Saturday, October 1, 2011

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY HAS ARRIVED!!!



Below are my two Christmas Cards that I have made for the OWH blog hop.  I used Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday for both.  My first card I cut out the poinsettias and then coated them with Rock Candy by Tim Holtz/Ranger.  Not only did it curl up the leaves for some dimension but it also gave it this cool cracked distressed look that I can't seem to get enough of.  (I was having issues taking a good photo to show you the rock candy look so hopefully it comes through enough of everyone visiting)




The second card I followed a sketch by Kim Hughes out of Paper Crafts Card Ideas for paper crafters Magazine.  I added twill ribbon from scenic route (I know but I hoard), stamped the border from an A Muse Christmas set, put both the bird and sentiment on chipboard and used the new limited edition gathered twigs distress ink from Tim Holtz. 



I decided to do OWH because I come from a military family.  My husband and both brothers are in the military and my husband has friends from his unit (another shout out to the 203rd MI BN!) over there right now.  I know how hard it is to be separated from a loved one so if a handmade card helps keep home close then my work here is done :)

I will be posting more cards later this afternoon so come on back after the hop and check out the party :) 

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. Off to find out what Tim's rock candy is. It looks cool.

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  2. beautiful cards - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  3. Beautiful cards :) Thank you for sharing :)

    Manda :)
    ajsarts@gmail.com
    www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  4. Love the rock candy effect and the leaf curling!

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  5. Love the bug-eyed bird. Hah! Cute stuff. :)

    Lauren, Paper Love
    readysetlove@me.com
    www.readysetlove.me

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  6. Oh the one with the Robin is sooo cute. Great cards

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  7. Those are so pretty - I love the woodsy feel of the Robin one. And that crackle effect is awesome.

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  8. So pretty! I love those poinsettias!

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  9. Nice cards! Your poinsettia is really pretty, I had to click the photo for an up close and personal view. Thanks for telling about the Rock Candy, I "googled" it and it looks like a neat product.

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  10. Your cards are great! I love that little birdie on the second one.

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  11. The poinsettias are fabulous. Would you get the same results covering the whole thing with embossing powder, do you think?

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  12. That first card is just wow wow wow! Beautiful! I love them both but those poinsettias are to die for! Nice work!

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  13. Love the rock candy on your poinsettia! Thank you to you, your family and esp your husband for your service to our country. Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes.
    R/

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  14. Beautiful cards. Love the poinsettias!

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  15. Great cards, Maria! I love the curled poinsettias with the Rock Candy - I've never used that product but it looks great here!

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  16. Oh wow- love the look of the Rock Candy on the poinsettia's- really pretty! Fun sketch for your second card. Hugs to you and your family- I appreciate you!!!

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  17. These are pretty, I like the use of all the pattern paper. :)

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  18. LOVE the flowers, and the bird one is cool bc of the different papers together. Gratitude fro the military service and sacrifice!!

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  19. Love the vintage look to your cards.

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  20. The poinsettas are perfect and that bird is cute! Very very nice! TFS!!!

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  21. Pretty! Love the distressing!

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  22. Hadn't heard about the rock candy thingy - really like it. Both cards are really nice.

    Ginny

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  23. Great rustic colors in both of these cards! The rock candy is new to me but I really like the effect and the bit of glitz it adds is really nice since glitter is a no-no for OWH cards. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  24. Very pretty! Love the poinsettias on the plaid paper - such a warm, cozy feeling. Thank you to you and your family for your service.

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  25. Very beautiful! I love the cracked distress look! Thank you to you and your family for serving our great country!

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