Saturday, February 4, 2012

An Out of This World Birthday

I tweaked this card from an earlier one I did this week for Operation Write Home.  Once I got the layout down I decided to "amp it up" a bit.  I really liked this stamp set, Little Boys Toys from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, when I spotted it, knowing it would be great for paper piecing.
The card base is SU Night of Navy; the edge is cut with an SU edgelit and embossed with their new embosslit.  The other 3 edges of the card are scored with the Simply Scored from SU.  I improved my clouds from the first card, making them whispy and ethereal, rather than "day time" fluffy.  After all, this is space!  They are lightly inked around the edges.  The moon is Barely Banana and embossed with a CB ef.  The edges are sponged with So Saffron.

The spacecraft is scrap dp and parts of it are layered on pop dots.  This makes such a difference from the original flat, single layer card. 
Thanks for stopping by!  As always, your comments and constructive criticisms are welcome and appreciated.

Back again, this time with the latest challenge from the OWH blog skip.  The challenge is to make a Clean and Simple (or CAS) card.  I took my inspiration from Sheila on the blog skip.   This CAS technique is to cut mulitples of a single die or punch and glue the layers together, creating what I call a faux chipboard piece. 
 In this case, I cut 2 flourishes in white followed by the top layer in Very Vanilla.  For the "flower", or Spellbinder scalloped circle die, I cut 5 in white and the top layer in Very Vanilla.  The edges of the card are scored. The sentiment is stamped in an old SU stamp from All Year Cheer.
I love this technique- it is easy and fun, albeit time-intensive.  Using this technique gives you a great monochromatic card.

Thanks for stopping by!  As usual comments are greatly appreciated!


  1. your CAS card is fantastic - and so is the space card - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

  2. Your mother's day card is just amazingly beautiful.

  3. I wondered how you did the navy layer on the space card- thanks for clearing that up for me! It's full of great details. And the cream card is just scrumptious!

  4. The white on white is stunning in this CAS card and the sentiment is gorgeous. Terrific combination!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team


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