Friday, July 6, 2012

More Cards for OWH

On my last post I had a link to the  Operation Write Home blog hop this week. You can still join it here. You can post comments through July 7th and still be entered into the drawings. It's been a while since I sent any cards to OWH and the blog hop inspired me to get busy. Here are 2 more cards I designed to send into Operation Write home to send to our troops.

OWH Midweek Throw Down
The first card I made is for the OWH Midweek Throw Down. The theme is Anniversary cards. After searching through all my stamps I found I did not have ANY Anniversary sentiments so I printed a sentiment on velum using a pretty script. By setting my word document to 4 columns and using some column breaks, I worked it out where I could print the sentiment 6 times on one sheet of vellum with the spacing I needed. Once cut into strips, I trimmed the left side with Fiskars Threading Water border punch and cut a dove tail in the right hand side.

The card base is Bazzill Bling cardstock in one of their lovely pinks. I inked up one side of a Tim Holtz texture fade folder with Close To My Heart White Daisy Ink pad. I really like the contrast of the dull white ink on this shimmery paper. The textured Bazzill weave really shows up. I heat set the ink with my heat tool to help it dry.

The rose stamp is one of my favorite flower stamps. It is a Anna Griffin stamp from the Roses Collection by All Night Media. I colored it with Berol Prisma Color pencils. I punched a scallop oval with a McGill punch and colored with Spun Sugar Distress Stain and placed it behind the pink rose to frame it and separate it from the background.

Stars and Stamps Sketch #01
I made the second card using a OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch and another one of the stamp sets Hero Arts designed for OWH. This one is called "All The Time" CL584.  This set has 2 different clock faces, two watch hands and 7 sentiments. I used Distress Inks to stamp the clocks in the background. Some are seasonal colors: Squeezed Lemons, Picked Raspberries and Salty Ocean. I also used Dried Marigold. These colors really go well with the bright pattern paper which is from my paper scraps. I used a water brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Marker to add a little blue wash to the big clock face. The sentiment is embossed with Zing White embossing powder on red cardstock. I only made 2 of these cards because that is all of this pattern paper I have. I think I may go through my scraps and look and see if I have any other papers in these colors. I really like the bright cheerful look. OWH accepts up to 30 multiples of each design. You can find out more about the 3 sets and how they help OWH here

Since I used Hero Arts stamps on this one I will also upload this one to the Hero Arts Flickr group as well.


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very pretty - love teh inking of hte embossed design on the bling cardstock - sotmetimes that is just too blingy for me - have to try that - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Veronica Z said...

The embossing on your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the flower as well.

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Nancy Keller said...

Lovely!!! By the way Mz. Ruby I have sent you an email. You won my blog candy! Happy day!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great cards! I love your anniversary card, it is gorgeous!

Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Terry said...

These are great cards and will be so appreciated! What a wonderful gift to give! Enjoy the day!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Great cards Ruby! My favorite one is the first one. I love the beautiful inked and embossed background and the font on your sentiment is so pretty and looks so lovely on the vellum. Great job. TFS

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