Saturday, October 22, 2011

OWH Fundraiser Bloghop

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Fundraiser blog hop!  If you’ve arrived at my blog from Pam's blog you’re on the right track.  If not and you’d like to start at the beginning your can start HERE.   

OWH could use all the help they can get for the postage costs of cards that are mailed to our troops every month.  K'n K Designs are offering 100% of their proceeds from 7 digi sets they have designed, to OWH to help with this cost.  If you want to help, go on over and check out their site and adorable digis.

For this hop I chose to work with a sweet patriotic snowman image called Snow Thankful by Deedee Anderson.
Paper: card stock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Arts Soft Pool shadow ink
Stamps: K'n K Designs digital stamp (Snow Thankful by Deedee Anderson)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder; MFT Tab die; dimensional adhesive

The snowflake background is faux letterpress which is done by swiping your ink pad across the raised portion of the embossing folder prior to embossing your piece of card stock.  It works really well with this soft pool color from Hero Arts.

I then went and pieced my snowman after coloring him with Copics. Not sure if you can see it in the photo, but his hat, scarf and mittens holding the heart flag are all popped up with dimensional tape.  I really like how he turned out.

The next stop on our hop is Paige

Also very important, this hop has some prizes atached,  K 'n K Designs has some wonderful prizes for 2 lucky winners!  Your comment will enter you into the prize drawing and the winners will be announced on Monday, October 24th on the K 'n K Designs blog!  So be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you have a chance to win!

I am going to keep this short and sweet so that you have time to hop and then to shop at K'n K Designs!  Have a wonderful day!

43 comments:

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh this is CUTE!! I love the background dp you chose, and the side sentiment panel! Love your coloring too! Great card!

airbornewife said...

ohhhh... this snowman is so cute. I love what you've done with him. Your coloring is awesome. thanks so much for sharing ~ Pam

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love your card. I might have to CASE it. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Brenda your snowman card is gorgeous! I love the snowflakes behind it and your coloring is fabulous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Too cute! I love the patriotic snowman... it is perfect!!

Shannon White said...

Oh so Cute! Love how you colored up your Darling Snowman and Love that you inked up you EF before embossing! What a Super effect! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Donna Hanley said...

Well now I'm ready for some Hot Chocolate. Even though your card looks like a snowman's best, cold day, it really warms my heart. Your thought to put your sentiment on the side works really well. You did a great job on the background embossed paper. Thank you for sharing.

Paige said...

I just love your snowman card! The coloring is fabulous and the layout is terrific!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great idea to piece parts of the image and use the dimensional tape - great card.

thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Kaylee Snyder said...

Way fun. I love the snowman, and I'm especially fond of the sentiment on the side of your card.

Laurel said...

Thanks for the lesson in how to do faux letterpress - can't wait to try it. Your card is wonderful. Love the colors, the dimension, the tab. A wonderful winter card!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a cute snowman Brenda and great colours you have used!

Lisa said...

Great job with this,Brenda :) I like this very patriotic snowman and I LOVE how you gave him a just a touch of blue on the coloring.
Love all the work you do for OWH :)

K 'n K Designs said...

So cute!! I love the embossed background - how did you get the snowflakes to come out white, and still get the blue background to stay blue? And your shading on the snowman is so realistic!! :) Great card!! Thanks for being a part of the bloghop!!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

I really like how you used the sentiment. What a neat idea. Beautiful card thanks for sharing.

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Love the snowflake background and the paper piecing!

Nancy M said...

This is SO cute!! I love how you did the background and how you popped the pieces. The whole thing is wonderful; TFS!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Operation Write Home said...

Darling card! I love missing you cards....my favorite to send to our heroes to use! :)

Anonymous said...

Cute card. I love how you did the background paper. rkscholz at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

That is one super, cute snowman!! Love his shape and your patriotic colors too!

Robin said...

pretty card! thanks for sharing
I'm really liking that snowman image

helloholley said...

Both of your cards are so adorable, great job!!! ;)

alexandra s.m. said...

So So Beautiful Brenda!!
TFS~

Ann said...

Your card is wonderful, Brenda! Thanks for telling us how to do the faux letterpress. I love how yours turned out!

Virginia L. said...

How CUTE is this!! Love your darling card, Brenda!

Aundria B. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the faux letterpress for extra texture, your coloring and how you put the card together. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card!

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the hint about coloring the embossing folder. Is it easy to get the ink off afterwards? I also love how you put the sentiment on the tab. :)

NanaConnie said...

Love the way you did the snowman! Great embossing. Love everything you gals are doing to support OWH. Thanks.

Trinh said...

I love your patriotic snowman, Brenda!

Carol Lewis said...

Love your card! I have never tried that with the ink on the embossing folder but what a great idea. I can't wait to try that. Thank you for the great card and neat idea!

Julie said...

Adorable card, Brenda! I love the faux letterpress look - I need to try that technique!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute and sweet! love the patriotic colors. super card, Brenda!

KarKar said...

This snowman is so cute!

AllisonG said...

Such a sweet snowman! Great coloring, too.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh, I love this! That faux letterpress is cool.

Dawn C. said...

Brenda, I love the background snowflake paper and the sentiment on the side. What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing and supporting a great cause! Your work is amazing!
Blessings,
Dawn

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda,

I totally love your snowman card for Operation Write Home. You did an outstanding job. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog--appreciate it. Hugs to you.

Karen said...

Cute Cute Cute, and lovely color combination

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, this is so CUTE and perfect for OWH! LOVE that sentiment, too! SUPER card!

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooo cute Brenda!! Love this card...such a great cause!

walchowDesign said...

Such a fun card and love how you make the layers of bg. The coloring of the snowman is fantastic and patriotic, Brenda!

Elizabeth Allan said...

FABULOUS! Brenda your colors glow and the dimension is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Brenda, this is such a wonderful card! I love showing my patriotism and this card does it perfectly! Love it!!
BTW...thank you sooooo much that sweet package you sent me! I love, love, love using gems!!! I'll put them to good use!
hugs,
Michelle