Saturday, August 20, 2011

OWH Skip

Today Operation Write Home is having a SKIP!  A skip is a small bloghop of 10 people, and Barb from OWH kindly asked me if I would like to participate!  I was so honored to be considered, so saying yes was pretty much automatic!

The guideline was for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, more and more I have found this to be my preferred style.

You should have arrived from Maureen's blog, if for some reason you have lost your way, then head on over to the Stars and Stamps blog which is the start of the hop.

I decided to use a few different stamps from Stampin' Up, I have to say that I am totally in love with how crisp these stamps actually stamp!  And I adore the little pieced bird that I am using today in my card.


Paper: Notecard (Hero Arts); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers
Stamps: Stampin' Up (My Friend; Language of Friendship; Three Little Words)
Other: Stampamajig; Dimensional Squares

I really enjoyed stamping those teardrop elements in the one corner, and piecing the bird together just really makes it come to life.  And when you have three little words like "I Love You" there is no need to add anything else!  I am sure that a soldier out there will welcome the opportunity to send a little I Love You note to someone in their lives!

Thank you so much for visiting.  Please continue on the hop and visit the fabulous Jan , a copic colorer deluxe, I wonder what she has in store for us today!

96 comments:

Nancy M said...

Oh, very nice! This technique often looks so classy and pulled together, and yours is no exception. Thanks for skipping!
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Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is beautiful - and someone will love sending and receiving this card - thanks for skipping.

Barb Housner

Susan said...

Such a pretty card. Th bird just pops!

Lisa said...

I just love the bright blues here with the bold oranges- gorgeous! Perfectly CAS- someone will certainly love receiving this :)

One Scrappy Gal said...

What an adorable card!Yes, someone will LOVE having your card to send. The simplicity and beauty of this card is outstanding!

KarenS said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Carol said...

Beautiful card and I love the pops of color off the white. Thanks for the great idea.

AllisonG said...

I just love those teardrop elements in the corner. Are those just one stamp or several? I couldn't figure out from the name of the stamps listed below the card which one that might be. Love it!

Lisa Oliver said...

Great example of how a CAS card can be colorful and dimensional! I agree, the bird is very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Super Coupon Diva said...

I love this card! AWESOME

Anne said...

Brenda your card is stunning! I love the CAS design and the fabulous colors here- the bird is perfect!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect little card. Love it. Pat Kinkaid

Rosemary said...

what a sweet and perfect little CAS card, brenda!

Sandy said...

This is so cute!!! Love the coloring, and the simplicity. Beautiful work!

Donna Bowman said...

So sweet! I love this CAS card. Now I'm adding that set to my next Stampin Up order!!

Lost in Paper said...

beautiful card!! the colors just pop!!!

Jen said...

Pretty!

kate said...

I love this card!

Paula S. said...

What a beautiful color combo, they really pop against the white and I love the dimension that you added to the bird. It adds a nice little detail and makes it special.

laurie crop said...

love the colors, very effective and cheerful!!

Janeen said...

very cool with the red droplets and nice shadowing with the little bird.

Leslie said...

Brenda...what an amazing card. I think whoever receives this will probably frame it - I know I would!

sheila said...

Wonderful card Brenda....I love your design...you should enter it into the Simply Less is More Challenge for today....it works perfectly!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Brenda this is GORGEOUS! I love the colors, they just pop off the white background - wow!

Kathryn said...

I never would have thought of putting those two images together, but it's an awesome combination. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful! I adore this card. Thanks for sharing.

Tami B. said...

Very sweet and I'm sure whomever the soldiers sends it to will cherish it!

Ann said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love how the bird looks like it could just hop off the card!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--love the little birdie.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Nice colors & design. I love your bird. Now I have to have that stamp set!

Wendy said...

Lovely card! I love the bird too! The colors you chose are very nice.

Adele said...

I absolutely love the coloring on your card. Your shading is subtle and perfect!

Lynn said...

Wow! What a simple and happy card! The colors are very vibrant on the white and makes this just the perfect card! TFS!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I am just rediscovering stamps and love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I am just rediscovering stamps and love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet card.

Patricia H said...

I really like the dimension you got by popping up the bird. I also love how you used red, white and blue to make a non-patriotic card. Very nice!

