Friday, November 28, 2014

Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop!

 
 
Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!
 
Here is how I created my card:
  • Stamp the Flowerful Heart on a piece of whisper white cardstock in Versamark Watermark stamp pad.
  • Heat emboss it by using Gold embossing powder.
  • Color in Real Red and Ireland Indigo by sponging. Gently rub off any residue on the gold embossed area. 
  • Cut out a heart shape by using the Heart Framelits Dies.
  • Dry embossing on a piece of whisper white by using Northern Flurry embossing folder.
  • Stamp the sentiment at the bottom right side first.
  • On top of the large snowflakes, adhere the heart cut out by using stampin' dimensionals.
  • Tie the ribbon around the front panel.
  • Adhere Rhinestones on the smaller snowflakes and some in the open space.
  • Adhere the front panel  to the card base.




Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.
 
November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.
 
Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc.) - and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!
 
What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors - and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!
 
I am going to offer my blog candy which will be from my Stampin' Up' products stash. Please leave your parting thoughts and you will get a chance to win my blog candy. I will announce the winner next Saturday, December 6, 2014

The next stop on the hop is…. Kathy Racoosin,
The Daily Marker: http://thedailymarker.com

Thanks for stopping by!

157 comments:

  1. Aww this is so very pretty, Seongsook! I love all that texture :)

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  2. Wow! Seongsook, this is gorgeous! I love how rich the gold embossing makes it.

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  3. Beautiful card. I really love the guilded heart.

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  4. Beautiful...I love the embossing!

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  5. Your embossed snowflake panel is beautiful under that gorgeous heart. Any hero would love to send that card.

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  6. I love the gold embossing, it really makes the red and blue vibrant.

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  7. So pretty! Love the gorgeous heart!

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  8. What a pretty card with great embossing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Such a beautiful embossed heart on top of the embossed snowflakes! Love it!!

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  10. Gorgeous!! Snowflakes and Valentine's really go hand in mitten in Michigan!
    =] Michele

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  11. Your heart is absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed background and that little bit of blue ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!! I think of you often when I use the 6x6 template you shared. You always have so many unique ideas. Hope you have a crafty day!

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  12. Gold embossing always adds a touch of elegance to a card, doesn't it? Very pretty.

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  13. So beautiful! Love the gold embossing!

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  14. Great card! I love the indigo with the red and white. The gold embossing gives it all such a classy look.

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  15. The gold embossing over a two colored heart is just beautiful! The indigo is such a perfect complement to this elegant card. Thanks for your support of OWH.
    :) Marie

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  16. Love the elegance with the gold embossing and the added texture of the snowflake dry embossing! So much texture, beautiful card! Thanks for your OWH support.

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love the embossed background bshind the colorful hearts.

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  18. Such a beautiful card! I love all the embossing and added bling to the snowflakes.

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  19. Love the wet and dry embossing mix!

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  20. Beautiful card! I love the embossing.

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  21. always love your work!! Thanks for the embossing, I just started getting my embossing things out again..... nice to see both dry and wet.

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  22. Beautiful delicate gold embossing and sponge coloring. This card says so much.

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  23. Such a lovely card. I really like the sponging you did on the heart!

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  24. Thanks for the inspiration. You given me some new ideas for this embossing folder.

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  25. Embossing is always a great way to add texture without bulk. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us and supporting OWH.

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  26. So pretty! I love the embossing on the heart.

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  27. Beautiful card! I love the sponging of color over the gold embossing.

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  28. Such a gorgeous card and a new way with red, white and blue! I love the embossing and coloring the heart after embossing. I keep forgetting to try that technique. The heart laid over the embossed snowflake panel and then the bling really sets this off and makes it a work of art.

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  29. Love the gold embossing and inking on the heart!!

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  30. Love the gold embossing! Makes a card so elegant.

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  31. Love the two color heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Seongsook, The embossed heart on this is gorgeous and the rhinestones are such a pretty finishing touch. Nice work! I am so grateful to have 'met' you through OWH and be inspired by all you do. :)

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  33. Wow, wow, and wow! I love the embossing and do lots but the heart is outstanding.

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  34. Wonderful card. The embossed heart is gorgeous.

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  35. GORGEOUS!! Your card is beautiful.

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  36. Love the gold embossing and the beautiful embossing folder.

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  37. What a stunning card! love it.

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  38. Such an incredibly heart-warming, heart-touching way to add special meaning to this day! Your card: pure delight!
    ~c

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  39. Such a beautiful card and a beautiful charity thank all of you guys so much for putting in so much work for these cards this is so awesome! TFS

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  40. What an elegant card. Love the use of the metallic gold embossing. It sets the card apart. Very nice. TFS.

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  41. Stunning card. The gold embossing adds that extra touch to the card. TFS

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  42. Beautifully put together card. The color combination is super!

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  43. Awesome creation and awesome cause...

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  44. Nice classy touch of gold!
    YAY! RED Friday!!

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  45. Everyone will rush to open the card and see where you... leads. Classy card and very pretty too.

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  46. Pretty card! Thanks for your own generous blog candy offer, as well.

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  47. Love the two different colors on the heart - great job making that really pop on your card!

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  48. This is so gorgeous and I love the colors of the heart on the white embossed background.

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  49. The gold embossing really makes the red & blue pop. Such a wonderful card for a hero to send home to a loved one. Tfs.

