Saturday, February 12, 2011
OWH Kit SKIP
Good morning – welcome to the first Operation Write Home SKIP – you say – what is a SKIP – a SKIP – is a mini HOP. OWH has wonderful blog hops but with a SKIP 10 card makers are going to focus in on a certain creative idea, a specific product, etc.
This SKIP was a kit challenge. I sent the same kit to 10 people. The kit included 4different patterned papers that coordinate and the same stamped image. It will be interesting to see how each of us make our card. We could use our own embellishments, ribbon, card base, etc.
I colored my image with Copics. I matched the color of my flower to the purple that is in the patterned paper. I used Bazzill cardstock for my card base. I die cut my image with one of my Spellbinders. I then chalked the background of my stamped image so it wasn’t so bare or stark white. I learned this in a class – I really like the softness of the chalked sky.
I had bought a new Spellbinder set and wanted to use it on the card – that is the green on the bottom of the card. I matted the colored image with one of the patterned papers. I left an extra large area on top of the mat. I wanted to add some trim or ribbon in this area. The trim I decided on was a pleated ribbon. I adhered it with red line tape. I cut a narrow strip of paper to cover the top of the ribbon. When I placed all the layers on the card base – the card base looked flat – so I used a background stamp and just stamped with Versamark on the card front – it adds some depth or design to the plain colored base.
I added a brad on each side of the image. I pop dotted the image to give it a little depth. I placed a sticker on the same color paper as my bottom mat and pop dotted it also. I really like how my card turned out.
I hope you are excited to continue on the skip to see how everyone else made their cards. I can’t wait. I saw one of the cards a couple weeks ago – it is fantastic.
Here are all the wonderful ladies who are participating in the skip. You will go to visit Yolanda next.
Stars and Stamps
I know that after the skip you will be excited to know we have a blog hop coming up. You can click on this link to go read the information about the hop and sign up to participate. I think I already know (well kinda) what I am going to do.
If you have any ideas for SKIPS – please share them with me – I am your OWH SKIP coordinator.
Now get going – SKIP. I do have two kits that I will be giving away to people who leave comments on my post.
Card size: 4.25 x 5.5
Card base: Bazzill cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye
Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs
Trim: Maya Road
Brads: American Crafts
Sticker: SRM Stickers