Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mid Week Throwdown at Operation Write Home

Hello Blogland!  I'd like to share with you a card that I made for Operation Write Home's Mid Week Throwdown Challenge.  My challenge was to make a card for a soldier to send home to their kids and here's what I came up with:

I used a DCWV scalloped edge card for the base then added a scrap piece of Jillie Bean cardstock on top of that.  I stamped the cute little Unity Stamp owl and sentiment on top of some craft cardstock and cut it out with a circle Nestability as well as the scallop circle under that.  I finished it off with some Stampin' Up ribbon.  Easy peasy!  Come on - play along with us today!  Follow the link above and share your card with us. 

  Here are a few more cards I made yesterday to add to my next Operation Write Home box:

This card was made from scraps, which I love to do.  I used some craft cardstock for the base and layered a cut piece of Jillie Bean patterned cardstock and topped it off with two Martha Stewart fabric embellishments and a Stampin' Up sentiment.

This card was also made from scraps.  I used a scrap piece of Stampin' Up cardstock for the base and added another piece of Jillie Bean patterned cardstock.  I had this digi stamp already colored and layered it on top of a piece of DCWV cardstock which was also used for the scalloped circle, which I stamped with a small stamp from {The Stamps of Life}.  The brown border was cut from a scrap piece of DCWV cardstock and punched with a Fiskars border punch.

One last little thing - on Saturday, January 29th, Operation Write Home will be launching the first of a brand new Saturday Seminar Series covering topics of card design. These will be FREE seminars, offered every other month on the Stars and Stamps blog, and will be taught by professional graphic designers!

The Seminars will cover design principles like Focal Point, Texture, Color, Contrast, and more. They will apply the concepts specifically to papercrafted greeting cards. Sample cards will illustrate the before-and-after in several styles, clearly showing the difference that the application of one simple principle can make in a card, and a gallery of juried projects will be added to the OWH card gallery. A preview of the January 29th seminar has received rave reviews, so you won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again!

1 comment:

Kristi S. said...

These are all awesome, Doris! I just discovered OWH and am getting some cards together to participate. I don't know how they've escaped my attention for so long!