Saturday, May 23, 2015

Operation Write Home: Finishing Strong Blog Hop

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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

I have supported this cause for several years and still believe it is a good thing. I am so happy we are able to stop sending cards to our troops as so many more of them are home with their families again! Hopefully, we are all thinking or those who have served our country in the Armed Forces this weekend. I know I am. My father is a Vietnam vet, and he really doesn't talk about it much. Neither does his brother, who served at the same time.  I think I will give them each an extra hug this weekend :)


 I could not resist doing some more watercoloring inside the debossed areas created by my embossing folder on a piece of watercolor paper. Such a fun technique that I have not seen anyone else do yet! I hope you give it a try. Lots of texture without the bulk and lumpy-bumpiness.


 Inside just gets a little bit of stamping on the edge of the card liner in Real Red.

I used the OWH challenge sketch #44 for this card.

http://operationwritehome.org/ss-sketch-challenge-44/


If you would like to see the recipe for this card, click here. And be sure to click on the banner at the top to continue on this fantastic hop to "Finish Strong"!

24 comments:

April Story said...

Great card. I will have to try the watercoloring after embossing technique. I really like the doodled lines around the outside of the solid paper - it just brings it all together.
April

Paula S. said...

Nice effect with the combined watercoloring and embossing on this. I'll have to give it a try... it looks like it would be fun to do too. Thanks to your family for their service.

Patricia H. said...

The gradient of color achieved by watercoloring looks great, and coloring inside the debossed areas is a neat idea!

Bunny said...

Debossed watercoloring. New to me. I love it. It's so pretty.

Nancy said...

Very nice design! Love all the texture you achieved with the embossing!

Tammy said...

Fantastic card, I love the technique you've used!

Carolyn said...

Cute!

sherry varga said...

Great card, love the watercoloring!

Linda said...

Great card...love the colors and esp the inside detail!

Sandy said...

What a fun way to create some recessed areas to paint in! Awesome technique! :)

Trish said...

The watercoloring is very good. love how it looks.

Diane said...

wow- great water coloring-love the idea of doing it on the embossed areas! And a big thanks to your dad and uncle---and feel free to give them an extra hug from an appreciative Americans!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Tanya! I love embossing folders and learning new ways of adding color! Your card is so festive! Thanks for sharing and joining in this wonderful hop!

Michele Smith said...

I love how this technique turned out! So pretty with the vellum sentiment. Great card - thanks for sharing

heather said...

Fun touch with the water coloring of the debossed areas as well as the use of vellum for your sentiment banner.

Lisa D said...

How fun! I never thought about coloring in the debossed area! Clever!

Sybrina K said...

Great card! Thanks for the embossing/watercoloring idea. And, thanks to your dad and uncle for their service.

Kristie said...

What a fun technique for using watercolors. I just recently started playing with them and will have to give that a try. Thank you for your support to OWH.

Donna Nuce said...

I love your watercolor technique and I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip! Have a great day!

Kathy S said...

I'm loving the watercolor craze as I see you are too. Thanks for your OWH support.

Lori Kobular said...

Love your watercoloring and that embossing! Great card!

Gina said...

I really need to learn how to do that coloring thing with embossing folders! Great card!

WhoMom said...

Fun patterns with the watercolors. Makes me want to play too!

Sue D said...

Great technique!

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