I’m Sandy Allnock, president of Operation Write Home, and I am so stoked! 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! And oooooh all the new companies joining this time! Wheeeeeee! My wallet is crying already, but I’m gonna push through it. I’ll be taking a break to do the webcast on YouTube at 1pm, hope you can make it! (see the post at the start of the hop for info!)
For my card, I chose to use sketch #85:
My card is deceptively simple…the background isn’t patterned paper, 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. Copic colors: BG05 BG01; R14 YR16 ; YR04 Y08; G14 YG23
The ribbon embellishment was made by 1) taking a small piece of ribbon and cutting it at an angle, 2) gluing the two pieces side-by-side with Scor-Tape on 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. Just look how thin this technique is on a card, 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, and it’s just perfect! I pierced around the Spellbinders 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
Blog candy! It’s not a hop without it, ya know. I’ve got a treat for you – a Right at Home set for your very own self! And if the winner already owns the set, I’ll give out an alternate prize instead…hmmm it could be ribbon!
PLUS If you love May Arts ribbon, or if you WANT to love May Arts ribbon, you might just want to come back here all this next week…I plan to intentionally show some cards with different ribbon techniques on them all week long. I may just have a big ol’ ribbon prize for a commenter throughout the week, too. Never know, eh! Subscribing is a great way to keep up!
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!