Friday, June 8, 2012


Hi girlies! Happy, happy Friday! I hope you have enjoyed a wonderfully crafty week. I know I have!

I have two cards to share today that are both inspired by Operation Write Home’s* sketch challenge. I got my new Copics and spent some time coloring (My DH thinks I have reverted back to my childhood).

I think I am going to enjoy doing this! Hambo Stamps Many Tanks stamp set is so cute. I used Distress Ink to shade the area around the tanks and the sentiment and Copics on the tanks.

The “polka dot” background is green card stock that is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Before embossing, I rubbed brown ink on the negative part of the folder to make the dots show up more.  This will be one of my AnyHero cards in my next box of cards.

5.5 x 4.25″

  • STAMPS: Hambo Stamps
  • PAPER: Craftwell card stock
  • TOOLS: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Big Shot
  • INK: Copics markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Really Reasonable Ribbon

    This next card turned out better than I expected. Don’t you love it when that happens?

    The puppy in the middle is Fred from Rubber Stampede. The puppies in the corners, the paw prints and the sentiment are all from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Liquid Pearls were added around the edges of the focus panel.  The black panel under it was cut with a Spellbinders Lacy Square.The same technique as the card above was used on the base white card stock. Black specialty paper was used. It has a shiny finish and is just gorgeous on this card. The border punch is Martha Stewart and a grey Washi tape was attached to the strip. 

    Copics were used for all coloring and Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping. 

    5.5 x 4.25″

  • STAMPS: Rubber Stamp Tapestry; Elaine's Beetle Baby Peg Stamp – Mini , Pawprints Peg Stamp – Tiny , Thinking of You Peg Stamp – Mini ; Rubber Stampede Fred
  • PAPER: Craftwell card stock, I don’t know the brand of the black paper
  • TOOLS: Big Shot, Spellbinders Lacey Square, Martha Stewart border punch. Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • INK: Copics markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Really Reasonable Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Recollections flower brad.


    Operation Write Home’s Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #124:

    I also made this card for:
    Mynnette’s Spread the L-O-V-E challenge:


    *Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
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