Monday, August 20, 2012

OWH Sketch #134

Happy Monday peeps! Yesterday a new Operation Write Home was posted on their blog Stars and Stamps. It's a great sketch and I knew right away what I wanted to make. Unfortunately, in my eyes, it's a card fail. You know what I mean... it looks so fabulous in your head but the finished product, yeah not so much!

Don't get me wrong, I really like the way it turned out. And I know
someone will love it... I just don't love it. The brightness of the yellow just isn't workin for me. I'm not a Bold color person. I'm more of the Softer Vintage color type. Sooooo, this card really pushes me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and go for it.

I got the focal stamp, and other kitchen related stamps, back in the spring. The background stamp on the yellow has a repeat pattern of rolling pins, measuring spoons, and measuring cups. I used a slightly darker shade of yellow ink and it helped tone down  the plain yellow cardstock. It's not very noticeable but it works for me. Of course I had to get the utensil brads because, well... I loved them!

Supply list:
Stamps - by Great Impressions #s G356 and H 193
Cardstock - by Bazzill in red, blue, yellow
Ribbon - my stash
Brads - Eyelet Outlet

Thanks for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. I love it Marlene - and I am a bold color person :) Those brads are too adorable. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  2. This think this card is really cute! Love the watermark background and the stamp images are great.

  3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and someone will really love this card, as it indicates the home-cooking so many are missing while so far from home! Great job!

  4. No, no, no! It's not too bright! The images and that red and white checked paper remind me of old fifties diners, which always used those eye-popping colors to wake people up. I think it's just perfect, as as Carol said, home cooking is always one of the things at the top of troops' miss list! So, it's not a card fail, but a major card success!!

  5. Way to push yourself. The colora are perfect with the image! TFS!!!

  6. Love all those little embellishments you found for this card.