Saturday, September 10, 2011

Piece of Birthday-OWH Virtual Card Making Challenge #6

Happy Birthday Operation Write Home!

 I am indeed honored and thrilled to be hosting a Virtual Card Making Challenge for Operation Write Home. This is a first time for me to host a challenge, so I am EXTRA EXCITED! LOL

Today's Virtual Card Making Challenge:

Your challenge today is to make a Masculine Birthday Card using Paper Piecing. You can piece die cuts,your own art work or stamps. Be sure you use the Inlinkz below to post your card to have a chance to win my blog candy, but also to inspire the rest of us! I ALWAYS need ideas! Here's my example:

Tip: To do the paper piecing I stamped the Crafty Secrets Play Ball stamp on maroon, kraft, white cardstock scraps several times. I then used the best images and cut out the pieces.

1. For the batter's shirt I used a stamp on white cardstock and colored with the stripes with Copc Marker R59.

2. Skin and Base Plate was colored with E11 and E35.

2. For the first layer  glue (I used Zig 2 Way Ink) directly onto a stamped image on the white card stock. (I used Copic X-Press Blending Cardstock.)

3. For the catcher's outfit highlight with Copic E00.

4. For the socks color with Copic C9.

5. For the second layer  cut tiny pieces of foam tape to give dimension.

6. Cut around the image.

7. Use a small paintbrush with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink to color around the image.

8. Use  Spellbinders Labels 4 to make a frame. I inked mine with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink to give it an aged feel.

9. Use Spellbinders Ribbon Banner to cut a banner and ink with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink.

10. Stamp the banner with the Happy Birthday from Hero Arts Decorate Your Own Cake use StazOn Timber Brown ink.

11. Round the corners of Hero Ats Kraft A2 card.

12. Cut a 4" x 4.25" background. (I used Best Creation Baseball. It has some glittered embossing that is sealed and does not rub off, so it is safe for the troops.) Round the corners.

13. Attach the background and the Label 4 yellow paper.

14. Ink an Eyelet Outlet Baseball Brad with StazOn Timber Brown to give it an aged/used feel.

15. Attach the baseball to give it a feel of being in the air after being hit.

16. Attach the Baseball players and the Banner with adhesive foam to give it dimension.


Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Kraft, Hero Arts Kraft A2 Cards and Envelopes, Best Creations Baseball 12 x 12 Collection, Maroon scraps

Stamp: Crafty Secrets Play Ball

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Baseball Brad

Ink: Hero Art Soft Sand Shadow Ink, StazOn Timber Brown

Adhesive: Scotch Foam Tape, Glue Glider Pro

Copic Markers: E00, E000, C9,R59
Be sure to link your card. You have until noon (EST) on September 13th. I will use random organizer to pick the winner of Hero Arts Big Candles Stamp Set:)

Your next challenge is at the very talented Dixie C who is challenging you to make a   Nontraditional Valentine,  {Valentines without hearts} - Sat 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern). Click on OWH Stars and Stamps for the link:)

Challenge entered: Birthday Sundaes Challenge 25: Sentiment

And to everyone affected by 9-11, my prayers are with you. Our family had members at the Pentagon. We are so thankful they were spared, but grieve for all who were lost. We remember, we have not forgotten.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of paper piecing, and I love your Copics...I love vintage!

  2. Thanks Barb:) It wasn't that bad, especially after the first one was done, the others went fairly fast. I find I spend more time on the initial design.

  3. Wow, what a lot of detail in your card - wonderful work! I have to check out some videos to see what paper piecing involves and then give it a try. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Lovely card!


  5. I do enjoy making the manly man cards. :) Thanks for the challenge! I love your baseball card!

  6. That is a wonderful card! I don't really do much on the paper piecing side, but wanted to give it a bash. Thank you for the inspiration! LynnR


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