Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

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Hello Friends.  It’s time for the annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  This is a special hop as our mission this year is finishing strong because Operation Write Home is closing it’s doors!  I’d love for you to help me get the word out that we need to finish strong.  That means we still need cards, but they must be sent in no later than August 1, 2015.

For your participation in the hop, if you leave a comment on my blog I am giving away a brand new Dylusions Paint jar in Bubblegum Pink!

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So let’s get to a little inspiration.  For my card I broke out my old tools of dry embossing, the light table and stylus.  One thing I had forgotten was you have to reverse the stencil so the image comes out in the right direction.  My first go had my flag facing left and that just won’t do!  HAHA.

I inked the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to create the distressed look.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink “Military Hero” stamp set.  Paper is from Farmhouse “Fair Skies” collection.

Please leave me a comment and if you like what you see, sign up to get my e-mail notifications for more inspiration.

Happy Hopping and don’t forget, please continue to send your cards into OWH until August 1st!

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About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on May 23, 2015, in Operation Write Home and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 45 Comments.

  1. Very pretty, Kathy! Thanks for making me think, “where is my light table stashed??” (no worries, I know exactly where it is)

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  2. Hi Kathy- I love the flag- stunning! Good for you to pull out some older supplies–you make them look new and exciting! You do not have to enter me in your drawing- but you are so sweet to offer a chance to win!

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  3. Your embossed stencil work is beautiful. The subdued red white and blue colors work so well with your flag.

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  4. Stephanie Allison

    Very pretty.Thank you.I think everyone forgets about that reversing thing!

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  5. Love that flag on your card! Very patriotic! What a great sentiment stamp!

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  6. I had also forgotten about hand embossing! LOL I like that you have left the flag in sepia tone. Somehow it makes it more thoughtful (if that makes sense).

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  7. Hi Kathy! I love this stenciled flag. That’s a great technique I had not thought of in a while. Have a great day!

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  8. I love that you embossed this way! I used to do that and need to re-activate my stencils instead of running always to the EFs!

    Great color flow with the base card and the distress and the DP.

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  9. It’s fun to break out old tools and this is proof that it’s worth the effort. I can’t recall the last time I embossed anything with a stylus but the deep, embossed result is great. Nice job!

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  10. I still have my light box, stencils and stylus too! Your embossed flag is heart warming and makes a beautiful card. I hope you kept your backwards image, you can still flip it over and use it as an de-bossed image. That way it will be going in the right direction.

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  11. I’ve wondered how to embellish those embossing folders with pretty designs. I was just thinking about that yesterday, so you’ve answered my question! Thanks!

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  12. I LOVE the vintage look! Great stencil!! I haven’t looked at mine in… like forever!

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  13. Pauladawn Owen

    Beautiful card, I forgot all about my light box, hahaha. Tyfs.

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  14. Love the distressed look of the card. Very nice.

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  15. The distressed embossed panel is beautiful.

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  16. Great job on the embossing. I have never tried to emboss that way…

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  17. Great card, Kathy. It’s nice to see someone using an “old” technique. I still get out my brass stencils and lightbox, too, but certainly not as much as I once did. I love the way you gave the flag a more vintage feel instead of going with the traditional red, white, and blue.

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  18. I’m going to have to look up a tutorial on how you created the embossed panel – it looks awesome. Love the distressed look to your card too.

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  19. The dry embossed flag is beautiful…. makes me want to dry emboss again!

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  20. I love the flag on the front. The distressing is beautiful.

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  21. Sherry Hickey

    Hi Kathy! You know I love the vintage look and texture of your beautiful card! It has been wonderful volunteering with you for OWH and you may see me soon at SendASmile4KIds; I need a new mission! Thanks for all you’ve done for our heroes!

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  22. Oh I love the embossing! Beautiful!

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  23. sherry butcher

    Great card, I love the vintage look and texture of your card. TFS.

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  24. Sherry Varga

    I love you embossed flag and the craft cardstock. Great work!

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  25. Lovely card!! I like the dry embossed flag surrounded by stripes!

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  26. sandyallnock604961649

    What a great AnyHero card! and I had to giggle at your flag facing the wrong way – glad I’m not the only one to do things backwards sometimes! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  27. Love love love the embossed flag! The shading around the edge really makes it stand out. The background paper and sentiment are just perfect for this card. I have seen the beautiful colors of Dylusions paint ~ would love to try it! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. 🙂

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  28. I love how you did the flag on your card.

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  29. Oh what a gorgeous card, I love that embossed flag!!

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  30. This is so pretty! I love the vintage color!

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  31. What a cool technique!
    Great card.

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  32. Your card is lovely. I don’t have a light box. Maybe I need one. LOL April

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  33. Kathy,

    What a fabulous vintage look! Just love your embossed flag.

    Going to sign up to follow your blog so we can keep in touch.

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  34. That’s a lovely card!

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  35. This card is beautiful! It’s has been so long since I’ve seen dry embossing! Thank you for doing that, it’s nice to be reminded of different techniques.

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  36. Dry embossed! and lovely! The monochromatic look makes the card!

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  37. What a fabulous card! I love your stencil embossing! The inking is fabulous, too. Great job!

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  38. What a cool (deatiled!) stencil and wonderful card you’ve made with it

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  39. Love the embossing! Your colors look fabulous together.

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  40. Hi Kathy, what a wonderful US flag card! I live in S. Ca as well.

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  41. love your site. I am not a blogger, mainly because I don’t know how, but I really like your style. I am looking forward to learning more from you.

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  42. Wonderful dry embossed flag.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  43. As a retired military member, I love all things patriotic. As a cardmaker…I also love distressed. You have blended them beautifully!

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  44. Gorgeous card– love that you pulled out an older tool– definitely need to dig around my stash for my stencils 🙂

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  45. This is such a lovely card! I don’t think I have the patience anymore for a light box!

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