Sunday, September 9, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #137


     Here I am again with another sketch challenge card for Operation Write Home.  I am so excited to see my container filling with cards to send off to our hero's!  This week is also Paper Smooches week, on the Stars and Stamps Blog.  Here is the sketch that we are to follow.

      This card is created on an Amuse base, and the designer paper of choice is Basic Grey.  Yes, I love BG papers!  I used two Gina K. Designs stamp sets on my card.  The first is called Heartfelt, designed by Theresa Momber.  The second is called Various Verses, and has some wonderful font sentiments.  Coloring is with Copics, and SU! inks.  My scallop was created with an SU! slit punch, and I added a few red pearls as accents.


     My second card is just a bonus post, also created with a Gina K. Design stamp set, by Theresa Momber.  It is called Vogue Vases.  I stamped directly onto a digital panel that I printed out, made an extra vase to coat in Glossy Accents, and pop up.  I cut and applied a champagne pearl flourish. A simple card, but I hope one of our soldiers find it just right to send home to someone special.

     Thanks goodness our area was spared from the violent storms yesterday.  Who would have ever thought that there would be 2 tornado's outside of NYC!  How insane is that!  It is such a lovely day, today, that all my windows are open.  It's been months since I could do that!  Thanks for spending a little time with me.

16 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Two more great cards from you Mary Anne. I love the colors and the image on your first card. Your second card is just a nice as can be. Terrific way to do the vase. Our heroes will definitely love both of these cards as will the recipients.

Erika said...

Ooooooh..your vase is soo pretty! Love that glossy accents you added. The coloring on your squirrel is great too!

Carol L said...

Two great cards today, WTG! I haven't even thought about what to do with the OWH sketch yet! LOL Love that squirrel on the fence, and the vase of flowers is beyond beautiful! NJ!

Linda said...

WTG on the first card! Fun yet pretty love the scene! The second card is super pretty! TFS!!!

Jen said...

Very pretty cards, Mary Anne! I love the squirrel and your vase on the second card is lovely!

Betty Benton said...

Love the fall card with the sassy little squirrel! And the one with the vase is beautiful -- sure to please!

Barb said...

Love the card and BG papers too

Olga said...

both are gorgeous, man I love the first one, he's so darn cute!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

That squirrel is so cute....and love your vase card! Enjoyed your previous posts that I missed...you've inspired me to get back over to OWH (-:

Carolyn Mendoza-Canales said...

Squirrel! lol, very cute card!! Love those leaves too!


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catdidit said...

Too cute! Love the squirrel sitting on the fence! And the bling swirls on the 2nd, perfect little touch!

~ Kathy said...

You were busy this weekend! such variety, and lovely as usual! (can you call a squirrel lovely??? {grin})

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
That box is filling up quickly, these are two wonderful additions. Love the squirrel one.

JD said...

Both cards are beautifully done!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Mary Anne! I just love the falling leaves on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Janice M said...

More cute cards! Love that squirrel on the fence and i like that layout too.