Sunday, January 29, 2012

Two Cards with Stripes and Circles

Two similar cards, using up some (very old) patterned paper, for this week's Sketch Challenge #106 on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog. The paper is, well, not very subtle, which is why it got so old in my stash. I just let it be itself.

Card details:
  • Card stock (left) is Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (medium aqua) and Paper Source (PS) peacock (dark turquoise), and reverse side of striped paper (light red). Card stock (right) is PS curry (gold) and spruce (dark green), and reverse side of striped paper (light green). I don't know the name of the striped papers.
  • Circles are a combination of EK Success circle punches and PTI 2.5" limitless layers circle dies. Starting from the center: 5/8" punch (medium aqua or gold), 1" punch (dark turquoise or dark green), 2" scalloped punch (striped), 2-1/4" plain punch (dark turquoise or dark green), PTI die (medium aqua or gold), and PTI die (light red or light green).
  • The bottom of the banner is scalloped with Fiskars clouds edger scissors.
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." (128)


Donna Hanley said...

Cindy, These cards a nice and cheery. I like how you reversed the sketch onone of them. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Paula S. said...

What bold, fun papers! Nice to see how the flipped version looks. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Berni Cuttino said...

These cards are striking and bold, love your colors

Sybrina K said...


What great cards -- so bright and happy! They remind me of walking into a candy store when I was a little girl. :)

Thanks for sharing and for participating in this week's sketch challenge!

Dixie Cochran said...

Cindy, I love the bold papers!! Terrific cards!

cindyann said...

Wow! These cards are eye-popping! Very unusual and I like them both :)

Julie said...

Ooh I love the bold graphic look you got from that striped paper and those bright colors! Great job! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!