If you've come over from the Stars and Stamps blog, welcome! If not, why not go over and check out the Sunday Sketch? I promise it's a good one!
I was pleased to make the samples for this Sunday's Sketch which is #104 and marks two years of sketches. Recently, I challenged myself to use every OWH sketch at least once during 2012. There will be 156 at the end of the year, which works out to an average of 2 per week. I can definitely do that!
I made a bunch of samples for this sketch, but only sent a couple over to Julie for the blog. The first three cards below were featured on the blog.
In this first card, I used a long-retired set by SU called "All Natural," a Sizzix embossing folder, spotted ribbon by Offray, and a half pearl by Studio 112. The ribbon is nice and flat for mailing because it doesn't have a knot. I simply punched two holes and wove the ribbon through. Start with the right side of the card face up and place the ends of the ribbon through the card, front to back. Turn the card over and weave the loose ends to the front through the opposite holes. If you're using printed ribbon, twist it so the pattern shows. That's it!
The second card is my favorite! It uses images from the Celebration set by Inkadinkado, white ribbon by Offray, pink embossing powder by A la Mode, Versamark, patterned music paper from the Performance Stack by DCWV, and a paperclip from Staples.
This card features paper flowers and patterned papers from Making Memories Noteworthy collection. The brads are by Colorbok and the ribbon from Target.
There was a weekly tutorial at the beginning of the year that recapped a lot of previous tutorials and inspired me to complete this sketch with these tiny pinwheels. The papers are by K&Co from the Americana line and the stamp is from Studio G. Unfortunately, the twine I used is far from cooperative, so this card ended up a bit thicker than I would like it to be. I needed to look for something thinner. I reworked the card with blue ribbon and it will be much easier to mail.
This last card is just a simple example of how this card can make it easy to use a variety of patterned papers. I am not great at matching colors, so I tend to pick up a stack if I want coordinated colors without a headache. These papers from KI Memories Paisley Parade made a simple spring colors card. Ribbon by Making Memories.
Thanks so much for visiting. Are you going to play along this year and try to make a card for every OWH sketch? Leave a comment letting me know what your goals are for 2012. :) Please follow my blog so you can see all the sketches this year!
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695