Sunday, August 21, 2011

OWH Sunday Sketch

Yesterday was the Operation Write Home Blog Skip.  I was honored to be asked to participate and want to thank everyone who took a moment to leave a comment.  I really appreciate your kind words.

Today I wanted to work on the Sunday Sketch and as I pondered it, an idea for a non traditional wedding card come into being :

My friend's daughter is getting married in just over a month and her color is  cobalt blue.  I used Pacific Point which was as close as I could get to cobalt, made tiny little 1/8" layers so it just peeks out.  The flower was made using PTI Beautiful Blooms #3 die and cutting 2 of each size, then layering them slightly askew.  I pierced the center to pull the petals forward a little then just fluffed them till they looked like I wanted.  Finally I sponged some Fresh Snow ink over the petals after the flower was assembled to highlight them a little.  I finished the flower with a half pearl and a celebrate tag.

Oh and the patterned is the SU! Houndstooth embossing folder.  I tried a leopard print and still may go with that for the final card, but I loved the houndstooth look too so that's what got taped down :)

Thanks for stopping!!


  1. Maureen, This is a beautiful card. I love the white with the Pacific Point. This is the first time I've seen the houndstooth embossing folder in use and I like it. The white on the edges of your flower really make it pop. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card. I love the blue and white combination. I also think that tagged sentiment is a very clever idea!

  3. Gorgeous! The layers and contrast are great and the flower is the perfect center.

  4. Beautiful card, Maureen! I love the crisp blue and white. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!