Monday, September 3, 2012

OWH Sketch #136 with a Twist


      This will be my first time playing along with any of the Operation Write Home Sketches and Challenges. This is VCMP Challenge #6.  It sure was a fun one!  I also like the twist that was thrown in to use your punches.  I used a diamond punch that has no maker marking, and a daisy punch from Family Treasures.


     My card base is PL, Innocent Pink card.  The sides were embossed with a Cuttlebug border folder.  I rubbed the tops of the embossing with TH Picket Fence Distress Stain, to make it pop.  My center panel was scraps from my bin.  I believe the stripe paper is DCWV.  I added my punches, and created my sentiment  panel, and stamped it with a saying from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Green pearls adorn the daisies.

     It is raining in PA.... actually, we have flash flood warnings.  Even the dog won't leave the front porch!  Enjoy what is left of your holiday!

11 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty! Love the embossing!

StampTramps said...

Darn! I was going to say exactly what the other Pattie Sue said!

Olga said...

this is aw dropping gorgeous!!!!! love every thing bout it!!!! Thouhgt it was gonna rain here but none so far today!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!!! Great use of the sketch!

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, This card is phenomenal. I love the diamonds with the flowers. Your embossing and paper choices are just fabulous. I find this to be a very pretty, cheery card. I am so glad to see you participating in an OWH as I'm sure everyone else is. Hope to see more of you. Enjoy your upcoming week. We are getting your rain tomorrow night.

Carol L said...

Welcome aboard the OWH challenge train! Toot! Toot! You did such a great job with this sketch too! I love those diamonds and especially those embossed borders - WOW! I L.O.V.E. the sentiment too!!!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

So very nice! Love your take on that sketch...Embossing really makes it pop

Linda said...

Super duper job on the sketch. I absolutely love the diamonds as a frame for the flowers...now I want a diamond punch! Your card is perfect! TFS!!!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This reminds me of peppermint twist, which I love. LOL Very Cute

Julie said...

Great card, Mary Anne! I love the background embossing and the color combination! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Anne said...

I love this card. It is so unique with the diamonds. I wish you knew the name of the manufacturer. The embossing really sets it off. It's beautiful and sunny in north Florida today.