Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day - OWH Blog Hop!


I made it!!! (Even if by the skin of my teeth, lol!) It's World Card Making Day, in case you didn't know, and I've joined up with Operation Write Home to make a thank you card for our deployed troops! I hope you will have a wonderful time this weekend hopping around the world, seeing the talent and creativity shared among fellow papercrafters. And what a cause!! Showing our support and appreciation for troops around the world, who keep us all safe!

We were to choose one past sketch for our thank you card:
This was an easy choice for me this morning because it allowed me to revisit a previous card I had made for my own "super hero", my husband!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Express Yourself
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Silver metallic foil, word window punch, modern label punch, small star punch, SU circle framelits, square lattice embossing folder

Want to see more?? Simply click on the graphic above to see the entire Blog Hop!! Also, Operation Write Home is always looking for more crafters to make cards for our troops to send home to their loved ones, and also gratefully accepts ALL monetary donations to help in the cost of shipping boxes of cards overseas. You can make a difference!!! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

71 comments:

Patricia Meadows said...

Great Hero card. Love the silver embossed paper. Thanks

Ann said...

Great card! I love the patriotic colors and the all the texture.

Diane said...

LOL- I used the same sketch- and I love your version! Fabulous texture! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

Nicole said...

Love this card, such a creative interpretation of the sketch!

Oak Pond Creations said...

Holy foil embossing! Love what you have done with this card. The silver foil is just perfect with the reds, whites and blues. Thanks to your husband for keeping us safe and thanks to you for the sacrifices you sometimes make as a military spouse. Happy WCMD, hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Jill P said...

Pretty card

Janet said...

Love your card - especially the foil embossing!!

Jessie said...

Wonderful patriotic card! I love the foil embossing!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a gorgeous sketch!!! Love how you've swapped out the hearts for the stars!! Very patriotic! :) Happy World Card Making Day fellow craft friend! HUGS

Misty said...

Stunning card! I love the embossed silver foil and the elements arranged around the center!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Jan Mougel said...

Your card is awesome, I love how you embossed the silver foil. TFS

Stacy B said...

What a great all American card and I love that your hubby was the recipient.

Kathy S said...

This circular design is way cool for those stars. Thanks for playing in WCMD.

Cheri said...

Wow!!! Love that foil bg and your take on this sketch is outstanding!!! I'm sure your hubby loved it!!! Is he serving in the military?

Kara said...

Love that this looks like Captain America's shield. :)

Maggie Mata said...

OMG… I just love it! Ditto to other's loving the Captain America shield. It's perfect!

Kristie said...

Oh, this card is so fun! Love the Captain America theme. What a perfect patriotic thank you card.

Karen Wyngaard said...

This card design and color scheme definitely says "superhero" to me. A fun card for boys, young men, or heck, even grown men!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card and great take on the sketch! Hats off to your Hero for serving in our military!

Anne Slattery said...

After seeing your card, I'm sure we are going to see lots of foil embossing in the near future and I like how you used the three different sized circles.

roseofs said...

I'm so glad you used this sketch - somehow it was off my radar, and I can see how versatile it is now that I've seen your example! Simple but it pops. Thanks for sharing.

Jen R said...

A nice patriotic card! Thank you for supporting OWH! radloffjen at cableone dot net

Camille Short said...

Heartfelt card for Any Hero!

Susan said...

Love your card! Give a hug to Thomas for me and tell him I said thank you!

Amy said...

Love it! What a perfect way to add bling without the glitter! Great card.

Rita said...

Great card! I hope you're staying warm over there. :)

Lori Kobular said...

Love the great use of the old Red,White and Blue!! Silver paper is really cool too!

Loni said...

What a great card! Makes me think of Captain America :) Thanks for your support of Operation Write Home!!! Happy World Card Making Day.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I like that take on the sketch very nice!!! The embossed background paper is so perfect. Thank you for supporting OWH and thank you and your husband for your service!

V Delgado said...

Love the Captain America theme! Great Card!

