can all play along. It's so much fun to see everyone's take on so many different challenges.

Challenge 1: Nancy has a sketch for us to use while making a winter/Christmas card. I chose to use some of the 2012 Bazzill Christmas paper I have left over and a piece of green cardstock from my stash. The Stampin' Up! sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Rocket Red, then the whole thing was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. The green is mounted on some Darice red pearl. I thought it needed a bit more so I added some Studio 18 rhinestones.

Challenge 2: Diane has an interesting challenge...make a card using things that use O, W, and H. This one made me think but then I remembered some cards I've seen on Pinterest that would work perfectly. I found a piece of brown scrap paper and used an oval Nestability then embossed it with a Darice folder. The owl is punched from a Stampin' Up! punch as are both parts of the sentiment. I used more scraps for the black "hole" and the blue on the owl and sentiment. Since I love googly eyes, I chose to use them on this card. The sentiment is stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate and popped with dimensional adhesive. O: owl and oval. W: wood grain background. H: happy birthday.
Challenge 3: This one is from Seongsook and it's to do a triple stamping card. These are fun and I enjoy using the different stamps and inks to pull it all together. I used Stampin' Up! Whisper White and stamps. The inks are Memento Cottage Ivy, Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson and Encore Metallic Silver. I had all the card stock in my stash. The sentiment is popped on dimensional adhesive.
Challenge 4: Annette is challenging us to make a love card using OWH sketch 29. The heart paper is Hamby Screen Prints while the rest is all basic card stock. The sentiment is by Little Yellow Bicycle and the brads are American Crafts. I popped the sentiment square for more texture.
Challenge 5: This was a fun new technique that I've been wanting try featuring masking tape. I used Tombow markers 636 and 725 then spritzed it with water before stamping on SU Whisper White. That piece is mounted on DeNami grey then on some purple from my stash. The sentiment is Paper Smooches. I had the brads in my embellishment stash. The sentiment is popped with dimensional adhesive.

Whew! What a fun day filled with card making and I got all five challenges finished. I hope you've been enjoying the VCMP today.


  1. Thanks for playing along!
    Love the fun sentiment with the heart paper!

  2. What a collection! You've been so very busy today! :) thanks for playing along at the sketch challenge! I love ALL of your work here!!!

  3. Love your cards! Thank you for playing along with my challenge! I'll have to try spritzing with water! Awesome!

  4. I love all of your cards- you rocked the OWH challenge- super cute owl! And your masking card is fantastic- great color combination and love the texture!Thanks for joining my challenge and thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!


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