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.