Saturday, May 23, 2015

Operation Write Home Finishing Strong


I am honored to take part in this blog hop sponsored by Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so we’re helping to get the word out!  Those of us participating have been asked to make a red/white/blue card using 1 of 5 themes and try to use one of their many fabulous sketches.  If you plan on sending in cards please follow the guidelines posted HERE.


I used Sketch #252 but altered it a bit using a star instead of a circle and turned it sideways.  I'm using all Fun Stampers Journey stamps, inks, and card stocks for this particular card.  (If you want more info about FSJ please click on the FSJ Specials page button at the bottom of my banner or the logo in the sidebar.)


I stamped off the red stars to make them light enough to stamp over.  I had some Transcendence embossing powder that enabled me to emboss dye ink (but, boy, you have to work REAL fast) and you can glimpse the sheen in this photo.


For some simple bling I added a coordinating button with some white scrappers floss that was twisted over a skewer.

I'm glad that so many of our troops are coming home but sad that this great organization is closing.  Please head on over to Operation Write Home to follow the hop.  This blog hop will have MANY participants so plan on spending some time.  Grab your coffee, tea, water, or whatever and enjoy. 

21 comments:

Tanya Boser said...

Fun stars! Great idea to soften the colors to make the sentiment more visible :)

April Story said...

So cool how you used the floss in the button. Great card.
April

Becky Prusse said...

Carol as always your card is amazing!

Bunny said...

The striped star is my favorite. Great card.

Carol L said...

From one Carol to another - I too find OWH's closing a bittersweet time and I'll miss making cards for our heroes. Your patriotic card is so cheerful and I love how you stamped those stars! I really like that button accent too!

Tammy said...

Fantastic card, I love the button with the scrappers floss!

Carolyn said...

nice card!

sherry varga said...

Great card, I love all the papers and stamping.

Linda said...

Well done...great stamping!

Diane said...

Love the effect you got from stamping off- and I love that I am learning something from every spot on the hop!

Sherry Hickey said...

A delightful red, white & blue card, Carol! My favorite details are the pin-striped star with the chunky button accent! Your card is a great addition to this fun hop!

Michele Smith said...

The button and floss are the perfect finishing touches for this card. Love the layers and the big sentiment at the bottom. Thanks for sharing ~

heather said...

I like how you altered the sketch. I've never heard of scrappers floss, looks fun to use being able to twist it and have it keeps it shape like that.

Lisa D said...

Very fun stars! I love polka dots!

Sybrina K said...

Great sketch interpretation! Love that focal point star. Thanks for your support of OWH. :)

Donna Nuce said...

Great card with that cute button and twisted floss detail! Thanks for supporting OWH. Have a great day.

Kathy S said...

Great Card Carol - I didn't realize in addition to TJ, you were OWH. That's great - small communities, huh? Thanks for your support.

Lori Kobular said...

Love the sketch you used and the stamped stars are great!

Gina said...

I like the pale stars in the background! very nice card!

WhoMom said...

The button on the stripped star is a wonderful touch. Great card.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the stars and the button.