Happy 4th of July to all celebrating! I can hear the fireworks going off at the park about a mile from my house. But where I am? Blogging about the OWH Virtual Card Making Party!!
I stopped over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group and spotted a comment about the OWH party. Off I went to check it out. The party page listed some challenges by times so I picked the time closest to when I actually visited. This brought me to JoAnn Ross's blog - a new one for me. Besides being a talented card maker, JoAnn is a best selling author! Will definitely have to check out her books, especially the ones set in Ireland - given my recent visit there!!
JoAnn's challenge - to make 2 winter cards, one with traditional holiday colors and another for use any time during the season. This was a great challenge for me, given that Heather and I decided to make a few holiday cards a month (oops - I'm way behind, but now I have 2 for July!!). Here are my cards:
For the card on the left I used the OWH sketch #191 mentioned in JoAnn's challenge. I stamped the card base with Hero Arts Envelope Liner Background (CG361) using Pine Needles Distress Ink. The patterned papers are fromTeresa Collins' 6x6 paper pad Santa's List; I stamped the Santa rectangle with Ho! Ho! Ho! from a Hero Arts clear set Holiday Sayings (CL343), a favorite of mine.
For the card on the right I cut a Hero Arts design (Snowflake card) for the Silhouette. I put one of HA's snowflake gems in the center and matted the panel in white. I white embossed the sentiment, also from Holiday Sayings. All three blue dots are Hero Arts metal decor - love them!!
And speaking of Ireland, I still have more to share about the trip Heather and I took into the countryside. No time for that today but I'll pick up later from when we left our little B&B in Adare.
Thanks for stopping by!!