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  50. Oh very nice card and original thank you

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  51. What a beautiful card for someone to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wow what a fantastic card. The elements just go great. Love the heart.

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  53. The embossing makes the perfect finishing touch.

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  54. Love the combo of winter and valentines!!!

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  55. Love the embossing on the card base!~

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  56. Oh this is beautiful!! Love the colors & even more...all the embossing!!

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  57. What a cool way to make the heart patriotic! And the gold embossing is beautiful!

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  58. Your card is beautiful. Great techniques, too.

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  59. I love the gold embossing and those rich colors on the heart. Fit for royalty! That card will make someone feel like a king or queen for sure.

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  60. Love the two tone heart with the gold embossing. Very simple but elegant - will be CASEing this. Thanks!

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  61. I love that amazing metallic embossed heart against that pretty red and white background!

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  62. This card is SO beautiful! I love that embossed heart. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  63. What a pretty card--makes me think of a cloisonné enamel ornament.

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  64. different, pretty technique effct

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  65. At first glance, the gold embossing looked like embroidery. Thank you for sharing this lovely card!

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  66. I love this card - looks very intricate, but the instructions make it sound pretty easy to make. TFS!

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  67. What a lovely card. And the embossing appears to be very detailed and intricate. Really nice.

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  68. How creative! What a pretty card!

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  69. Fabulous card! Great embossing finishing touch!

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  70. Really like how the gold flower embossing looks!

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  71. another pretty card, love the embossing

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  72. Seongsook, your card is lovely! I think the gold embossing is fabulous!

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  73. Very pretty! I love all the texture from the different kinds of embossing! TFS!

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  74. Such a pretty card - love the color combo!

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  75. Wonderful card. I love the dry and gold embossing!

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  76. What a beautiful card with the dry embossed background combined with the gorgeous gold on your central element! So romantic!

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  77. This is just super beautiful!!! Thank you for the tip on coloring by sponging on embossed image.

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  78. Beautiful love card with an Asian flair. My favorite colors, love it!

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  79. What an elegant winter love card! I LOVE the red & blue inking with the gold heat embossing. And the embossed snowflakes add a nice touch to an otherwise plain background. Tfs!

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  80. Elegantly beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

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  81. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! That embossed heart is just gorgeous and really stands out against the white background. I have been making cards for OWH for over a year and love being able to support the troops in this way.

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  82. I just discovered your blog and have been reading through some of the older posts to admire your cards. This is a real beauty and I admire you for supporting OWH! I don't make as many cards for them as I would like to....not enough time!

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  83. Wow! such great techniques, really love the gold embossing over the the muti colored heart. Great contrast against the white, really pops and draws the eye! Thanks for sharing and your caring for our heroes!

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  84. Your card is totally gorgeous!

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  85. Wonderful, rich looking card!

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  86. Your card is so beautiful! Really elegant without being too fussy; perfect.

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  87. wow= fabulous colors and the gold embossing is stunning!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing a wonderful card and for supporting our troops!!

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  88. The embossed heart is so lovely!

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  89. Beautiful. I love gold embossing.

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  90. That gorgeous heart is perfect. Beautiful card!

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  91. The heart is beautiful. Thanks for the reminder about inking the embossing and then taking off the excess. Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  92. Very pretty embossing on the heart!

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  93. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. I love all the embossing and texture on your card, so lovely indeed

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  95. So pretty and elegant! I love the colors of the heart coming through the gold embossing. Just lovely!

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  96. This is so classy! I love both the background dry embossing and the gold heat embossing you have! Pretty amazing :)

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  97. Beautiful card. The heart is awesome.

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  98. That heart is beautiful and the texture is great!

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  99. Wow this is so elegant and patriotic at the same time. Beautiful.

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  100. Very pretty and I like the love you done with a big heart too.

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  101. I love the gold embossing on the heart. Very pretty.

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  102. I love the heart that you created and keeping the background simple and elegant really makes it stand out. Lovely!

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  103. I really like the colrs in your gold embossed heart. Very elegant. I want to try that.

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  104. All I can say is just beautiful.

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  105. Stunning! I appreciate that you explained how you made that beautiful heart! I love that it is 2 color inking. Very nice!

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  106. Great idea for using two colors on the heart!

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  107. What a lovely card. I really like the gold embossing.

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  108. I love this embossed heart on the embossed card. So pretty. Thanks Seongsook for your support of OWH!

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  109. Beautiful card! I love all of the embossing and little details.

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  110. Great card, love the colors, the embossing ad details. TFS.

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  111. Oh my gosh, Seongsook! The embossing of this card is stunning.

    Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  112. Wow, the gold embossing is beautiful

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  113. Gorgeous! I'm eagerly awaiting that embossing folder and now have another idea for using it. Love this card. Thanks!

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  114. So pretty! I love Island Indigo with Real Red!

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  115. Love all the texture! You always create such gorgeous cards.

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  116. Very pretty card. I love the texture.

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  117. Love all the embossing. So beautiful.

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  118. Wow. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Love the two tone heart with the gold embossing!

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  120. BEAUTIFUL card Seongsook!!!
    LOVE your dry embossed background and - WOW - your gold embossed heart is GORGEOUS, LOVE the two-tone inking too!!!

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  121. What an amazing card. I love the gold embossing with the red, white and blue!

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  122. So beautiful! I love the embossing and once again you've made me think outside the box!

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