I love this background paper that is a piece of designer paper from Pam. I just added a ribbon and a sentiment on top of the paper. It turned out a beautiful card as it is.
For the sentiment, I stamped it and heat embossed in black color first. I punched out an oval circle and used the negative side as a mask. I stamped the background on top of the mask then sponged it softly. It made a nice frame for the sentiment.
Susan brought me tonight a box of cards from OWH Cardmaking Party at her place on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She and I went through every single card to make sure it is good to go to Sandy, President of Operation Write Home.
No glitter - checked
Card size A2 (4.25x5.5) - checked
Dark cards lined with light paper - checked
Stamped on back with "Operation Write Home" - checked
If providing envelopes, cards are tucked - checked
Total number of cards is 150 and some extra envelopes are enclosed.
Oh, how much I am proud of everyone, Carla, Kathy, Janet, Joanie, Susan and her mom Nora, and Tricia, who participated in creating this beautiful collection of cards for the troops! Susan did a GREAT job to put them together. Susan, you are amazing! Thank YOU, my wonderful friend!
Please enjoy these cards. I hope you will get inspired, too.
I wanted to share this tip - Blender Pen Technique!
On this card that I posted yesterday, the stamped image was not appealing to me. So I played with a blender pen just for an experiment while I was hoping not to ruin it. It was a just easy simple touch but changed the look and turned out great as you can see below. I liked it very much.