Saturday, February 4, 2012

Operation Write Home Blog Skip

Welcome to the next stop on the OWH blog skip!  I am so excited to be participating with so many talented card makers!  You have arrived here from Sue's blog. If this is your first stop and you would like to start at the beginning, head to the Stars and Stamps blog.

The CAS class that I was most drawn to was the Tone on Tone class with the layered die cuts.  I used my Cricut with the Paper Lace cartridge to cut the large, intricate details, making the 6 under layers white and the top layer colored.  The circles were made with punches.



Then I decided to try it another way. This time I used tone on tone plain and patterned paper.  I used the Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  I used the colored paper (checkerboard) for each layer of the butterflies (instead of the white as above).





I used the same patterned paper for the side strip as for the butterflies.  I chose a second pattern for the sentiment (on dimensionals), which is from the OWH/Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments.

Even though this technique is a bit time intensive, I love the look and results!  I hope you take the time to play around with it. 

Jennifer is giving away 3 spots in the class for prizes - 2 to commenters on blogs, and 1 to someone who links up a new mojo CAS card on S&S!!  Make sure you leave lots of love (and comments) on all the blogs for your chance to win! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and participating in the blog skip.  Now you are off to Lisa's blog for the next stop!

Sheila

71 comments:

  1. The cards looks great. Thank you for inspiration.

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  2. Beautiful cards. Love your idea of using tone-on-tone patterned paper.

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  3. Ooooh these are so nice! I loved seeing all the tone on tone samples on Facebook....maybe I'll try some on the ship!!

    Cruise-bound in a few hours!!!
    Sandy

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  4. Beautiful cards. I like tone on tone cards, I did an Easter one like that.

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  5. Sheila, These are great cards and a technique that I never even thought of doing. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for taking part in the skip. I looked over your blag and I am now a follower.

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  6. Your first card inspired me to CASE it when I saw it a few weeks ago. I think I'm even more inspired by the tone-on-tone aspect of this card. Lovely!

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  7. Hi Sheila - Fantastic cards and wonderful inspiration for OWH. I also really enjoyed the CAS class and creating these wonderful tone on tone cards, was one of my favorite days!

    Happy Crating and Happy Skipping too!!
    Lisa

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  8. NOTE: Your Word Verification is ON --- You may want to turn it off, for the skip today! :)

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  9. Beautiful cards Sheila! I really love the pink tone on tone and the use of the patterns. Very inspiring!

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  10. I love that technique!!! What a great way to make it dimensional. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards!

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  11. I love your ideas. Definitely going to have to case this one.

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  12. Great technique--love the effect!

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  13. This was one of my favorites from the class. Both cards are beautiful!

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  14. Can't wait to try this technique. It looks really neat.

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  15. I have yet to try that technique, but your cards inspire me to get in gear & do it.

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  16. You made some beautiful cards! I think this is my favorite technique that you all have shared from this class and I will have to try. Thanks for all of your inspiration.

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  17. This Tone-on-Tone technique is really striking! They got my attention when folks posted samples to FB and I never tired it. Thanks for the reminder. Marvelous cards!

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  18. Oh my. A new technique for me to try that is absolutely stunning. Time to get the cricut cutting! Thanks
    April

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  19. This is beautiful, Sheila! It's like creating your own chipboard elements, I love it!

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  20. Terrific technique...got to give this a try.

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  21. Wow! I LOVE this technique, it looks amazing!!

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  22. What gorgeous cards -- thanks for showing this technique in a few different ways. The side view looks like you made your own custom chipboard pieces! Neat!

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  23. I have not seen this technique before. Love the look, and love your cards. TY for participating in the skip. I sure hope I win a spot in the class. Looks like I missed a lot!

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  24. Terrific technique! I am definitely going to try it!

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  25. The first card is too-o-o-o-o beautiful. Thanks for being part of the blog skip!

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    1. Love this technique. Definitely will try this one. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  26. Gorgeous! I love this technique and will have to try it.

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  27. OH! These are terrific! Lots of layers sure packs a big punch!

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  28. Lovely! I want to learn this. Love the butterflies!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  29. I LOVE these, the butterfly ones especially.

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  30. I really like the tone on tone. They both look so delicate.

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  31. I have never seen this layering done, and I love the tone on tone look so much.

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  32. Two beautiful cards!! That technique is not simple, but the CAS results are gorgeous!! Love the butterflies.

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  33. I love that card with the butterflies
    so pretty!

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  34. Beautiful cards and thanks for explaining how you made each!

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  35. I just got a Grand Calibur and will use your card for inspiration. Nice job!

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  36. This is a really cool technique! YOur cards are great. ;)

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  37. Wow the tone on tone is so beautiful on your cards... thanks for sharing.

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  38. This is now on my must do list! TFS!!!

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  39. Tone-on-tone cards are some of my favorites. Love the results from your Cricut ~ so delicate! Have layered elements before to make them look like chipboard ~ it's lots of work but great results. Skipping off to my next stop!

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  40. Oh I love these tone on tone cards and how you did the dimensional aspect with the patterns. TFS

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  41. The tone on tone cards are beautiful. This is definitely a technique I am going to have to go try.

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  42. Both cards are beautiful, I love the tone/tone effect. This is definitely a technique I will CASE and learned. TFS

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  43. Wonderful cards with this tone on tone look! I think I struggle with that the most, so this has been a learning experience for me! TFS!

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  44. I Like the tone on tone design of your cards. I especially like the butterfly card.

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  45. so far this is my favorite technique. i love tone on tone. never thought to do it with the die cuts.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your favorite technique from the class. Great dimensions and beautiful designs. Thanks for being part of the OWH skip!

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  47. These are great cards! Love the style - what great inspiration!

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  48. Thanks for the idea! Both cards are really pretty, can't decide which one I like better. Thanks for supporting OWH!
    R/

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  49. Oh, you made my fave from that class! I loved that technique and NEVER would have thought of it. Great job on this and the cards are gorgeous!!!

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  50. well this is a new idea for sure to me...luv luv your cards and the WAY you made them..dont make me pick a fav tho! ty for supporting our guys n gals! I love them too!

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  51. Very pretty! I haven't seen that technique before.

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  52. Beautiful cards! I love tone on tone cards!

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  53. WOW - love the cards! I would never have thought of this stacking idea! Such creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love your cards!!! The tone on tone & layers make a beautiful effect.

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  55. Ever so effective. Thanks for the technique tip.

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  56. Your cards are wonderful - love the technique. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  57. Really unique and the subtle coloring is so impressive!

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  58. You did a great job with both cards -- my favorite is the butterfly card. I like the tone on tone. Great color choice too. Thanks for sharing the technique too.

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  59. Beautiful cards! I've never seen this technique before. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!

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  60. I want to learn this technique so bad. I just love the look. You two cards are beautiful!

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  61. Interesting technique - must be time-consuming to do and have it turn out so nicely. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Wow! Those are wonderful! Must take lots of patience to glue all those layers. Looks great though!

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  63. The cards are lovely. The layers really pop!

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  64. What a very cool effect! Do you think you could get the same result by cutting your shape from chipboard so it's not so labor intensive? Just wondering since I've never seen one like yours IRL.

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  65. I really love that first card. It's just gorgeous!

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  66. Beautiful cards, love your use of diecuts

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  67. I love the tone on tone look! The cards are really lovely! TFS!

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