Thursday, July 1, 2010

Operation Write Home

Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home's Independence Day Blog Tour. To start at the beginning, CLICK HERE to go to the OWH Star & Stamps Page. Thanks for dropping by.


For this card, I gathered up a piece of teal cardstock, some paper scraps, a stamped cupcake from a previous project colored with Zig writers and Stickles Glitter Adhesive {I know, I know, no glitter is allowed for OWH cards - but this is only for screen viewers ONLY : ) }. The background is made from a piece of leftover craft fun foam run through my cuttlebug. So fun! I rubbed some platinum pearlescent over the embossing to bring out the detail. So quick and easy and the result is very IM"PRESS"IVE.

Aren't I clever with words?

I will be spending the weekend with friends and family and getting in some quality artsy-craftsy time with a pile of things waiting to be artfully upcycled. What projects are you working on this 3-day weekend?

Have a Fun and Safe 4th of July Holiday everyone!!! Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home and all of our men & women in uniform : ) SMb

23 comments:

Noelle's Corner said...

Love the cards and I love how you made it by using scraps of paper and things you found.

Paula said...

What a cool use for craft foam. May have to give that a try myself. Have a great 4th of July!

Brenda said...

Cute card! Love how you used up scraps and created something special.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. Your background is great. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute, I didn't know you could used the craft foam like that!

Jackie L Watson said...

Just shows what a girl can do with some scraps. Your card is adorable. Happy 4th July

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Cute card. I've really got to try the foam. Happy 4th!

Eileen said...

Aren't scraps the best, one can be so creative with them. Love the card.

rstuck2003 said...

Love it...thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi, pretty card! I liked learning how you made the background. Happy 4th!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

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MomsBeenScrappin said...

Great card! TFS :)

Erika said...

Great card!

Operation Write Home said...

I love cards made out of those little bits and pieces - cute!!

helloholley said...

Great cards and thanks for the tip!

Marianne said...

I love the card with all the words. What a great idea.

Jeanne said...

I never thought about running foam through the cuttlebug. Thanks for giving me a great idea!

Ola said...

This is such a fun card!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nancy Keller said...

You know, sometimes you just have to have to make those cards with the stickles. I totally understand. Stickles are my vice. No matter how many glitterless cards I make for the troops, I just have to make some WITH sometimes too. I have never played with that foamy stuff. I will have to give it a try some time. Thanks for sharing your great b-day card!

Teresa / Trees aWard in Digital Stamps said...

I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

Shirley said...

I love the card and the Pearlescence. I had to use stickles on a card, but covered it with Paper Glaze so it wouldn't rub off.

Meg Bean said...

Love your card! I love the embossed background and how you colored it to really make it pop. Happy 4th of July!

Jamie said...

how fun! I've never used craft foam before and I am definately missing out :) What a great card. Thanks for sharing

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