I am still just loving this die cut from My Favorite Things. I thought it would be fun to make a patriotic colored card for the OWH Mid-Month Throwdown card challenge. With spring blooming, at least here in Washington state, pretty flowers just seemed appropriate for a love card.
The Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad is all finished now. I made a total of 21 cards with it this time. Although I'd rather make pink and girly cards all the time, I try to remember who will be using my cards and what are their needs. I donate the majority of my cards to Operation Write Home. And while some pink and girly is fine, it's really better to do a wider variety of colors and styles.
This month's Operation Write Home ODBD card challenge is perfect for me. The challenge is to have the sentiment as the main focus on a card. I tend to mostly use sentiments and patterned paper rather than images on my cards. Although sometimes, I love adding a fun paper pieced image. The first card is my entry for the March ODBD challenge.
I'm having so much fun with these cute little monsters. I did some more paper piecing and added some Glossy Accents to the monster's eye for added texture and shine. The deconstructed sketch I followed was a square one that I modified to an A2 size card.
I have been wanting this fun quilt die cut from My Favorite Things for many months. But everytime I went to order, it was out of stock. Finally, I lucked out and my new die cut arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. Yay! Here's the first card I made using it.
I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop to help show the newest Unity patriotic stamp set. I don't think one can ever go wrong with using some patriotic stamps on a card.
For my card, I decided to make an AnyHero card for our deployed service members. Inside, I included a personal note of gratitude to let our heroes know they haven't been forgotten. Cards donated to Operation Write Home need to fit into an A2 size envelope. However, AnyHero cards can be different sizes. My card is slightly larger than an A2 size since the little banner hangs off the side of the card.
Here's a close up showing the heat embossing of the flag stripes.
sketch - Reverse Confetti #20, paper - Authentique - Pride, stamps - Unity Stamp Company, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Close to My Heart, Colorbox, and VersaMark, embossing powder - Recollections, brads - from stash.
Now it's time to hop over to Lisa's blog for some more wonderful inspiration. Thank you Unity Stamp Company for your support of Operation Write Home and the men and women serving our country.