Sunday, March 11, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #112

Good Sunday Evening,

Hope everyone has had a good day --  Today's sketch was a challenge for me as I don't have any oval punches.  Then I remembered I had a bird rubber stamp that I have been wanting to use that is oval.  So I fussy cut out the oval for my cards.

 I saw this stamp at Michael's along with a sample card to make.  So I copied some of the ideas from that sample using today's sketch and added a couple of touches of my own.

The first card I did in kraft, tans, off white, brown and black.  I actually made a boo boo on the bird oval -- I heat embossed the bird so that I could color the background with some lumiere acrylic paint but low and behold -- it turned out a bit too purple so I set it aside and made another embossed oval with the bird for the brown card.    Then after I finished the brown card -- I kept looking at my purple oval and thought -- why not make a purple card -- so below is the results.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon S.

Both card I used SU card stock; Bird Cage Stamp by Stampendous
The Bird oval is by Hampton Art.  The polka dot is
from Studio 45.  I used SU smooch spritz sprays pearl
and bronze.  MS pearl accents and I made the hat pins
from straight pins and beads.


Jen said...

Love the purple version! Very pretty!

Holly Iossa (Homeschool Homestead) said...

I really like both of these cards. I was trying to figure out a way to make a oval. I can't cut straight. You did a great job. Really like the pins too!

Nancy Keller said...

So pretty! I love the colors!

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty cards and a wonderful job on your fussy cutting. That colors are so nice in both cards. I love the antique feel.

Ellen said...

Beautiful cards! I love both of them. They have such a wonderful vintage feel to them!

Julie said...

These are both great! I love that birdcage stamp you used to create your background. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Margaret said...

Both cards turned out great. I really like the purple one. That is a great stamp too.

SusanS said...

Very pretty cards! I really like that you salvaged your first oval into another beautiful card. Yea!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I just love this card!!

Linda said...

I don't have an oval punch either and I kick myself alot. Both cards are very pretty! TFS!!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful cards, loving that purple and all of the details. Awesome image and DP.

Paula S. said...

These are both beautiful! I particularly like the ivory, black and kraft but.... the purples and pinks are nice too. :)