September is Operation Write Home’s birthday month and we’re thrilled to be celebrating with them today by way of a Blog Skip! (In case you’re wondering, a “skip” is a miniature version of a blog hop. Fun, right?!)
The skip began at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog so be sure to click over there to start from the top.
Our mission was to create a card of any theme using the Hero Arts - Operation Write Home fundraiser stamps. Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits from the sale of these sets to Operation Write Home. There are 6 clear sets and 3 woodblock sets in all, each specifically designed for creating cards to help our heroes keep in touch with home. You can see them all HERE.
I thought the cute little framed message from the Right at Home set would be perfect to use with the chalkboard technique, so that was the starting point for my card.
I white embossed the image onto Black Layering Paper and then smudged a bit of Unicorn Pigment Ink onto it with my fingertip. (Be sure to check out Lisa’s blog post on Monday for three more chalkboard cards — they’re awesome!)
A few BasicGrey patterned papers add to the cozy feel.
And here’s a fun DIY embellishment tip! You can create your own enamel dots by painting our Metallic Decor with nail polish. The Silver Metallic Decor turned white with two quick coats. It won’t scratch off easily, as paint might. I have a feeling I’ll be raiding my daughter’s nail polish collection and creating enamel dots in a rainbow of colors very soon.
I hope this leaves you feeling inspired to create some cards for Operation Write Home. If you are a new contributor, please be sure to read their card guidelines HERE for some very important information.
***What’s a birthday bash without presents? We’re having a giveaway to celebrate OWH’s birthday!*** The prize includes the Right at Home set as well as 3 packages of Silver Metallic Decor.
For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 22 at 11:59pm PST. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all of the comments received and announced on the blog next week.
Now it’s time to skip onward, friends! Lucky you — your next stop is the blog of Operation Write Home’s President and Founder, Sandy Allnock. Click HERE to visit Sandy’s blog. I can’t wait to see what she has in store today!
Thanks for skipping by and enjoy the rest of the journey!