Sunday, October 9, 2011

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge


Pure laziness on my part for not posting more last week - I actually had things to post - I will try to be better.

Today I checked out the sketch on Operation Write Home card blog Stars and Stamps and they have such a lovely simple sketch with beautiful samples.  I wanted to try it immediately - Hero Arts also has a month long challenge for holiday cards - so I found a Hero Arts sentiment to go with the sketch - it was laying on my table - and was perfect.  The paper was also still out - I used this paper for my Oldie Moldie cards - come back tomorrow to see them. 

The sketch used two different patterned papers but I used the same patterned paper and just cut as one sheet. Backed it with red to make it pop.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed in white and backed it in red also.  I could not locate my white ink pad but I had a metallic white paint dauber on the table so I tried that - it is great - it adds just a little sheen to the edge of the papers.

Very simple but effective - going to make 5 more of these for my box for Operation Write Home this week - everyone have a wonderful day - hopefully it is creative for you.

GO BREWERS and GO PACKERS --  GO FIGHT WIN.  So you know what else I will be doing today.

11 comments:

Carol L said...

This is such a neat card with that big Christmas sentiment!! I love the kraft background too! NJ with the sketch!

Donna Hanley said...

Great card. Love that paper and it goes so well with the kraft card stock. Thanks for sharing. I did a Christmas theme also. I'm trying to get a bunch of them done for my next OWH box.

ThePurplePlace said...

Fabulous as always! I really love the background and think this card came out so well!!

My Mojo is missing today ! Glad yours is working OT!! It shows!!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Like you and Donna I did Christmas today too. I like your paper choice with the kraft card stock. Enjoy the game!

Linda said...

I like how you followed the sketch but used the same paper for top and bottom. Super card! Great sentiment!

airbornewife said...

What a wonderful Christmas card.. that paper is so pretty.
Today I'll be rooting for Jimmie Johnson (he won!!!) and the St. Louis Cardinal's (they are currently loosing.. not happy about that)... thanks for sharing your card ~ Pam

HomeschoolHomestead said...

I like the colors. I love the bold sentiment I love Holly on anything since that is my name.

StampTramps said...

I like the craft paper! The white edges really add a wintry feeling to the card too.

Julie said...

Really pretty, Barb! I love that patterned paper you chose and the kraft base with it. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Jen said...

Simple but STUNNING! Love it!

Paula S. said...

Love the kraft combined with the DSP you chose for this one Barb. I also like your take on the sketch in making it one large background piece.