I’m Sandy Allnock, founder of Operation Write Home, and I am so stoked to share my card where I make background paper out of awesome stamps! This bloghop is one of my favorite things of the year…it’s always so exciting to see just how many people are out there supporting our heroes and blogging about it!
We’re asked to use OWH sketches for this bloghop. For my card, I chose to use OWH sketch #85…it has a great focal point up in the top area and a big space to make background paper —or use some printed paper if you’re not crazy like me!
Make background paper yourself!
If you have the time, it’s fun to create your own design for paper to use on a card. For this one, it’s stamped and colored with Copics! I used the Hero Arts Operation Write Home “Right at Home” fundraiser set of stamps…I just LOVE this set! (And not just because they donate a portion of proceeds!) I stamped the kites with Memento ink, and colored each section in mix-and-matchy style.
The ribbon embellishment was made by 1) taking a small piece of 1″ wide ribbon and cutting it at an angle, 2) gluing the two halves side-by-side with Scor-Tape onto black cardstock; 3) trimming the cardstock as a layer. Easypeasy! And of course since it’s May Arts ribbon, it cuts perfectly with no fraying. And this technique uses ribbon without any bulky bows, too!
The sentiment, stamped in Versafine, is from the same set as the kites – this was the sentiment I definitely wanted when making the set suggestion to Hero Arts during the design phase, and it’s just perfect! I pierced around the diecut oval with scallop using my Tim Holtz/Tonic piercer…one of my fave tools of course! You’ve got links in the dooblie do to all the products, including even my favorite guillotine paper cutter and adhesives too.
I sure hope you’re having a blast hopping along and visiting all the great blogs. If you go shopping, just remember to tell everyone you’re there because of OWH…we want them to feel the luv!
If you’re inspired to go make background paper too, come back and leave me a link – I’d love to see what you create!