Sunday, October 7, 2012

More OWH cards

This one is Edwin and was colored awhile back, so alas, no copics listed. I made this card from one of my scrap packs that I put together for the last card class I took. The idea was to take your scrap paper and put it together to make a card with (you could put it in baggies or clip them) and then when you are ready to work, it is all picked out and you don't waste time looking through all your paper. I can tell you it worked super well for me. I put together all of the loose small cardstock. Made a couple of cards with the same papers and have another one left to make before I toss the tiny left overs. I just found a pack that went with the image I had colored. Got to tell you that "card creator" die set (I bought both the A & B) is just the best thing since sliced bread!! It takes a little learning curve to know which one you want to cut, but the cuts are perfect, making putting them together so easy. You will find them and a video about them at stampingscrapping.com. Edwin's hat would have been cut off so I  used that technique about cutting around the part you don't want to cut and placing the die behind it. If you do a search on youtube for out of bounds nestibilities you might find the video. That is the newer peacock distress ink. Love that color
This is the second card made with the same paper. I had colored the center square previously. It is a stamp. Love it and never had quite the place to put it! Of course you recognize the technique for the background. Again, I used the card creator dies! Sure made this card easy.








Awhile back I bought some of that sticky backed canvas in the ATC (artist's trading card) size just to try it. I used Tim Holtz stain and really didn't like the result. Until I put this card together! The butterflies were made with that Hero Arts punch and die set of butterflies. I do use that one a whole lot. The strips above and below are Tim Holtz stamping cardstock that I colored oh so subtley with distress inks. That cardstock is so absolutely beautiful to work on that I hoard it!! Normally I wouldn't put rust and pink together but somehow it seemed to work here. Guess it's because there is every color of the rainbow!!

I cut a bunch of Tim Holtz snowmen out and they have a snowflake on the same die, so I had a lot of them. Decided to just make a design with them. Sprayed the front with a sparkly spray, but it really doesn't show much, even in real life. Just a clean and simple card.



This tag with the cows was made on the computer in MSWord. Learned how at creativepassionclasses.com in the free got glue class!! It was such a fun class that I can hardly wait for her new one to start and its a pay class!! Anyhow, it was done in a program I had and also in photoshop elements which I didn't have but am now thinking about. The cow images are a digital stamp that I can't remember where I bought. Then we have some flourishes that I found had fallen out of their package and decided to use, punched out a couple little hearts and that is another butterfly from the same Hero Arts set. Not a usual layout, but I think its ok.
I did actually download a couple more, but blogger isn't going to let me upload anymore today. Sorry - I will try again soon and maybe add some more for you to see. Lots going on besides trying to get OWH cards mailed. So hugs to you all, Barb F



11 comments:

Peggie said...

Great group of cards. Love how on one you used the striped paper up and down and on the other diagonally.

Danielle said...

Great cards... I really like the simplicity of the snowflake one, too... and using up those "extra" cuts is always great.

Paper Tails said...

Lovely cards! You have definitely been very busy.....

Karen

Sheri said...

I love how much you put into your cards!! I can tell you have such fun making them!! Great job!

Rene said...

Fantastic...especially love the "all you need is love" one!
Rene :D

..Karen said...

Wow! You have been busy! They are beautiful! : )

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Cute cards, all so nice. Great coloring.
Hugs Doreen

Linda Palmer said...

Love your design! Great coloring and such a fun card. Love that Edwin.

Kelly Neis said...

You have been making some awesome cards lately. I am glad they are going to great places like Operation Write Home. They are going to love them.

cabio's craft corner said...

What a busy lady you are Barb. Each of these cards is beautiful. Great coloring pick and the desigs are so delightful :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Patti Jo said...

Wonderful work you have been creating for a worthy cause Barb! I'm sure they are much appreciated!