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OWH Sketch Challenge #233

I hadn’t done an OWH sketch challenge in awhile, so I wanted to sit down and make a card despite the fact that the next couple weeks are going to be BUZY with our daughter’s wedding and all!

Since I’d cut so many butterflies the other day, I decided to use a few more. The top section under the butterflies is a piece of vellum.

I had a chance to play with my Cuttlebug again and embossed some little flowers on the white background and put some tiny stones in the center of three of them.

Since I didn’t get my sentiment as centered as I liked, maybe I’ll fix that on another card. Amazing how photography tells all!

 

Sailor Boy Card

I couldn’t resist posting a picture of the latest card. The coastal image of the little boy with his toy boat is from The Graphics Fairy.

I printed a compass rose on the card and embellished with items from my stash and the wheel from a Navy set of embellishments from a local craft shop.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!

Vintage Typewriter Romantic Card

I love vintage typewriters and so this was a fun card to make. The inspiration actually came from Paper Crafts Magazine May/June 2013 that I picked up from our local library.

Here are the typewriters that I used.

1. Left: From Old Design Shop
2. Middle: From Old Design Shop
3. Right: From Old Design Shop

I copied these into MS Word and printed them out on kraft cardstock in “almost” black. Various other designer papers complete the card. At the top of the middle card I used an x-acto knife to cut an opening for my typewriter paper. Later I found that I have a better paper for that, and a different idea for the embellishment. More on that later…

So Sweet Baby Card

I couldn’t resist this cute baby in the tub with her duck that I found on Old Design Shop. All the images in the collection are from a 1914 issue of The Ladies’ World magazine and all of them are amazing. I can’t wait to try them all. Getting the card to come together with my “what do I have on hand” philosophy was a bit of a challenge, I think a nice lacy border punch is on my wish list. And I need a bow somewhere. What do you think?

Vintage Cream Cap Handcrafted Card

For the Coffee Lover in You

This was a fun card to put together and I love the old cream cap images that I found on Old Design Shop. Once I decided how I was going to do this card, it came together quite easily.

  • I started with a base of dark brown and layered vintage catalog designer paper.
  • Then I added a panel of red that I rounded with the corner rounder.
  • A layer of dark chocolate brown was machine stitched by machine.
  • I sized and layered the cream cap image with a red scalloped circle and a brown circle.
  • I typed out a sentiment on the computer in brown text and highlighted the words cream and coffee with different texts. I clipped the ends for a banner
  • All of this was attached to a kraft card base.

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