Sunday, January 27, 2013

OWH Sketch #157

I really liked today's Sunday Sketch, created by Katie, so it was easy to slip into the craft room for a few minutes to make this card.  I made some small changes, like making an extra border around the image and making the stripes wider.  It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you must follow a sketch to the letter.  If you allow yourself the freedom to make some tweaks, you will find that it's easier to use the sketch each week, especially if your supplies are limited.  Here, I left off the ribbon because it would have cut across my image in a strange way.  I compensated for that by adding a sentiment circle.  Don't forget to have fun with the sketches and put your own stamp on them!  (Pun intended.)  


The soldier stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs and is one I purchased after I won a gift certificate a few months ago.  I love all of the details and the fact that it looks just as good plain as colored.

Go ahead and post your own version of Sketch #157!
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

12 comments:

  1. I like it! And I agree with "tweaking" the sketches!

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  2. Your own "stamp" on them! That's too cute for words. Which, btw, so is this card. I love it! Really, really love it. My initial reaction was a feeling of warmth. Great Job Kathryn...

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  3. Great card...Great use of that paper and image. I love the circle sentiment...those are my faves for breaking up all the boxes! tfs!!!

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  4. Love your changes to the sketch...the circle is a nice touch! I have that stamp--I love it- you made a great card with it; love the patriotic papers you chose! And I am so very impressed with your numbers of cards sent to OWH...fabulous!

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  5. Your card is wonderful! I really love the stamp....I may have to get it. You matched your papers together so well!

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  6. What a touching card you made for this week's sketch. Love the patriotic papers and that stamp is wonderful. The circle for the sentiment is a perfect touch, because I agree, a ribbon across this image just wouldn't look right. Great job!

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  7. I really like the extra border framing the image. It makes it an even stronger focal point. Love that stamp image so much I may have to just give in and buy it. Great paper choices too. I agree about "tweaking" s sketch to work with the images/supplies you have.

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  8. This is beautiful and heart-warming. Love that extra layer of DP under the stamped serviceman. Great touch with the lil sentiment, too. TFS!

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  9. This is a fab stamp! Love your extra border, it really sets off the image nicely!

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  10. Love how you mixed the patterned papers. Well done!!!

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  11. This is gorgeous-- love the dsp you used and this stamp is awesome! I will definitely need to look into adding this one to my collection!

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  12. Awesome card Kathryn! Love the extra border and your choices of DSP. I also love how your tweaked the sketch to make it work for you. And you made a great point about tweaking. The sketch is a starting point. Your card proves you can tweak away and still keep the elements of the sketch. Nice job... and thanks so much for playing!

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