Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop

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To go to beginning of bloghop, click HERE.

Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

I first learned about OWH during the Memorial Day Bloghop in 2009.  It was then called Cards for Heroes.  I have been supporting the group with my cards and donations for 5-6 years.  I've been winding down and now the group will also complete their mission.  I have learned a lot from being a part of this group.  To Finish Strong, we are holding a bloghop to spread the word and give more support to our deployed heroes.

I used this sketch to design my card.
 
Love cards are very popular for our heroes to send to loved ones back home.  I used a Darice embossing folder to create the heart background, patting Brilliance Rocket Red ink over the embossed hearts.  I cut the embossed background to obtain the sketch design.  The hearts are cut with Spellbinders dies and the love is cut with a Memory Box die (actually 2 layers glued together for stability).

If you are a cardmaker, please be sure to mail your cards so they will arrive by August 1.  It's still important to follow the guidelines found HERE.

You may go HERE to see the rest of the bloghop entries.

29 comments:

  1. The heart shape really makes this card special, and layering the die cut "love" for sturdiness is a great idea because we know this card will likely travel far! TFS.

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  2. great sketch and love that you inked on the embossing- gorgeous! Thanks for your many years of support!

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  3. Beautiful card, I love the heart embossed background!
    Tammy x

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  4. Hi Velda! The embossed background is so pretty the way you highlighted it. Hope you have a great day!

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  5. Velda I am so happy to find you participating in today's hop! This card is lovely and the heart and sentiment within it really draw the eye... a great focal point. I hope that you'll be joining in the Facebook group Sandy has started too.

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  6. Love that big heart! The blue frame really draws my eye to it. Sweet embossing too!

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  7. Cool card. Looks like a wrapped gift with a heart as the tag.

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  8. I love the embossing folder and the distressing.

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  9. You card is so pretty and I love how you colored the embossed hearts.

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  10. So glad to see you on the blog hop! Great use of the sketch!

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  11. Hi Velda! You have made such a pretty card to Finish Strong for OWH!! I have always loved your cards since I started in 2010 and it has been such a pleasure to volunteer with you! I hope we will all stay in touch, dear Velda!

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  12. I really like it with the jazzed up background. Great card!

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  13. Beautiful card, I like that you used the same background, I don't know why I've always mixed them up. I like your way.

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  14. Such a sweet card - love the embossed background and the die cut love mounted onto the heart.

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  15. Gotta love a beautiful love card - yours are always so beautiful, Velda!

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  16. Wonderful interpretation of the sketch! NEED that embossing folder!

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  17. Such a great card! I love the embossing folder that you used for the background!

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  18. Love this! And I have the same embossing folder!

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  19. Velda,

    Love your interpretation of this sketch! Great idea to use a heart for the focal point element. Thanks so much for your support of OWH. :)

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  20. Oh, I love what you did with that sketch! Well done!

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  21. Pretty card and great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  22. So many techniques - so well put together! Ima havta try embossing, and then cutting!

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  23. Love cards are my favorite to make and you've done a nice job here. Like the embossing and the inking - brings out the hearts.

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  24. Love all the dimension you created on your card while keeping it mail friendly.

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  25. The hears are great in the place of the circles! Love the way it all went together.

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  26. All those hearts...that really says it We Love our Heroes!!! I love this card. :)

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