Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Blog Hop: Spring cards



Welcome to my blog.  Today my post is for the Operation Write Home Spring Blog Hop where we're featuring Spring cards that we'll be sending to our deployed military personnel. If you haven't heard about Operation Write Home, please check out this link to their website.  Would you like to make some cards for our men and  women in the military so they can keep in touch with their loved ones?  It's a great cause!
The deadline for contributing Easter cards is March 18th, and the Mother's day deadline is March 31st.  The website above will give you detailed information.

If you've already begun the hop, you've just come from Jennifer's blog, Cards by Jennifer.  I know you enjoyed her adorable cards.


Today I'm showing a card made from Stampin' Up's Nature's Nest stamp set.
This project is a standard sized card.  
 
The nest was stamped in Early Espresso ink. It was colored with Stampin' Pastels and a blender pen, then layered onto a piece of Soft Suede card stock.  It was then layered on a torn piece of Certainly Celery card stock.  A striped grosgrain ribbon was tied  in a knot and attached to the card front.  The next layer of  Pretty in Pink was stamped with the feather using Crumb Cake ink.  Everything was layered onto another piece of Soft Suede and then onto card base of Certainly Celery. 
Here's the same card with a pink taffeta ribbon.  It fits into an envelope easily and is a little flatter for mailing.


   



The inside of card was stamped on the left and lower edges with the feather image to carry the theme of the card inside.  I like the clean and simple look of the card.  
 Please leave a comment and you'll be entered in my drawing.   I'll be using the random number generator to choose a winner of some blog candy. The Blog Candy will  be this card along with three others made with the Nature's Nest stamp set, complete with envelopes. Be sure to  leave your email so I can contact you if you are the winner!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope these projects have given you some inspiration.
Click Here to hop on to the next blog and see some more wonderful projects!




52 comments:

Cindy O said...

Beautiful colors, soft and subtle. Your green layers really set it off, and the torn edge is perfect with the natural look of the bird's nest. Great card!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, especially love t he colors you chose!

AmyCatalogna said...

What a wonderful card! I have a friend who LOVES birds and birds' nests -- these would be great for her! Thanks for helping out OWH!

Paula said...

This card is so striking! Such a sophisticated color combination and a pretty stamp set too. Beautiful work. I am glad you hopped along with OWH today.

Paula
desmarsol at aol dot com

MidnightCrafter said...

Lovely, great colors! Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly Johnson said...

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

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome. :) I love birds and nest stamps.

Operation Write Home said...

A lovely nest stamp!!! The design is beautiful and I love the inside decor. Pretty!!
Happy hopping!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful design on the card, and I really like your color choices!

Lillian Child said...

I love your creative style!

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...

Gorgeous colors..thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Lovely cards! Such pretty colors too!

Adele said...

Great cards! I love what you did with the feather stamp.

Teresa said...

Pretty---I like how you did the inside, too.

Redonna said...

Very pretty! TFS

Linda Dale said...

Love the stamp, very pretty card.

Lisa said...

Delicate and gorgeous!

Lisa Oliver said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Great cards....thanks for sharing!

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Erika said...

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

If I'm lucky enough to win - you can reach me through my blog.

ScrappnBee said...

Beautiful card! Love the ribbon and the torn edge on the top stamped piece! Thanks for helping OWH! Happy Hopping!!!- Amanda (#61)

Cyndi S said...

Beautiful card.
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Cheryl said...

Lovely card!


--Cheryl--

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful work, Diane! So happy to visit your blog on the hop. ♥ky

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
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Brittani Nguyen said...

Adorable card, TFS!

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Michelle Single said...

Nothing says spring like bird eggs! Fabulous!!!!

Misty said...

Love the colors!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I really like the color combo.
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Monica Hunter said...

This is beautiful, and I love the inside of the card too! Thanks for sharing!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Gorgeous card!! And would you look at that yummy ribbon!!!! I always forget to stamp on the insides of my cards, thanks for the reminder!

Linda

Ann said...

Beautiful cards! I love the "nature" theme. TFS!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! I love this nest card!

If I am your winner, please send the cards to OWH for the soldiers to use.

Heaven said...

Great card, thanks for sharing
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Amy said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

shersl84bed said...

I love how you ripped the paper, looks great with this stamp set. Thanks for the neat idea.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Rhonda Miller said...

What lovely cards. TFS.
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AllisonG said...

Love the detail on the inside of the card as well!

grandmalee said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! I love your color choices and the torn cardstock to soften it up even more! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Great card. Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

Donna S said...

Nice! I don't always think to decorate the inside, but it sure is great!

Resa said...

fabulous card. thanks for sharing.

GrammaR said...

Great colors! And a nest full of eggs is a great spring image.

kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful card! I love the old etching look of that stamp, as well as your torn paper effect. Just beautiful!

Cre8tiveVet said...

your cards are fantastic! I love the colors you used. Thanks for the chance to win the candy.
cre8tivegirls at yahoo dot com

Ann said...

Your card is great and I really like the colors. Thanks for sharing.
annjerryk at aol dot com

Yolanda said...

What a great stamp set. I like the torn paper panel.

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty! I like the way you finished the inside also! Thanks for hopping!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us and OWH!

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Mickey Roberts said...

How pretty, Diane! I like all the textures and detail.

Susan said...

these are both pretty! I think I like that stamp set :)
Susan