Guest designing for the Danish Operation Write Home - Operation Skriv Hjem
Hello everyone! Today I'm so excited to be guesting on the Danish OSH blog - Operation write home. It's a privately run blog that collects cards for all occasions and sends them to our troops deployed all over the world. I first donated cards a couple of years ago and I really like the idea of the cards bringing joy to both troops and their loved ones.
In unintended pun My favorite things really are my favorite crafty things and so I've used lots of MFT on these cards. I already had quite a few images ready and colored. For this CAS card I masked up the bottom and blend on a bit of Salty ocean oxide ink, then used Blueprint sketch oxide ink to stamp a few trees from Friends in the forest as well as a sentiment from Beast friends. Now all I needed was a yeti and gift also from Beast friends.
Last year while making cards for OSH I came up with this idea of creating a scene yet only coloring some of the images. It saved me a lot of time and allowed for more cards in shorter time. And I like the look so much that this year I'm making more.
For this square card I created a window with my T-square ruler. For the outside scene and sentiment I used MFT Merry moments.
For the inside scene I used one of my all-time favorite sets, it's also from My favorite things and it's Secret santa. How adorable are these kids, searching for presents in such excitement that they miss Santa riding by on the back of a polar bear.
For my last card I used MFT Delightfull deer. I cut them from yupo paper that I had already made using pink and gold alcohol inks. I ink blended the background with a little help from Simon Says Stamp Waves and hills and Distress inks - Spun sugar, Picked raspberry, Seedless preserves and Chipped sapphire.
I used the Simple and Basic Christmas trees for both indents in the background and to cut out a tree. I gold heat embossed the tree, antlers and the sentiment which is from Gitte's eget design and means Christmas greetings.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of Christmas in July.
Stay safe and happy crafting.
See you next time.
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