Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wee Memories for OWH


Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge, "United We Stand" is in honour of supporting the troops, so everyone is encouraged to submit as many entries as possible and then of course, to actually send them off to Operation Write Home.  Just a very important note, NO glitter, it can make the troops more noticeable as it sticks to their clothing (as we all know).  Another important fact, try to ensure that the inside of your cards is of a light colour, (white, cream), so that they can actually write a long note to their loved ones (writing on dark cardstock with a pencil can be challenging!).

The cards can be of any theme, but check out the link above for OWH and there will be guidelines per shipper as to what they are short on at present.

This challenge came at the exact moment that I needed a bit of a puch to try and finish filling my OWH box so that I can send it off, so I am going to spend my evening making quite a few cards in order to get this done.

Today I made a simple Miss You card and actually used some ribbon!  (Yeh!  I always stay away from ribbon as I have no clue how to make it look good!).

Paper: PTI Cardstock
Ink: Victorian Velvet & Spun Sugar Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (splatter), Darkroom Door (Flower), Ali Edwards (sentiment)
Other: Crinkle Ribbon, PTI Edgers Die #2, Corner Chomper

I dyed the crinkle ribbon using some Victorian Velvet Distress ink by rubbing it directly onto the ribbon.  Don't you love that lace edge die from PTI!!!  I used the splatter stamp with some Spun Sugar Distress ink to give some interest to the background.

Ok, off to make some more, perhaps, lighthearted cards!  Please try to participate, it is really for a good cause.

14 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful design. gorgeous card, Brenda! love it!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, maybe you should use ribbon more often because this is absolutely beautiful! I am so happy to see you making cards for such a great cause...I just sent in a whole bunch myself. Hopefully I'll be able to make more...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tiffany said...

Brenda! This is most elegant, love that curvy punched edge and the deep colors, the ribbon is so pretty!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is really gorgeous, Brenda! Edgers 1 is on its way to me now but seeing your card makes me wish I put Edgers 2 in my shopping cart, too!

Rosemary said...

your card is so lovely, brenda! and for such a good cause. i have a box i need to get to owh myself...

Barb said...

So pretty and elegant, Brenda!

Giovana said...

So pretty and delicate! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories.

susanne said...

I love this Brenda, it warms my heart ... it's so beautiful!

AnitaRex said...

What are you talking about you don't know how to make ribbon look good? You sure did today! :> I love the colors you used in this card, the tulip looks amazing! :>

CinnamonSally said...

This is beautiful Brenda, and the ribbon looks fabulous!

Nana Connie said...

The ribbon looks pretty good to me! Wonderful CAS design. Great colors.

Jacqueline said...

Delicate and soft, a lovely 'miss you' card!

Wendy said...

Your ribbon looks great, and I love the colors with the tulips.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous!!!!love the beautiful flower!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!