Friday, January 27, 2012


OMG I have a really BAD case of Spring Fever! The temperatures have been in the 60’s for a couple of days with sunshine making it feel just like spring.  I know, winter is going to come back with a vengeance soon, but for now, I’m going to enjoy this weather!

Today’s card is another one for challenges at Operation Write Home  and Stamp School. Please if you have not checked out OWH do so now. We need experienced cardmakers to help supply handmade cards to our troops so they have nice cards to send home to their loved ones.


This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 A2 size card (to fit the OWH requirements) made of Craftwell and K&Company card stock and paper. I just love K&C’s Life’s Journey DSP with the beautifully rich colors.                 


That sweet stamp set is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.  I just love how delicate and tiny the stamps are. You can see how detailed they are even though they are very small.


I had so much fun with the Belleek Pottery challenge at SCS I decided to use the same technique for the bottom half of the card.  I used Celadon VersaColor to make the negative areas darker than the raised areas.


I also used the RST set inside to coordinate with the front of the card. Some ric rak, Liquid Pearls and flowers finish it off.

Complete instructions for this card are listed below, so if you want all the details, please scroll down.

Now for the challenge details:

Over at OWH Stars and Stamps our challenge theme this week is Glitterfree bling!  We challenge you to make cards that have bling without using glitter for our heroes to send home to their family and friends!

And at Stamp School, it is a sketch challenge from my friend Judy Rozema.  I just love this sketch!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my card today and will leave comments before you leave! Thanks for stopping by….





  • Craftwell cardstock
    • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 dark brown folded for base
    • 4 x 5 1/4 light blue embossed
    • 2 3/4 x 5 /1/4 deep purple/red
  • K&Company Life’s Journey
    • 2 1/2 x 5 
    • 1 5/8 x 2 1/8 (x3)
  • Watercolor scrap for sentiment


  • VersaColor
    • Old Rose
    • Atlantic
    • Celadon
    • Olive
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain


  • Big Shot
    • Sizzix Sizzlits Heart #2
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Ticket punch
  • EK Success  corner rounder


  • Light blue ric-rak
  • Liquid Pearls – Bisque
  • Prima flower
  • Mark Richards Fluerettes


  1. Cut all paper
  2. Use Big Shot and Sizzlits heart with watercolor paper to cut heart shape (the watercolor paper gives it great body and texture)
  3. Stamp heart with RST stamp set and sentiment
  4. Use Judy’s instructions to make the Belleek inspired background using the light blue card stock and Cuttlebug embossing folder with Celadon ink on 1/2 of the folder front.
  5. Use the corner stamp to clip one top and one (opposite side) bottom corner on the 3 small rectangles.
  6. Assemble all of the papers onto the card base
  7. Use dimensionals to attach the heart sentiment
  8. Add ric-rak, flowers and Liquid Pearls
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