SuzAnn said...

Wow very vivid card! You pieced that little bird together? Impressive. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Cherie said...

I really like how the bird pops and shows its shadow. Great coloring!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love the colors.

Lee Mae said...

OMG! This is just the sweetest card! You are right I love you really says it all, but that cute little bird and the tear drop elements just look so dang cute!

Sandy said...

Such a pretty card. Love the color!

Maureen L. said...

Thats beautiful! Your coloring is marvelous!

Shirley said...

Love the color combination.

Velda said...

Very lovely CAS card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty! I am loving all the cards using a WHITE background!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

This is darling...love the shadow of the birdie!

Cora said...

So nice! Into my inspiration folder

Julie said...

Great card, Brenda! I just got that same stamp set with the teardrops - I love the way you used it here!

Dawn said...

Love it! The bird is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Hushgirl said...

I really like your choice of colors, and that water droplet stamp too!

Kathy said...

Very nice red, white and blue card. The "i love you" in the corner is just right.

Dawn said...

WOW, love the way you colored the "drops" great colors!

StampinHampton said...

I also love the teardrops in the corner. Great card!

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

Your card is very pretty and a great CAS card. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

This card says it all! Brenda, the red and blue against the white are the perfect colors for this project. You really have the knack for CAS cards,

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Darling card! Love the pretty bird all popped up and the dangles behind!

Sherry Hickey said...

What a beautifully designed and colored card!

Robin said...

Love the dimension of the bird - and the dangles in the corner - it is just the right balance of items. I hope my stamp coloring looks like yours one day. :-)

Yolanda said...

Wonderfully done! The bird is so sweet.

Marianne said...

Brenda,
What a well thought out card. I love the coloring.
Marianne

gbinion said...

very pretty! i love the crisp look!

Courtney K said...

love the blue and orange color combo - one of my faves!!

Jennifer said...

Great job!! I also love the Three Little Words stamp set :)

susanne said...

So sweet Brenda!!!

Linda said...

Super CAS card! Love the colors and the LO!

Patti B said...

The bird is georgous. And your drops turned out great.

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Rufus said...

Love your little pieced birdy.
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sas44 said...

Love the color combo and the bird is too cute!

Becky Carafa said...

Ooo, I love how the red and blue just pop! Lovely!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love how the colors pop. Nice job.

Virginia L. said...

love your CAS card, Brenda! the colors and design are superb! So great that you are part of the OWH Skip!

Dawn C. said...

Really pretty card. So simple, yet so pretty. Thanks for hosting.

newsonata said...

Love it, sure is a perfect example of CAS!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!

Donna Hanley said...

Brenda, This card is adorable and I love the layout you did. Very nice. I have taken some time to go through your blog and I think you are a very talented lady and I am now a follower of your blog. Thank you for some much needed inspiration.

Susan said...

What a sweet little card! I love the bird!
Susan

Anonymous said...

cute card, i like the color combo!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Horsebroad said...

I love the detailing on your bird!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic card! Love this CAS and your blue and orange colors are perfect! TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a delightful card. I really like this great look and again, clean and simple is awesome.

LaLa said...

Sweet lil card!

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Linda Grady said...

Totally agree; a soldier will want to snap this card up; CAS and beautiful.

Emily Leiphart said...

Ack! Why must you always enable me so, Brenda? ;) I want that bird stamp to go with my punch (that I so rarely use)! LOL This is so beautiful, a perfectly sweet CAS card.

granny cindy said...

Really like this card. So simple. And that sweet little bird is beautiful! Thanks for identifying the items used.

MizDenise said...

wow, great card - i love paper piecing on CAS too! thanks for the inspiration!

TR said...

Very lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, how totally adorable, perfect CAS card! And I never knew a SKIP was a smaller version of a HOP, too sweet!

Trinh said...

This is fantastic, Brenda! I love your design & colors. Hope the first day of school went well for your DD!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I love everything about your card: color, design.... SUPER!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

The birdie is cute and the colors are great, TFS!

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Marsha said...

Love your card. Very pretty with those colors.

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and cute! lovely card, Brenda!

Jacqueline said...

Love the white space on this card too Brenda and the popped up wing is delightful!

sheila said...

wow-perfection. really, perfection here.