5.24.2014

Memorial Weekend Blog Hop with OWH



Is there a more fitting thing for an American cardmaker to do on her blog for Memorial Day weekend than to join with Operation Write Home for a blog hop?  I didn't think so.   That's why I'm joining others again this year for the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop.



I used OWH Sketch #225 to create this thank you card.


See how the stars are inlaid and then a couple of them are popped up?  Come back tomorrow to see a video on how I made this card, plus another card using the same sketch, but rotated and flipped.


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Be sure to head over to the OWH blog to see what the others have created for this special event.  Clicky to go there now.


Supplies:
Paper: Aboard (Authentique), Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Hip Notes (Stampin' UP!)
Misc: Banner Framelits (Stampin' UP!), Stitched Stars (Lil' Inker Designs), Versamark, White Embossing Powder


UPDATE:  I have added more pictures and video in the next post.  Clicky to go there now, or scroll up to see the new post.  

64 comments:

Debbie McNamee said...

love this card!! Can't wait to see how you did it!!

Melanie Rozwood said...

I really like how you used negative spaces from the die cuts.

Cindy E. Rapson said...

Very, very nice! I too, can't wait to see how you did this. I love the color choices of your paper as well. Perfect card...

sherry varga said...

Very nice cards.

Celeste Goff said...

Love these cards! I especially love the embossed stitching around the stars. It's very clever and adds a lot of interest to the cards!

Elsie B said...

This technique is one I've not tried yet. It has that "how did she do that?" factor. Great card!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your stars!! The stitched ones are my favorite!

Marsha said...

Lovely. The inlaid and "stitched" stars are wonderful. So glad you are an OWH supporter.

Cindy's Card Co said...

I like how you did the stitching. I will have to check back to see how you did that.

Jen R said...

Love the layers and textures!

Cherie said...

I like the inlaid stars and how you popped smaller ones on top.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great card - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and lots of awesome layers and papers in it.

Tammy said...

Fabulous card, I love all of the stars!

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card!
Especially like the inlaid stars!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you layered the stars!

Kathy S said...

Very cool "inlay" of the star - looks really smooth.

Paula S. said...

Marvelous work! CAS but witn enough detail to make it perfect. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

Valerie Doyle said...

Love your card.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your inlaid stitched stars, Heather! Great design. Hope you have an amazing weekend! xo

April Story said...

Cool card. I really like those stitched stars - so pretty.
April

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for the link to OWH.

Jessie said...

Beautiful card! Love the inlay and details in/around the stars. Can't wait to see how you created it!

Linda said...

Yummy cards! I love your use of stars to add lost of interest! WTG!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Love the stitching on the stars. The sentiment is one of my favorites. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.

Margaret said...

Love the inlaid stars.

Ann Marie said...

Wonderful technique! Can't wait for the video! Thank you!

Barbara said...

Nice use of negative space

thescraptree said...

I love this stone color looking paper! Such a wonderful example of clean and simple! - Kristal

StampNK said...

Love those die cut stars and dimension

heather said...

Beautifully done ! The combination of inlaid and popped up "stitched" stars is perfect, but I really like the black border.

Kristie said...

Great color choices. I really like the grey background paper with the red and blue. I have those Lil Inker Designs star dies and they are simply the best. I love how you did the inlaid technique with them.

Korin Carter said...

Great card. Simple sentiment and very to the point.

Rufus said...

Love the inlaid and popped stars, very effective! Thanks for supporting OWH.
R/

Patti J said...

Love your creativity - beautifully done! And...love love, LOVE your blog title! I'm off to have a look around! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Love your stitched stars! Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie Caldwell said...

Love the inlaid stars...great cards. You have super talent, thanks for sharing.

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful cards! Love the added dimension behind the stars. Thanks for sharing

Jo Ann Usey said...

Love the inlaid stars - will have to come on back to check out the tutorial!

Tammy Pope said...

The inlaid and popped stars are great. I really like the stitched stars die you and others have used. Might have to add that to my stash!

Jodie Heuser said...

Wonderful job on the cards, love the inlaid stars!

coco said...

The inlaid stitched stars look great, and I really like your background paper and your "thanks" image.

mariangel said...

beautiful card love the blue banner and the sentiment love it

Sybrina K said...

Fabulous cards! Love the combo of inlaid and popped stars.

Amy C. said...

Very pretty and patriotic!

Cheri said...

Love this card! Those stars are fabulous.

Aimee said...

Love this card. Really neat how you used both inlaid and popped stars.

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are great. I love the layouts and the use of the stars.

grandmato20 said...

love the dimension on this card

Shanta said...

lovely lovely cards!!!

Sue D said...

FAbulous. I like your star technique.

Jackie Watson said...

Awesome card.

Ellen Smith said...

I'm a sucker for stars or stripes. Super card.

Michelle said...

Great card! Thank you!

Waverunner said...

I always like inlay!

Brenda Hugar said...

Lovely card. TFS

Becki with an i blog said...

Very, very nice card. Love the background paper your chose. Thanks for being a hop stop.

WhoMom said...

Great texture on your card. The colors are very nice and the inlaid stars are fab.

Diana N. said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I have to go back and see your video about how you made those inlaid stars.

Diana N. said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I have to go back and see your video about how you made those inlaid stars.

Diana N. said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I have to go back and see your video about how you made those inlaid stars.

BobbisTreasure said...

Cool technique to inset and pop the stars. Thanks for supporting OWH, and thanks for sharing!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love the card and the design/colors- will have to check out how you did it :)

Stacy B said...

Great card! I love the banner.