Love these cool shoes in the stamp from the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit. I paper pieced them with paper from the kit. The band behind the shoes is molding paste over the star stencil and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I’m so excited to participate in Operation Write Home’s Memorial Day Bloghop for 2014! I’m normally a participant, but this year I’m able to be a host because I just started my blog this year. My son is a Marine stationed in Japan and I’m thrilled to be able to make cards for Operation Write Home.
My first card is an Any Hero card using OWH Sketch 12 and the hop’s theme of Red, White and Blue. The stamp set is Close to My Heart “Freedom”. The eagle is stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then watercolored using Gathered Twigs. Make sure to let your layers dry in between adding colors or they will mix too much without providing the shading you want. The paper is Club Scrap, the ink is Hero Arts and Distress Inks, and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.
My second card uses Operation Write Home Sketch B-1 – My apologies, I couldn’t pull the image off the site – but here is the link to the PDF for all the sketches. The paper is from Farmhouse Paper Company called Fair Skies. I paper pieced the balloon, embossed the background with a Darice Embossing Folder, added some faux stitching, and topped it off with some wood veneer stars. Guess I was in a vintage mood when I created these two cards. LOL. I’d love to know which you prefer and why?
Now – on to the fun stuff – BLOG CANDY
For this hop I am offering a little blog candy for a random a commenter. I’d also love it if you subscribed to my blog because I love sharing my cards and art journal projects! Happy Memorial Day friends.
Here is the link back to Operation Write Home if you get lost.