Sunday, February 16, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge 212

My takes on this weeks sketch challenge at
Operation Write Home.
They don't follow the sketch exactly.
Click the link above to see many more
inspiring card samples.

I thought making a ribbon run through the card stock
rather than bitty banners on the front
would be a fun take on the sketch for the above card.

Finishing Flourishes stamp set, My Favorite Things
Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze card stocks - Stampin' Up!
Brown with white back card stock, Lasting Impressions
Early Espresso ink, Stampin' Up!
sponge for inking edges
5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon
ruler, straight edge and Xacto knife

Image Tree Swanky Upper stamp set
unknown clear alpha for "birthday"
Seasonal Solids stamps, Stampin' Up!
assorted inks, Stampin' Up!
Whisper White, Summer Sun card stocks, Stampin' Up!
textured bright blue cardstock, unknown
black Sharpie marker
paper crimper (I don't know the last time I used that!)
scrap paper to make masks for stamping over the balloons,
making it look like some are in front of others

Thanks for looking =)


  1. Love your different takes on the sketch. The first is really elegant, love the way you did the ribbon! The second one I love the balloons and the way you did the Happy!

  2. Wow, both cards are just fabulous!! Love the ribbon weaving trick, so precise and "banner looking"! Really love the stamped happy bd, love those balloons! Sharp and professional! TFS!

  3. I really like the ribbon on your card. Your birthday card is great. I love how you used the flags as part of your sentiment. Very clever. TFS.

  4. Both cards came out terrifically! I really like the sentiment on top in the first card and the way the ribbon is threaded through is a great idea. The big balloons and sentiment on your second card are so eye-catching! Love the bright happy colors and using the banners for part of the sentiment is awesome! Love both of your cards!

  5. Great job on both cards, but I am really drawn to the birthday card. The HAPPY as your banners is perfect!!!

  6. Threading the ribbon adds such an elegant touch....fabulous!

  7. Two great cards! The second is genius! Tfs!


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