Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crate Paper, Hero Arts and Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge


This is my card based on the weekly sketch on Operation Write Homes card blog - Stars and Stamps.
the sketch called for 3 different strips of paper on the card front.  I always have so many troubles making sure everything is lined up correctly that I do the cheater version.  One piece and a matted piece down the middle gives basically the same look and I did not sweat getting everything straight.  I really like how the colors and paper came together - now I wish I had big sheets of this paper - I only had the 6 x 6 pad.  The paper is by Crate Paper, Sentiment is by Hero Arts and ribbon is by Offray.  The pearls are from the Dollar Store in Canada - thank you Ivanka. 

Cindy was talking about distressing - so I got out my Tonic distresser and stressed up the edges of all the paper.  It gives it a very cool finish.

Everyone have a wonderful day - Packers this afternoon and the Brewers tonight - I hope the Brewers pull off two wins since they are home so they can go to the World Series.

6 comments:

Carol L said...

This is very pretty with all those distressed edges! I'd be challenged to use this dp, but you've created a gorgeous card here! NJ!

StampTramps said...

The distressing was really the perfect addition to this card. Wish I would have thought of the cheater method for this one, I had some troubles getting everything lined up too.

Linda said...

Gorgous card with that wonderful distressing! YUM-MY!!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous paper and the distressing makes it look awesome!

Kathryn said...

Love the "cheater" version. My design could have benefited from this clever idea. :)

Julie said...

Awesome card, Barb! I love the distressing and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!