Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day - OWH Blog Hop

It's World Card Making Day ! 

I made Love cards that could be suitable for parents to send home to their kids for the Operation Write Home World Cardmaking  Day Blog Hop ! Although they have several layers, they are still quite flat and mail friendly.

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets: Darling Dragons - retired Stampin' Up!
                  Circle Of Friendship - retired Stampin' Up!
                  Just Sayin' - Stampin' Up!
Card stocks: Watercolor paper
                     Basic Black
                     Whisper White
                     Lovely Lilac
                     Pink and Green white core card stock, Die Cuts With A View (old , from my stash)
Black Stazon ink
Assorted classic ink pads and markers, Stampin' Up!
Aquapainter to watercolor the images using water based inks
Punches and die from Stampin' Up! :
                      Label(?) - retired
                      Slot(?) - retired
                      Word Bubbles die
Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder
Fiskars Leather Texture Plate
Big Shot die cut/embossing machine
Black 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Yellow ribbon, Michael's Dots Dashes and Checks
Fine sandpaper to remove pink from the embossed hearts background paper
Dimensionals, Stampin' Up! (pop dots to raise the stamped images slightly)
Fray check for the cut ends of the ribbons
Double Stick tape, heavy duty, to adhere ribbon

Be sure to bookmark the post at Operation Write Home and keep checking back throughout the day as other cards are shared at the bottom in the InLinkz for the hop ! Submissions are accepted from 6 AM PST until Midnight PST October 4th - plenty of time for you to make a "Love" card and share, too !

Want to find out more about Operation Write Home and how you can help make cards to send to the troops ? Read this post for all the current needs.

Smaller sentiment stamps were colored directly with water based markers to get the multi colored stamped image. Be sure to "huff" your warm breath onto the inked rubber stamp before stamping onto the card stock to moisten the water based inks if they dry as you are coloring.

Once your card stock is embossed with an embossing folder,
texture plate, brass template with stylus, etc,
you can add color by rubbing an ink pad directly to
the raised areas or by lightly sanding white core card stock
with a fine grit sandpaper to reveal the white core. 

Thanks for looking =)


  1. A couple kids are going to be so excited to get those cards from their parent! They are so fun, colorful and full of texture. Great job!

  2. Love how the 2 different papers give 2 completely different effects!

  3. I love how you used the embossing folders on your cards! It is one of my favorite things to do :)
    Beth's Beauties

  4. Such cute cards! So cool that you remembered cards for kids. Love all the sanded and inked embossings, really great addition to the background! TFS

  5. Very sweet cards! I just love the embossed backgrounds on each card, especially with the inking and sanding of them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh, what cute, cute, cute cards! And just when I thought I had lots of cute animal stamps and digis to use on cards, you come up with a dragon image...and it's retired! Boo for that, but hooray for these wonderful cards full of texture, rich color, and love!

  7. I just watched this technique last night on you tube. Love it! Great cards.

  8. I like the backgrounds of both cards and the cute little dragon.

  9. Oh my goodness...I love that dragon!! Both cards are so cheerful and bright, I like that you did a girl and a boy card...shows how versatile stamps and digis can be. I like these a lot!!

  10. What fabulous cards!! I really like the leather look on the second card! These will surely bring smiles all around.

  11. Heather I love your dragon cards. Especially the embossed dragon skin! So cute!

  12. Wonderful cards...esp love the multi colored sentiment and the green embossing...two great touches! wtg!!!

  13. I love your coloring and the dragon skin looks so real. Have to get these grandkiddos love dragons and dinosaurs.

  14. I was so surprised when I looked at the image and saw that they were the same! You did a great job of making to completely different cards with your dragon! Both of them are going to make someone's day!

  15. I love that you showed different color schemes for the same stamp! Love that dragon! Thank you for supporting OWH!!! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

  16. What a wonderful idea to make these cards for kids! These will definitely bring smiles to the lucky kids who receive them!

  17. Great cards! The leather embossing texture on the green one is perfect with that dragon. I can see that as being great for a little boy or a little tomboy! Love your coloring, too. Tfs!

  18. These are great! Love the texture on the green one especially!

  19. Two really cute kiddie cards -- that will be cherished by the little ones who receive them! Isn't it interesting how the same image can look so different.

  20. Both of these are so sweet! I love the 'dragon skin' background!


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