Friday, February 8, 2013
Operation Write Home - Box 2
Here are the cards I sent out with my 2nd Operation Write Home box. The Easter themed cards are due the 7th, with Easter, Spring, and Graduation due later. Since I made so many Mother's Day cards, I sent them early so they can be divided among units as per OWH's instructions.
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Here I used a retired Stampin' UP set called Easter Blossoms. I love the image, so I try to use it often. I used the Elegant Bouquet Flower embossing folder for the background flowers and chalks to color them with pastel colors. I know I've said it before, but I REALLY love the new stamp pads! Such nice coverage on the images! I sent just 4 of these Easter Blessings cards.
In the OWH box, I included 21 of the Mom cards- I stamped them about a year ago while working on another project, and with the purchase of my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I now feel I can do the stamp some justice!
These are the colors I used:
Mom: PP2, PP4, LG4, LG5, HB2, HB3, and IB2, IB3.
Remaining stamp areas: IB2, CT2, FS3, TB1, GT1, PP4, HB2, LG2, IG1
I also punched out vellum and Pretty in Pink cardstock butterflies. This is the new butterfly punch for the Spring Stampin' Up catalog, and I also used SU rhinestones and pearls for the butterfly bodies.
I made 10 of these daffodil cards, and used these Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
Stems: LG5, LG4, LG3, LG2
Flowers: CT4, CT3, CT2, CT1, OR1
FS1, IG1 and BT1
One of the big rules for sending cards to OWH is no glitter, so I used some of my glittered cardstock so it won't rub off.
Spectrum Noir Markers:
Bees: CT 3 CT4, IG9, IG10
Bee outfit: GT1, GT2
Bees' wings: BT1, BT2
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