IO is partnering with Operation Write Home Blog Hop to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. There will be having a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for our Online Store. All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post. It will be open until tomorrow night at 10 pm.
For our OWH Blog Hop today, we were asked to share a Christmas Card. I had actually already started 3 cards. One is Christmas, another is Fall, and one is Thanksgiving. I won't be going into detail, other than the stamps I used, due to time constraints. I'll start in reverse and go according to the calendar.
My first card is Fall. It is Fall Serenity, and it really does remind me of Fall. It is painted with Twinkling H20's watercolors, as are all of the cards. It was cut out, turned over on an embossing mat, embossed with a stylus, then mounted on the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle. I used Viva White Pearl to accent the chair back. The ribbon, etc. are remnants. My inside left panel is "For The Sweetest Pumpkin In The Patch".
My second card reminded me of an old fashioned Thanksgiving. I used Cover-A-CardTM Maple Leaves stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock for the background. Brown ink was also used for the Fall Porch image. Dark Brown cardstock was used for the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge frame and the matt around the Maple Leaves. The pumpkin, dog and cat, boots, and flowers were cut out, turned over, embossed on an embossing mat with a stylus for depth and then mounted. The inside left panel reads So Very Thankful.
My last card is for Christmas. I used Angel in brown ink. I cut her out, turned her over on the embossing mat, and used a stylus to give her depth. She was mounted on Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, which was mounted on the Score background as shown. The ribbon is May Arts.
Operation Write Home Information
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this very worthwhile self giving organization. They provide cards, created by people like us, to our military troops who are stationed in war zones. There are 3 ways that each of us can choose to help them with their goals.
1. You can send them your handmade cards. Find out more HERE.
2. You can help them pay for the postage to send the cards. Find out more HERE.
3. You may want to have your own fundraisers by way of card making parties, etc. and you would check that out under 1. above.
I feel very strongly about organizations like OWH. They are making it easier, for those people who volunteer to put their lives on the line for our country, to stay in touch with their loved ones. They ask no questions and just go do it. To have such courage. I also want to thank Sandy and her organization for doing what they do too.
IO Design Team News
Our design team member, Kathy Menzies, from Watermelon Sugar, is leaving us. We will miss you greatly, Kathy. You are such a talented artist. We are also welcoming a new member. Her name is Vicki Garrett, at Summertyme Studio! She too is very talented. Welcome, Vicki!! I encourage you to visit both blogs, if you haven't already. You will not be disappointed.
So that's it for our post today. Thank you so much for stopping by to look and share. I look forward to seeing you on October 6, for our "It's A Costumer Party" Challenge!