Monday, November 19, 2012

More Cards

 I've been busy making cards lately - I'm hoping to send these to Operation Write Home in time for Valentine's Day. This first card uses the newest sketch, #147. In the photo the border of the heart looks darker than it does in real life, but not by much. I wonder if I should stamp it again, using a brown that's not quite so dark. Heart stamp is by Posh Impressions, sentiment by Darcies. Patterned paper is ancient Hot Off the Press.
 This card features a kitty from Eat Cake Graphics. Sentiment is Hero Arts. The lavender paper is HOTP (same booklet as the previous card) and Close to My Heart made the pink lattice patterned paper. I punched out the heart and coated it with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Kitty was colored with watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen.
The stamps here are also Eat Cake Graphics (girl with kitty, window) and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. Red patterned paper is from Keeping Memories Alive (also well aged in the stash). The coloring was done with BIC markers.

I'm enjoying all these cards but I do have knitting projects I need to work on. I cut my finger on Friday while making dinner, so it might be rather awkward (tip of the left pinky) but I should give it a try. These gifts are not going to knit themselves, and the elves are apparently busy elsewhere.

6 comments:

Julie w/OWH said...

Sweet cards, Amy! Love the soft yellows you used for your sketch card. Always nice to have a break from pink and red for Valentines! Thanks for joining us in this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very cute cards.

cindyann said...

The subtle colors in your sketch card are so pretty. And the cats really work for me in the others!

Linda said...

great cards...really love the sentiment on the firt. The last is sweet! tfs!!!

Kepanie said...

The last one is my fave! It totally reflects the sentiment. I love how you boldly layer patterned paper upon one another.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the quilted look of the OWH Sketch card - really pretty!