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.