Sunday, January 15, 2012

Patterned Squares with Red, Black, and Gray

Black, white, and gray with some touches of red. The button and twill ribbon add a little texture and dimension.

I made this card for the January "three patterned papers" challenge sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs (thank you, ODBD!) to benefit Operation Write Home. My layout is today's Sketch Challenge #104, from Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and Paper Source gravel (medium gray).
  • I made my patterned paper on the computer in PowerPoint and printed it on Neenah white card stock. The patterns are letters and symbols
    o O * . \ /
    in Papyrus font, which is an interesting hand-drawn looking font. I added some red with Copic marker RV29.
  • The black edges are drawn with Copic multiliner.
  • The three layered buttons are cut with PTI Buttoned Up dies and tied with black embroidery floss. I twisted the black twill ribbon under the button to help cinch it in. Then I used a bit of foam tape to stabilize the button, which is already lifted up by the twisted ribbon.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (123)

16 comments:

Kathryn said...

Before I read your comments, I thought, "What a great card for the ODBD challenge." So glad you're entering it. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I was interested to read about your patterned paper.

Cherie said...

What a pretty card! I really like those colors. I'm glad your also including it in the ODBD challenge. It's perfect for it.

Linda said...

Love your homemade dp! Very bold! TFS!!!

Paula S. said...

Really great work at combing the sketch and the ODBD challenge. The red, white, black and gray is such a great masculine color combo too. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team
operationwritehome.org

Donna Hanley said...

This card is super nice. I love your take on the ribbon and bow. Great papers also. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

I love that twill ribbon and the color scheme is fantastic!

Cindy O said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Nancy Keller said...

Wow... Those layered buttons are great and I love this color combo!

Gina L said...

Love the mix of patterns and that button down at the bottom!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great idea to combine two challenges and that was a perfect sketch to the 3 patterned paper -

love the colros

thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Very stunning card Cindy! I love your homemade paper... very clever girl you are. Your layered button is the icing on the cake... er card!

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, my! One of my favorite color combinations! This card is terrific!

Samantha said...

2 challenges in 1! Great job and one of my favorite color combos!!

Julie said...

Love those patterns, such a cool look! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Marianne said...

Love how you made your own embellishment. Using three pattern papers is something I don't do much, you did great with the ones you choose.
Marianne
OWH Blog Team
operationwritehome.org

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and wonderful choice of pattern papers too.