Sunday, December 28, 2014

One Sketch Two Ways

Our Daily Bread Designs' biweekly challenge this time is a sketch challenge. I also decided to create a few love/Valentine's Day cards for Operation Write Home. So I figured, why not combine the two and create a couple of cards based on that sketch for OWH?

I decided to create a masculine and feminine card for this challenge. For the masculine version, I used the "Anchor Single" stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I stamped it onto a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, and colored it with Inktense pencils and a damp brush.

After matting the focal panel on black, I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper from my scrap stash and matted them with black as well. I also used a piece of burlap paper from The Paper Studio as my background. After wrapping some jute twine around the card front panel, I matted it with more black paper.

For the greeting, I die cut a banner from grey cardstock with a Spellbinders die, and stamped the "I Love You" from this Simon Says Stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I shortened the banner a bit, and punched a hole in the end. I threaded jute twine through the hole. I tied it to the twine wrapped around the card front, and that finished card #1.

I used ODBD's "Violet Single" stamp for my second card. I stamped it onto 140 lb. watercolor paper as well, and also used my Inktense pencils to color it. I fussy cut it out, and mounted it onto a piece of lavender cardstock I'd die cut & embossed with a Spellbinders "Classic Ovals LG" die.

I used a Stampabilities background stamp and Hero Arts' Soft Leaf shadow ink to stamp the background onto white cardstock. I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs' "Park Bench" 6x6" paper pad, and matted them with more of the lavender cardstock. I adhered those in place, and wrapped yellow bakers twine around the card front.

For the greeting, I used one from Avery Elle's "Love Notes" set. I stamped it on white cardstock using Adirondack Eggplant pigment ink, & clear heat embossed it. I cut it into a tag shape, punched a hole, and used yellow bakers twine to tie it to the twine wrapped around the card front. Finally, I matted the front panel onto more lavender, and adhered that to my card base.

I'm also entering these cards in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Gorgeous layering and use of textures and image, Andrea! GREAT job on the water-coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  2. Both your cards are so pretty! I especially love the anchor card. Great job!

  3. Both of your cards are gorgeous Andrea!! You sure aced the sketch!! My fave is the anchor card with the textured burlap background!! Thanks for joining us!!

  4. Oh, Andrea, I love both of these cards - one masculine and the other feminine! And I love each of these images! Stunning cards with such beautiful touches and such a great take on the sketch! So glad you've joined us once again for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! Sending hugs, sweet friend!


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