Monday, November 19, 2012

OWH sketch #147

Good evening peeps! Boy this past week has been crazy, and the last couple of days even crazier. Which, of course, is making me a little crazier than normal. My biggest issue is my car... the key won't come out of the ignition. What??? Yup, my car has so many issues it's one step away from being a whole dang subscription! But enough of that; I have a cute card I want to share that I made for this Sunday's OWH sketch challenge on their blog Stars & Stamps. It also meet the requirements for last Wednesday's Midweek Throwdown Challenge  for thank you cards. Our heroes need thank you cards to send out for the holiday goodies they will get.

Here is the sketch if anyone wants to give this a try.

Normally I would run away, fast, from this sketch because of those tiny strips. You see I usually make a mess of lining up such small pieces of paper. I decided it was time to put my big girl panties on and get over it. I'm glad I did because I'm pleased at how well it turned out. I'll admit to cheating. Yup! I adhered my paper strips to a piece of white card stock making sure the tops and sides were straight. When that was done I adhered the whole piece to my card front and then added the biggest piece of paper. Voila! All those tiny strips are lined up nice and even. I used my new Tonic Studios punch I won recently to make the horizontal strip. The punch is called Doily Strip and Bazzill makes the metallic silver cardstock I used. I'm afraid I can't say who made the patterned paper or snowflake stamps. I've had both for a long time and that was back in the day when I didn't know I should be keeping track of who makes what.

I wasn't quite pleased with this card at first because the white strips of paper [blue snowflakes on a white background] were so stark against the darker paper. The white tag with a computer generated sentiment was too stark as well. I used my Marvy ink pad in Salvia Blue, by Uchida, to add some small snowflakes. I still wasn't satisfied so I sponged some of the ink on the edges, working it into the tag.  Then I softened the edges of the white paper strips the same way. Now I'm satisfied... so much easier on the eyes to look at!

Now it's time to wrap up my ramblings. Thank You so much for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. This one scared me too, Marlene, that is why I took a different route with it. I'm glad you didn't shy away from it because your card came out beautiful. I love the papers and your punched strip is the perfect touch. It was even better that you could incorporate two challenges into one. I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I love the pretty blue colors of your card! I get stumped with a sketch too and do the same thing too...just keep playing with it until it looks good to me. Great job sticking with this one because your card looks great!

  3. Love how you kept working until you liked your results! It looks great. I tend to put cards I don't love in the "bad card" pile. I should keep working, and maybe I will have results as pretty as yours!

  4. Best of luck with the car!!! Yummy card! Way to keep at it definitely worth the effort!!!