Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop 2012


Welcome to my blog over the OWH Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop 2012.  I am so excited to participate in this event for the third time.  I hope you will enjoy today's bloghop and get inspired to make cards for the Troops and their families while remembering those who sacrficed their lives for our freedom.  Please click the above banner to start the hop.

I used OWH S&S Sketch #90 for my card. 

Hero Arts "Antique Background",  Stampin' Up! sentiment
Stampin' Up! new color ink "Midnight Muse"
Stampin' Up! card stock
Crackle accents, pearl, dimensionals

Are you interested in a new technique to create a cool background?  Please click this link to my previous post:  my Brayering Off technique

Finally, I have a giveaway for one of lucky commenters to celebrate my 3rd Blogoversary and OWH Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop.

Giveaway consists of Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper, a stamp set, some seambinding ribbons.  A winner will be announced on May 28, 2012.  Please leave your comments and contact info. on this post.


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Friday, May 25, 2012

OWH S&S MWT Challenge - with Love

Stampin' Up! stamp set and sentiment,
card stock, colored card stock,
new ink color "Primerose Petals",
embossing folder,
white embossing powder, pearls
and ribbon,
Versamark watermark inkpad

You might want to see how I did with the background of heart before I embossed the image with white embossing powder HERE on my previous post.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #121 & more

I played my Brayering Off Technique with other embossing folders and created this beautiful(!!!) card.  I had so much fun and added some photos to share here.  Hope you will have a fun, too.

Here are what I played with.

Note for Punch Tip:  You just punch out two pieces of 1/3 shape from this punch when you want to add a border.  This way you don't need to cut a whole shape in half and trim off.

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Brayering Off Tutorial & OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #122


Those OWHers who wanted to learn this technique, here you go. If you didn't see my card that I made by using this technique, HERE is the link to my previous post. 

Oh my..... it took me so long time to complete this tutorial. I hope everyone of you would enjoy and try this technique. It's not complicated at all but needed some practice.

Brayering Off Technique (I just named it since I haven't found the same technique.)
and a card that I made to enter OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #122

Note: No Step 7 in error.

UPDATE:  I added more on my next post.  Hope you will check them out, too.  Any embossing folders that you have would work fine.  Hope you will give it a try. 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stampers Best OWH Blog Skip

Welcome to Stampers Best OWH Blog Skip.  I am happy to particpate in it.  I have several stamp sets from Stampers Best.  I am working on more cards to share with you.  Here is the first one that I made for the start.  This stamp set is "Band of Brothers" rubber stamp.   I embossed the background with "stars" embossin folder and inked by brayer. For the stamped image, I created a background cardstock by my "brayering off technique".  I am getting so excited about this technique.  I searched on the internet but I didn't see the same technique yet.  Hope you will enjoy it.

My second card.    This is a stamp set designed by Sandy Allnock, "OWH Ciara in Camouflage Rubber Stamp".  I colored with Copics.  I think that Ciara's color came out a little bit darker than real in this photo.  Sentiment stamp set "Miss You" is also from Stampers Best that I only stamped one part of it.  Original sentiment is "I did 3 things today miss you, miss you, & miss you!"  I like it all together but I didn't have enough space to stamp on. 

My third card. I used the stamp set "Hero Panels Rubber Stamp Set".  I heat embossed the stamped image and colored with Copics.  I draw pencil lines for the "HERO" word to show.  I added a embossed star sticker on the big star.  I think this is a great stamp set for the OWH cards.

Stampers Best is offering some specials this weekend for the hop. Please check it out.  This is the link to:
To go to the BEGINNING of the hop click here:

To go to the NEXT stop on the hop CLICK HERE:
Natasha Hensel

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

OWH S&S Midweek Throwdown: Patriotic

* This sentiment is a digital stamp from Paula.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012