Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Blog Hop

Hello all I am one of many who are participants in the Operation Write Home blog hop today!! This hop kicked off at 10:00 EST 7:00 PST.

What is Operation Write Home you may ask? It is a group of volunteers (and you can too) who create blank cards for our heroes to send home while they are away and on duty service our country - for more information check out their blog.
Because we have to make cards ahead of time - we are on Easter and Mother's Day.
Easter card deadline is March 18th and Mother's Day deadline is March 31st to mail our blank cards to our shipper.
You should have come from Amy's blog and now onto my hopping point as I am next.
This card I made at my stamp night using Stampin' Up products.

This card shows a couple techniques - one is using ribbon as an accent and the other is direct to stamp inking.

First the ribbon: I like ribbon as it adds another layer other than paper. Take a piece of ribbon and tape it to the back of one of the top layers. If you want to ad a little cinching take a piece of thread and tie a little piece around the ribbon for a great effect. Here I added the ovals and sentiment it is attached to the cinched area of the ribbon by a glue dot.

Second the direct to stamp inking: Using markers - color directly onto the stamp and then press the stamp to your paper. You get a wonderful watercolor or exact coloring technique depending on the style of your image.
Hope you will give it a try. I am giving away some blog candy. You must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this posting. Below is a set of Martha Stewart heart and flower clear stamps.
Now for your next hop to Jan's blog Thanks and enjoy!

(Entering this card in The Alphabet Challenge - R is for Ribbon)

55 comments:

Coach fans said...

What a lovely card. I sure do like to use ribbon as much as possible too. It adds dimension to the card.

Georgiana

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

oooo, I love how you cinched your ribbon, Sheryl--it mimics the curve of the leaves so nicely! Just lovely. . . .

Cindy O said...

Very elegant, especially with the ribbon cinched together under the entiment. Beautiful color combination, and I love your diagonal placement of the flower panel. Great card!

Auntie Marg said...

What a great card you did a wonderful job, thanks for sharing.
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Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card! I'm, a lover of using ribbon too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Sheryl! What a beautiful card, love it! Happy hopping :)

littlen said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

Dana said...

I love the card! It looks simple but very elegant! Great job!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Paula said...

Very sophisticated card. Such pretty colors. Enjoy the OWH hop!

Kimberly Johnson said...

TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

what a fun card and awesome give away. :) Thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

Dixie Cochran said...

Isn't it amazing what a piece of ribbon will do for a card! Your card is beautiful!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheryl, what a beautiful card! And those stamps are adorable!!!

Hugs, sweetie!

Operation Write Home said...

LOVE your card....that ribbon is yummy, the whole design is so clean and crisp. Beautiful!
Happy hopping!

Lillian Child said...

Your card is so lovely, Sheryl!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

rstuck2003 said...

Pretty card, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your blog candy.

Nana Connie said...

What an elegant card! Love the ribbon treatment. This blog hop has really been inspiring. Thanks for all you do to support our troops.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous card! Love that set and you really made it shine!

Teresa said...

Pretty! TFS

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer

http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

Redonna said...

Very nice! TFS

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

What a pretty card! Great colors!
Brittany
http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

Linda Dale said...

I love your card. Very pretty and nice layout.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the stamping!

Melissa said...

Oh Sheryl, your card is so beautiful! Thank you for all you do for OWH!

Janet said...

Great colors and beautiful card!

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

ScrappnBee said...

Great card! I love inking and ribbon! Cannot wait for spring to get here! Thank you for hopping!

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

April B. said...

I love how you used the ribbon on this card!

Cyndi S said...

Pretty card.
cstephenson@q.com

Cheryl said...

Lovely card!


--Cheryl--

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful card! I love the direct to stamp inking technique - no two images exactly the same! Thanks for being part of the hop. ♥ky

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
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Brittani Nguyen said...

Adorable card, TFS! I love the ribbon you used!!

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Michelle Single said...

Love the crooked image layer... Fabulous touch!

Misty said...

Love the colors! And the tip about thread on ribbon.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

SueB said...

Adding a bit or ribbon or lace is probably my fav way to embellish - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

grandmalee said...

What a gorgeous card! The papers really add to the elegnace of this design. I love the textures and adding the sentiment to the tag. Thanks for supporting OWH!

bernietom47 said...

Lovely card! Love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie
bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

MaGoooo said...

This card is GORGEOUS!

MaGoooo said...

This card is GORGEOUS!

Mindy :) said...

I love your card!
Mindy O.

shersl84bed said...

Sheryl this is such an elegant card. Really really pretty. You made me a new follower. Can't wait to see more.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Mindy said...

Very nice card. Thanks for sharing with the hop :)
Mindy

Amy said...

Lovely card -- love the embossing!! :) Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Happy to be a new follower,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card! Love how you did with the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh what a beautiful card!!! Love the ribbon and your flower image!!

Linda

Donna S said...

I love this card! I already have that clear stamp set. It's great! But will follow and if I win, I will give the set to my sister who shared OWH with me.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful card and lovely colour scheme Thank you for joining us at Alphabet
Hugs
Tamara

GrammaR said...

Your card is so elegant. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Yolanda said...

Your inking technique turned out beautifully. I'll have to try that.

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty! Love how you cinched the ribbon!

Patricia said...

Pretty card! I rarely use wide ribbon but you've inspired me to try it more often.

Julie said...

Really pretty card, Sheryl! I love your color scheme. (Yes, I am still bloghopping four days later!)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx