Don't know about your neck of the woods, but it's snowing here.... again. Beginning to think this winter is never going to end. And, I'm sure the scale will show just how brutal the weather has been when I go to the doctor's office this week. LOL... but I probably won't be laughing on Wednesday. :)
Before I get to today's cards, a quick reminder that the Oscar-inspired Words 2 Scrap By challenge went live yesterday. Hope you'll check it out.
And, congrats to Donna, Linda, and Jen M. for winning the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog candy!
Card 1: T is for Thanks
When I first say this Stampin' Up background stamp, I immediately started thinking about all the letters and words I could make for OWH: F is for FRIEND, P is for PATRIOT, H is for HERO, S is for SMILE, H is for HELLO, M is for MISS YOU... Well, guess you get the idea.
So, here's the first of what could be a series of cards. This thank you card was made for this month's ODBD challenge.
To create the sentiment, I made a 2 by 2 table in a Word doc. Next, I merged the cells in the first column. Then, I played with fonts, font sizes, and text placement in each cell. The strip behind the sentiment was fussy cut from a piece of designer paper.
Card 2: A Father is...
The card below was made for this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown using the same designer paper.
|Bo Bunny Mama-razzin2, Recollection black cardstock|
computer-generated sentiment on Crate Paper Rose Garden
SU brads, Paper Smooches ribbons
Recollections foam adhesive
Okay, let me start by saying that I really, really like this card. When I read the challenge was to use teal or turquoise, I immediately thought of the papers in this collection. And, since I wanted to use this quote, I knew the photo theme of the paper would be perfect.
When I started playing around with the papers, I ended up using the turquoise/teal as the paper that frames and pops the elements -- using the browns, blacks, and tans to complement the fatherly sentiment. But, when I revisited the post to get the link to the challenge, I saw that turquoise/teal was supposed to be the MAIN color. OOPS! Sorry about that, Allison. Hope you'll accept this little card anyway.
Card 3: A Patriotic Thanks
The card below was inspired by today's OWH Sketch.
Choosing different patterns to go next to one another in vertical strips is not a strong suit. So, I used one pattern, alternating the direction of the stars/arrows. Moreover, I went with just two widths and a symmetric layout.
But, I was more creative when it came to the ribbon treatment. The patriotic ribbon, which was red, white, and blue, was sponged in Distress Ink antique linen.
Soooo looking forward to the Oscars! Even took a vacation day for tomorrow for a celebratory mini movie marathon. :)
Enjoy your Sunday. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!