Monday, December 20, 2010

Brown and Orange Scallops Card

Scallops and circles on rectangles. I like this one a lot. In real life, the colors go well together. My photo isn't very good, but the scan was worse.

My layout is based on Clean and Simple Stamping's card sketch 121. The card stock is Papertrey Ink kraft (card base) and dark chocolate (dark brown) with Paper Source papaya (soft orange). The concentric circle pattern - the same one I used in this post - was colored with Copic markers and punched out with a 1-1/2" circle punch. The dark brown outer circle is EK Success 2" scalloped circle punch. I used my Fiskars "cloud" scissors for the bottom scallops. The sentiment "Hello" is computer-printed in brown ink with Lucida Calligraphy font. (042)

Like most of my cards, this was created for Operation Write Home (OWH), "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." OWH just reached a milestone of 750,000 cards shipped to our deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations. There were 250,000 just from August-December! I'm happy to have a (very small) part in the accomplishment. And in this Advent season of peace, praying for a time when it's no longer needed.

4 comments:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great use of this fun sketch. I like your color combo.

Cindy O said...

Thank you Susan!

Debgem said...

I really like this card - it's fun!! The scalloped circle (or Sun) is great and I like the layers in it.

Cindy O said...

Deborah, thanks for commenting. I wasn't thinking of a sun when I made it (not colors I would have chosen), but you're right, it does look sunlike. I love happy accidents like that!