Virtual Card Making Party #4

Here are my cards for the challenges in the last day of the Virtual Card Making Party!

Here’s one for the teen time challenge – cards for teenagers.



This week’s sketch over at Operation Write Home (#232) – the I am happy is from the Happy Birdie B set over at Doodle Pantry and the smile is from a Sizzix set:


Here’s one that is inching towards Christmas:

InchingHere are ones for the thick and thin challenge:



Here is my furry critter love card - I put a sentiment on the inside of this one.

Some Birdie



Doodle Pantry – Floral Jug

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge over at Digi Sketch this week. They combined a sketch and the theme of in the garden. I thought the Floral Jug set from Doodle Pantry was perfect for this – both the image and designer paper are from that set. The sentiment is from Amuse.

Floral Jug

This set is even free with purchase over at Doodle Pantry!


Virtual Card Making Party – Faux Challenge

VCMPYou’ve made it to the last stop on this year’s Virtual Card Making Party! This challenge is all about faux techniques – making something look like something it isn’t.

Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Copic Chalking by Sandy Allnock – use your Copic markers and a stencil to make it look like you chalked the image.
  • Faux Leather by Kris Allen – Make your paper look like leather – great for backgrounds.
  • Faux Snake Skin by Marsha – Make your paper look like snake skin – you can make some mail friendly shoes and handbags!
  • Wood Grain by Gina K. – great for all those cowboy cards.
  • Fur – if you use Copics and have some colorless blender, stamp and color a teddy bear, put some colorless blender (barely damp – don’t use too much, you can always go over it again) on a scrap of terry cloth, and dab that on the bear – he’ll look furry! Be sure not to get it on other colored parts of your image – otherwise everything will be furry.
  • Bricks – another Copic and colorless blender technique – color the background the shades of red (or other colors) you want the bricks to be, and then go in and draw the lines around each brick with a colorless blender.
  • Stitching – using your ruler and a fine tip pen, draw a dashed line around your card or image to look like stitching.
  • Tiles – color a square image, 3″ x 3″ is great for this, and cut it into 1″ squares. Adhere those 1/8″ apart on a larger square (3.5″ square in this example) for a mosaic tile look.
And my favorite, most used faux technique – buttons. I’ve got a great little die cut from Sizzix that has four different buttons that I use a variety of scraps with. I like to punch out the holes and put some ribbon through there – so this is also great for ribbon scraps.
Spring Critters
Patriotic Thinking of You

Here’s the link-up for this challenge: An InLinkz Link-up
Here’s the link to return to the master list of challenges.


Virtual Card Making Party #3

Here’s the cards for today’s Virtual Card Making Party over at Operation Write Home.

My first one is for this month’s ODBD Challenge – things with wings. This features Happy Birdie B from Doodle Pantry (which is free with purchase!) and a stamp with matching die cut from Sizzix.

Happy Birdie

Here’s a miss you card with at least one circle and two banners. This features a Hero Arts/Operation Write Home sentiment.

Miss You


Here’s one for Bobbi’s texture challenge. This has textured paper, embossed paper, and the heart embellishment made with many layers which also adds texture.

SmileI’m doing double duty with this next card – both the vintage masculine challenge and transportation. This features Classic Clunkers 1 from Doodle Pantry.

Classic Clunker

Last, but not least, one for the red, white, and blue Christmas challenge!