Monday, September 2, 2013

I Finished The Challenges For The VCMP

Today I finished the last three cards for the  Operation Write Home VCMP.

Challenge #7
Our hostess for #7 challenged  us to make a card with a Fall Theme. I used Operation Write Home Sketch #99 for my card. A few weeks ago my friend stamped this image for me and this is the perfect time to use it'

The background polka dot paper is from a Halloween paper pack and the rust colored metallic paper is from a DCW paper stack.

Challenge #8
This challenge is the Un-BEE-Lieveable Challenge
Our challenge is to make a card with a BEE on it and to use a BEE sentiment. I had so much fun using my owl punch for the kids card challenge that I decided to use an Owl with Bee stripes for my card.

I used a distressed stripe embossing folder for the background. I experimented with cutting out wings by using a flower paper punch using vellum for the transparent look. The  bee's stripes were hand cut.

Challenge #9

The challenge is to make a card using the negative of a die or punch.
My card is made with a feather die. I stamped a script or handwriting stamp on the open space created by the negative of the die. I cut two more feathers, one of glitter paper and one I embossed with a swirl pattern. I used distressed inks to color the edges of everything and highlight the distressed stripe used on the base of the card.


  1. Nice cards! What a really clever use of that owl punch! I don;t think I've ever seen them turned into bees. The image in your fall card is lovely and it's a great CAS card. SO glad you got to play along in the VCMP this weekend. Hope you enjoyed it!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  2. Very nice cards! Those feathers are awesome and the inking around the edges really makes them pop!

  3. I love all 3 of these - I think your owl/bee card is so unique, it made me take a double take then giggle when I first saw it - great idea - and your fall card is gorgeous, so are the feathers - you got mad card making skilz! : ) ~Lo

  4. All three cards are super! I can't decide between the feather card or the tree card as my favorite. Have a great day.

  5. Thanks for joining in on my Fall challenge. Your card is stunning. It is simple and yet gorgeous. It makes me long for the Fall days I so loved in Minnesota. It will be a while before Fall comes to Texas. And Bees from the Owl punch...very clever!