Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH Blog Hop for World Card Making Day!

Hey, Y'all! 
Welcome to my stop along the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

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If you're new to OWH, they are an incredible organization that collects handmade, blank cards from cardmakers across the country and sends them to our troops overseas so they have something beautiful to write to their families in.  Its my way of saying thank you to our troops and supporting them and the country.  My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII, I have a few family members currently enlisted as well as some dear friends and even a few coworkers.

This years theme is to create "Thank You" cards using an
  OWH sketch.

My first card is from Sketch #3


And here's my take on it:

I used Simon Says Stamp's Pointed Feather dies and paper from DCWV's La Creme stack.
The sentiment is heat embosed from Hero Arts CL582 set.

For my next card, I chose to use some of my Hero Arts fundraiser stamps and used Sketch #41.

I like the simplicity of the sketch and altered it slightly by moving the front piece to the center.
Here's my take on this sketch:


I inked the edges of the sentiment block and background block.  Used a bit of burlap ribbon and a few My Minds Eye enamel dots.  The stamps were from Hero Arts CL582.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the blogs on the way! 
Thank you OWH for hosting this amazing event!
Enjoy! 

The Owl

41 comments:

  1. Great cards, Jessie! I love the texture of that burlap. Happy WCMD!

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  2. Love the feather card - so simple but very impactful.

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  3. I like how you broke the feathers out of the sketch; lots of folks just use tiny images or embellies, but this shows the flexibility of all kinds of sizes. Nice!

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  4. I love your interpretation of sketch 3. Those feathers really pop against that grey paper!

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  5. The grey with the feathers makes them look so elegant. TFS

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  6. I love the feathers, beautiful designs!

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  7. I love the feathers, beautiful designs!

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  8. Great cards!!! I love the feathers! I also like the texture from the material with the second card. Thank you for supporting OWH!!! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  9. Jessie these are beautiful! LOVE your feather card its beautiful! Happy WCMD!

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  10. I really love the feather card. The yellow and greys go so well together. Great job!

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  11. Two gorgeous cards...love the feathers and the touch of burlap.

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  12. two great cards - love the feathers - they are such a hot craft item right now - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  13. Both of these are very nice. The texture of the burlap and the fun feathers are both attention grabbing elements. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  14. Great cards. I love the burlap in the second card though...texture makes such a great impression.

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  15. fun cards. I love those die cut feathers

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  16. The burlap just makes your second card! TFS!

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  17. You've shared two great cards! I like the way you think outside the box when working with the sketches. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  18. Your gray feathers card is very nice - clean, neat, simple. The colors are very on trend. A great card to send to a man or woman. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  19. I love the feathers card...I am so literal at times that I can't see beyond the sketch. Thank you for letting me "see" that the elements don't have to be circles. :)

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  20. Very cool cards. You've made a beautiful design with those feathers. I love owls!

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  21. Your cards are adorable! I really love the feathers!!!

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  22. These cards are terrific. I've been resisting the feathers trend, but your card has changed my mind. Thanks!

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  23. Jessie you have the CUTEST blog! Your cards are just beautiful. I love the die cuts and your use of textured burlap. Wonderful, warm and soothing colors. I hope you had a fabulous WCMD and I'm glad I finally had a chance to visit. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

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  24. Love the feathers and burlap. Both are great cards.

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  25. Burlap is all the hype. Great choice. TFS.

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  26. Oh wow these are fabulous creations!! Love the feathers on the top design!! Thanks for sharing this for World Card Making Day! :) HUGS

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  27. Wow, those feathers are fantastic! Great card. Thanks for your support of OWH!
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  28. Those feather dies are REALLY cool. I think I need to go shopping... :)

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  29. Great cards--I like the feathers on the first and the burlap on the second and the owl in both photos!

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  30. Love your elegant, nature-inspired cards--and that carved owl, too!

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  31. Two great cards. The first is super elegant. Tfs!!!

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  32. One of my favorite color combinations is yellow and gray. Great use of the sketch. I especially like the feathers.

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  33. Wow! You took drab colors and made them FAB! Love your cards. Your use of textures is so inspiring!

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  34. Love the textures of the burlap and feathers - great colors!

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  35. Both cards are fabulous! I love the feathers on the first one and the burlap ribbon makes a great layer. I love how you did your sentiment layer on the second!

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  36. Love the cream colored feathers with that striped paper and the burlap is always a nice addition! TFS!

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  37. LOVE how the feather trio is larger than the sketch - helps remind me that the sketch is a guideline not an absolute. The stars and sentiment of the second card are perfect!

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  38. I agree, the feathers are such a clever (and in trend!) touch for the first sketch, love it !

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  39. You have a darling blog design and I love your feather card! Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  40. Hi Jessie, Great card! I wanted to thank oyu as well for becoming a follower of all things beautiful and thought you'd like to check out my feature friday post with your blog link. Thanks again! http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2013/10/feature-friday.html

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