Monday, September 19, 2011

Pinks & Greens....Lovely!

I am still having fun with cards for OWH and the challenges found on their Stars & Stamps Blog.  I am working hard to get a bunch of cards together to go out the first of next week.  Yea, this will be my first and definitely not my last.  What a great group to support.  

This first card is not anything like I had imagined.  However, I must admit that this is probably one of my favorites.  It could be used as a non-traditional Christmas card or a love themed card.  It fits well with the "Tie Christmas up in a bow" challenge sponsored by May Arts.  They are a ribbon wholesaler.  If you like ribbon, and who doesn't, make sure to check their website out.  There is a ton of gorgeous ribbon to be had.

I couldn't find anything that I liked to go with the background. Then I found the sweet hearts stickers from Frances Meyer, Inc. and they were perfect.  Next, how to mount them.  Directly on the flower printed vellum didn't work as the stickers were clear and the print overpowered them.  The sentiment is one I created on a clear/white paper and have been using on Christmas cards.  It went well with the hearts and mounted on a piece of silver card stock they really seemed to work well together.  The background paper is by Making memories - Pink Small Dots.  The vellum is from Daisy D's -  Sweet Dreams Tulips.  Then it is all tied up with a white ribbon. 

These next two cards are based on the OWH sketch challenge #87.  Be sure to hop on over there and check it out too.  There are a lot of great ideas posted.  

I used the silver card stock again to mount the patterned paper.  The patterned paper is from Recollections and is in their All Seasons Paper Pad. I like to use these because it is so much easier to color coordinate as it is already done for you.  Then I used a turquoise ink from Page Craft with the sentiment stamp by Katie & Co. designed for g.  This was found in the dollar bin at my local Michaels store.  These too were tied up with a white ribbon.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a look.  
Have a wonderful and peaceful evening!


  1. Cute cards, Theresa! I love the designer papers you used for your sketch cards. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  2. All of your cards are cute, but I just love all those hearts on the first one! CUTE!

  3. Theresa your cards are great!! I really like the flowered vellum on your first card and your other two cards are so sophisticated - I like the color palate you chose!