Andrea T said...

Now that star hits the target! TS

Lisa Brooks said...

I love everything about this card. The silver embossed paper is the bomb. The stars are awesome and I love that the image looks like the Captain America Shield. thanks for sharing.

Doris said...

doris pick
Loved the totally patriotic look!

Patty said...

What a fantastic patriotic card..love the silver foil!!

Esther E. said...

The embossing folder on the metallic paper really brought your card to life.

JoAnn said...

Great sketch and a fabulous card. Love the embossing and the red/white/blue colors.
Happy WCMD.

Colleen said...

Great SUPER Hero feel to this card! I love it!

Marybeth said...

Wow , love this card with the foil paper and stars. What a great look! Happy WCMD!

Christi Conley said...

That foil background is just beautiful - it gives this card that extra something that is found in all great works of art! Happy WCMD :)

Jen said...

This is just super with that foil background! So cool!

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the Captain America theme :

Thank you for sharing

Amanda :)
A.J.'s Digi Shoppe

Michele Cunningham said...

Great card. you can never go wrong with Red White And Blue. love the metalic foil background too

JoAnn Ross said...

Wowza! What better way to thank a hero than with a super hero Captain America card? Which I'm so going to CASE!! I just downloaded it to my inspiration file. TFS!!

Michele from MS said...

I love love love the embossed, foil paper! The red, white and blue show up so beautifully! Wonderful clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Thanks you for sharing - I LOVE this idea and have a birthday card planned for a little "princess" with crowns instead of stars! Of course, I will have to make some hero cards too! Melanie

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a fun card. I love the embossed foil paper and those colors are bright and perfect.

Holly said...

I love this card design! And the embossed foil is fun!

coco said...

Your take on the sketch is fabulous... one might even say, it's right on target ;)

nancy y said...

I really like the metallic background, it makes the stars really pop!

Donna Nuce said...

Wow! You took a very difficult sketch and made it look easy. I would never have picked that sketch. I just love your concept and the shiny metallic with the "Captain America" Shield is perfect! Thanks for supporting OWH and thanks for supporting your spouse! Have a great day!

Stampin Dj said...

This is a fabulous card! I'm calling it the USO card, and I'm definitely going to have to recreate it. You've inspired me to emboss the Silver and Gold Foil Sheets, which I haven't tried yet!

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome card! Love your take on the sketch with the bulls eye!

cissymurphy.com said...

Your card really stands out! The bright patriotic colors and that embossed foil - Fabulous! Your take on the sketch provides wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing!

sherry varga said...

Really cute card, I love your interpretation of the sketch. I will have to case this one for sure.

Heather North said...

You hit the bullseye with this thank you card. ;)

Shirley Bernal said...

Great card!! Love the stars!!

Rufus said...

Love it! How could you go wrong with Red, White and Blue? Add in stars and silver and you've got a winner! Our Heroes will love it too.
Thanks for sharing it...going in the inspiration file!
R/

Teresa Melling said...

Very pretty card. thanks!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

wonderful card! love the texture elements

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love what you did with the sketch. Your card reminds me of Captain America.

Crafting Adventures said...

Great card! Love the color combo and the texture.

Kelly said...

WOW I not only love your card but your whole blog!!!

Paula S. said...

Super cute 'super hero' design. Glad you were able to join in the hop. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--love the silver embossed layer.

Dixie Cochran said...

This card is perfect. Perfect colors , perfect sentiment, perfect design. Love it!

Julie said...

Awesome Captain America! I love it! Love that shiny background too! Happy WCMD!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I love that card!

WhoMom said...

Great card. Hard not to like the red and blue stars! Thank you for sharing ideas.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love this card. I am a sucker for stars and red/white/blue. You did my heart good.

AliceKay said...

I was sure I commented on this post a long time ago, but I don't see my comment in the list. :( (or else my eyes aren't working well tonight)

This is a great card!

Christina Wernstrum said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! made me smile. Miss your face!