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.