Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ippity Chick Challenge #36

The moment I saw this sketch, I loved it.  I really need to work off sketches because my cards are entirely too plain when I don't.  This sketch gave me a good jumping off point, and then I felt like I could run with it and add some details of my own.  

Since it's an ippity challenge, I needed to use only stamps from Unity.  I chose this owl stamp because he is great to paper piece.  I love that about a lot of Unity stamps- they are large enough to piece and have thick lines so they're more forgiving when it comes to cutting!  I used papers by Cosmo Cricket as well as some kraft and cream cardstock. 

After I created the owl, I folded an envelope from a 5.5" square of kraft cardstock.  I attached the bottom flaps with ATG but I used some orange washi to hold the top closed so that the sender and recipient can open the envelope.  In the envelope, I included several small cards that increase the amount of space for writing in this card.  Since I will send this card to Operation Write Home, that's particularly important.  Our heroes can't always get other paper in the theater, so we try to make sure to maximize writing space by lining dark card bases and including extra folded paper if we make a smaller shaped card. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
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  1. What a cute card!! I recently bought a cute OWL punch from Memory Box and still have not used it...silly me! They always seems to make such cute cards.

    PS: Thanks so much for letting me know about the adorable heart image that I used on my OWH card today. I have now updated my post with thanks to you and Designed 2 Delight! I appreciate your help! :)

  2. this is so cute! Love the idea of the working envelope for additional notes!

  3. This is great, Kathryn! The owl is great pieced and I love your more masculine tones... Those man cards are hard to do!


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