Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Masculine Card

The December Our Daily Bread challenge over at Operation Write Home is for masculine cards, and for some reason I always think of scenes from nature when I think of cards for the guys. The mountains are a stamp by PSX, and the trees are by Art Impressions. I colored the background with Distress Inks.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just Because

If this photo looks blurry to you, please let me know in the comments. The original photo is in focus, but as I view it here in the Blogger app, it looks blurry. Sorry about that.

This is for my parents. I try to send them a card every couple of weeks. I used the Operation Write Home sketch #201, which I like quite a lot and plan to use again soon, to start building up a stock of cards for OWH. The stamp is by Art Impressions, and the heart-shaped brad was a gift. I sponged dark green ink onto the green and white gingham paper to cut down on the brightness of the white, and used the same ink to stamp the house and the sentiment (Hero Arts).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Out from Under

I finally have my Christmas cards more or less under control, and was able to take the time to make another card for my pen pal Tom B. (His Christmas card went out last week). This card uses Operation Write Home's sketch #202. The gray plaid is very old Keeping Memories Alive paper, the embossing folder used on the blue paper is by Darice. The yarn was a sample of the always-fabulous Malabrigo sock yarn. The branches are part of a larger tree stamp by Art Impressions, and the birds are clear stickers by an unknown company. I used Distress Inks to ink the circle.