Saturday, August 6, 2011

OWH Sketch

Hello Hello!

I'm back (I can't take credit for two days in a row of posting, this one is pre-scheduled because I'm actually working a double as you read this :) with a card I made for Operation Write Home. The wonderful Julie sent me this lovely sketch to work with.

Gorgeous, right?!
Here is what I came up with

I cut a piece of white to a standard sized card then rubbed on some barn door distress ink. For the main panel I used spellbinders labels eight. I cut one in white, then traced the die to get the border in black. I stamped Hero Arts Musical Background in Black Soot.

For the hearts I actually traced some chipboard hearts onto white cardstock and cut them out (it's the greedy crafter in me I get use up all of what I love) For the solid heart I stamped polka dots (Oriental Trading, Fruit salad) with white them heat embossed with white. I colored the entire heart with barn door.

The open heart I colored with barn door but them covered the whole thing with versamark and utee. Once the utee was melted down I added another layer ( I think I added 3 total) to get that great shine. With OWH cards glitter is a big no-no so finding other ways to add texture is always a good idea. The partial scallop border is just a couple of small circles punched out of black cardstock.

I wrapped the whole panel with grey DMC floss, added a button and a bow. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Classic Messages. Thinking of you cards are always big winners at OWH.

Thanks for stopping by to see my contribution! A big THANKS to OWH for all that they do for our Heroes and allowing me to participate on their blog :)


  1. Beautiful card and perfect for OWH! Love the sheet music background. Always wonderful to share inspiration with others who participate with OWH! Thanks.

  2. That's a great sample card you made for this week's sketch challenge! I LOVE that high-gloss heart accent and the music-themed dp. Nice job on the sketch challenge!