Sunday, February 17, 2013

Virtual Card Making Party with Operation Write Home

This week end Operation Write Home is having a Virtual Card Making party.  I was gone most of yesterday but did start a few cards last night for the challenges from yesterday.  This card is for the challenge - All Creatures Great and Small - I have a box almost ready to be mailed but I did not have any masculine cards in the box so thought I would make a few to include.  This fish paper (a fish is a creature) is from Hobby Lobby - and I like to use it for masculine cards.  The burlap paper is from Hobby Lobby also.  The sentiment is a favorite Hero Arts stamp - works well for a masculine card.

Luckily these cards were laying on my design table and I just had to finish adhering them together.  These cards will go into two challenges.  One challenge is for partial embossing - I did not have the time to do what the video showed but will try it soon so I decided just to emboss part of the card front and stamp below the embossing or I guess it was stamp and then emboss above the stamping.

The second challenge for these cards is things with wheels.  This stamp is a favorite - no longer available from Cornish Heritage Farms - maybe the new company under this name will bring it back - it makes such a great masculine card with just plain stamping - no coloring needed.  The square card is a 4.25 square - someone standing at my cutting table was not thinking as they trimmed that piece of kraft paper.

Well I need to get some healthy groceries - six of us in the office joined a weight loss team - so I guess I need to buy some more fruits and vegetables and lean meat.  Working on plans for a trip to Florida and oh yes - must do some housework and probably laundry.  YUCK on all that stuff - I would much rather play with my paper.


Paula S. said...

Nicely done Barb. I think fish are a great choice for masculine cards and both the fish an burlap papers are terrific. I am not surpsied that the truck is a favorite. I have the retired SU set of trucks and they too are perfect to just stamp without coloring. Glad you got to play along some this weekend!

Linda said...

Yummy cards! Fish themed cards are some of my faves to make and I do not fish...maybe it is the colors? Your Things with Wheels card has some rocking embossing in addition to that super nice image. I have been following CHF, hoping that they bring back some of their retired images. Thanks for playing...don't work too hard!

Beth L. said...

I love what you did with the embossing and the cars. Great ideas to CASE for masculine cards! :) I like that ef and you gave me some ideas for it. Thanks for joining the challenge.

Nancy Keller said...

What great masculine cards!! I love the fish paper! I must admit, that I came here from the "things with wheels" page and when I first saw the fish, I thought that you might have lost a few marbles. :D

I love all of these cards!!!

Misty said...

You rocked both challenges! And yes Barb, fish are critters too!

Thanks for playing along with my part of OWH VCMP.

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