Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Welcome to Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Blog Hop!  There are many talented card makers participating-- I encourage you to visit as many as you can! This hop features missing you cards. Here's mine...
To Create Card:
1) make card from cardstock
2) distress, ink and adhere patterned paper to card
3) ink cardstock rectangle, stamp flower with acrylic paint
4) stamp sentiment and adhere to card
5) tie on twine

I'm so thankful for all of our military heros and their families... much sincere thanks to them all for the sacrifices that they make daily for our country. It is a honor to be able to make cards and send them to Operation Write Home so they can be put to good use.  If you are new to Operation Write Home, please click over to find out more about an incredible organization.

Your next stop is Brenda's blog: Infinite-PossibilitiesEnjoy! 

Supplies:
Cardstock: (natural) ANW Crestwood, (kraft) Papertrey Ink, Patterned paper: (Hazel Special Fine Floret Paper, Stella & Rose collection) My Mind’s Eye, Rubber stamps: (Fabulous Florets) MFR, Clear stamps: (Daily Design Sentiments) Papertrey Ink, Specialty ink: (brown) Technique Tuesday, Chalk ink: (jumbo java) Tsukineko, Paint: (Wild Plum) Ranger, Fibers: (jute, twine) Papertrey Ink
Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


65 comments:

Kajikit said...

I love this card! The purple image really jumps out at you from the simple background... thanks for playing.

Karla HdezA said...

I love this card...

Ronda Archangelo said...

Pretty card...love it!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a pretty card. love the color combo as well.
have a great weekend! :)

Joanne Travis said...

SO beautiful, Windy! The orchid color silhouette really stands out in this lovely color combination.

Nancy Keller said...

Great to see you Windy!! I love that stamp with the acrylic paint. Adding to my list of things to try. :) Big hugs to you!

Patricia H said...

Wow - that flower really provides a pop of color against the vintage-y background!

Louise Fox said...

Windy, This is a basic design, but you have really enhanced it. I especially like the pop of color. Blessings.

KellyRae said...

LOVE how you used the bright color on the kraft. Silhouette stamps really make a statement.

Patty said...

really like this design

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Great card -- I love the silhouette and the distressing. Thanks

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the muted colors with the bright purple!!

Laura Evangeline said...

Yeah! I'm glad to see you're participating. I love this card!!!

Dot said...

Pretty card! Thanks for participating in the hop!

Becca Whitham said...

Love how the bright purple CAS flower is layered on the frayed and muted green background. Makes you keep looking and keep looking at it. Very nice!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Windy,
I really love the kraft with the purple! Lovely!
Blessings!

Divinity said...

very pretty! i love the colours......and the inked edges. :)

jen said...

beautiful, Windy! the background paper is gorgeous with this!

Misty said...

Super color combos, the purple POPS!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Susan said...

Great card! The twine is a wonderful detail :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Brandy and Andie said...

Windy- as always, very artful design. I love how you used the purple ink to create a focal point and the distressing adds just the right feel. You commented on my blog today and made me feel just great. Thank you!

Trisha said...

Fabulous!

Amanda said...

Great card! Happy Memorial Day :)

K said...

so pretty! love that hot pink silhouette! and those papers are 'aged' perfectly--beautiful work!

Redonna said...

Nice card - love the touch of purple.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love these colors.


--Cheryl--

The Stamper's Touch said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!! Love your distressing!!!

Linda

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your card Windy - really simple and classy! TFS, hugs, Ruth S

One Scrappy Gal said...

How lovely! So simple and with unusual colors. Beautiful!

Meg Bean said...

Stunning card! love the paper!

...Darlene said...

Green and purple are two of my fav color combos. Nice card, simple but well stated. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Nancy M said...

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

sharon said...

Thanks for mentioning the families of our heros. Lovely card.
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your card is beautiful! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yolanda said...

Great colors and twine. I like your post below too.

Paula S. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bright pop of the purple flower against the kraft and your distressing is wonderful. You've inspired me to be a more agressive, and less hesitent in my distressing. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card .... using the stamp with magenta acrylic paint was a great idea and makes the flower pop on the krafty background.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Windy! Have a wonderful weekend.

Missy said...

Great card, love the distressness of it!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Operation Write Home said...

Windy your distressing is SO STELLAR! Beautiful. Love that pop of purple!!

Andrene said...

Simple and elegant. Love the color you stamped the flower in. Makes the image pop and become the center of attention.

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love that pop of fuscia. . . .

sandy said...

Very pretty!

Shell said...

That is such a wonderful card, so unique.
Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

AllisonG said...

Love the color combo - it really makes the flower pop!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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Linda said...

Super BEAUTIFUL card. It had three of my fa elements: Kraft, twine, and distressing! TFS!!!

Sandi said...

I love the purple and green together and the distressing is cool!

Axes DesigNs said...

Beautiful card! I love flowers!

Lady Fair said...

Love how you "framed" the flower - gorgeous! TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Windy! I love the distressing and the twine.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card, I absolutely love the colors!

Scrapacat said...

This is sweet. I love all the distressing! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Christy said...

Loved the distressing and the color choices. TFS!

Heather Grow said...

I love how you distressed the edges. Great card.

helloholley said...

gorgeous card!!;)

grandmalee said...

Love this card with it's understated elegance! Gorgeous!
I'm not on the main hop, but you may want to stop at my blog. You can sign up at my blog to win some blog candy: http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

great card - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Juliana T said...

beautiful card! I love how you distressed the edges.

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

WOW... This is a GREAT card!! I LOVE the background paper (and distressing) and how the image color just makes it POP!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

Great card!! Love the purple flower!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Beautiful card, love the distressing.