Sunday, March 20, 2011

Virtual Card Making Party

Yesterday was an awesome Operation Write Home day for me. OWH hosted a Virtual Card Making Party on Facebook and on UStream. Every two hours, Sandy posted a card challenge and a question to answer. Some even had prizes, and in a random drawing, I won the very first one! Sandy is going to make a digi stamp of Maryland's state flower, the Black-Eyed Susan.

Here are the cards I made for each challenge. I really pushed myself to be more detailed with every card and to use some of my Cuttlebug products that I don't always drag out. I made seven cards during the party. My favorite one is the first one I made featuring the colors of Maryland's flag and the Black-Eyed Susan. The toughest card was the vest because I'm not usually one to make shaped cards nor ones with papers like I chose.

Challenge #1- Use your state flag colors.

Challenge #2- Make a Mother's Day card inspired by a piece of artwork Sandy posted.

Challenge #3- Make a vest card. I made two because the first one felt wonky. The second one is better, but this is just not my kind of card.
Second attempt is a better shape, I think. I decided to reshape the arms when I saw that some other crafters had. Changing the bottom was completely my idea and I'm proud of that.

Challenge #4- Make a card inspired by the sights and sounds of summer. Duh...watermelon!

Challenge #5- Make a card with embossing. I missed this one because I was with friends but I had embossed a few cards I'd already made, so I don't feel like I missed out.

Challenge #6- Make a card with a free bear digi. I also missed this one, but I wasn't that upset since I don't have a working printer anyway. By the time I got home, the digi wasn't available anymore, so I can't even try this after the fact.

Challenge #7- Make a love card with a stamped image. I got back in time to get one in under the wire. I had actually started this one before going out and just added the sentiment when I got home because it happened to go with the theme (unless stamping the sentiment doesn't count.)

Challenge #8- Make a card inspired by a picture of a decorative pillow that Sandy posted. This was a bonus challenge because we were only supposed to have 7, but people were clamoring for more! I did this one after midnight, so I kept it simple. The best part was that I used paste paper I made in college and have been saving for too long!

I hope OWH hosts another day of challenges like this one. It was an absolute blast to get involved and chat on UStream with other OWHers!

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