Sunday, February 12, 2012

OWH Sunday Sketch and a Surprise

If you've already visited the OWH Stars and Stamps site then you know the surprise already ... the samples that you see on their post are mine .... wiggling with excitement here in Iowa.  I was super thrilled when Julie sent out an email to ask if I wanted to be a part of the sample crew.  Its a big role to fill since the samples are always so amazing but I'll do my best to live up to the standards already set.

So now on to the cards ....

 The first card I made is a Miss You card .... using the very first  a la modes set I ever bought,  I love coffee sets  they just symbolize friendship and good times to me.  I used my crimper to corrugate the base layer to look like the sleeve that goes on a to-go cup.  My a la mode girl didn't quite fit in the size allotted for the sketch so I stamped her twice, colored and cut out the cups and layered them on foam tape to get a little dimension,
I colored her in denim and red, because that's what I would wear every day if I could.

My second card (yes there are 2 today) is just a spring time fresh, no sentiment general purpose card.  Same basic color scheme as the one above (Island Indigo and Pool Party), but added some touches of greeens and yellows to brighten it up.

Thanks for stopping!

Miss You A Latte Card
Stamps: Like it A Latte [MFT]
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black [Tsukineko]; Island Indigo [SU!]
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Tools: crimper

Dandelion Fluff Card
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes [PTI]
Ink: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White


  1. Maureen, both of these card are great and bring a lot of inspiration to me. Thanks for being our sample maker today. Enjoy your Sunday.

  2. Both of these samples are great! I love the coffee image and I can relate to coffe as a connection among friends. The corrugated background is such a nice choice too. On the second card I really like how you carried the floral across but varied the ink color. It's really a striking effect and one I will have to remember to try myself. Thanks for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  3. Hi Maureen! Two wonderful cards! Love them both, and I was going to say what Paula did -- love your two-color stamping technique and want to try it!