Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thank You Card - OWH Blog Hop

Stars and a muted color scheme with white, gray, dark red (burgundy), and light blue.  Lots of texture in the layers and embossing.  It's for the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend blog hop, sponsored by Operation Write Home.  A small way to say "thank you" to our heroes and their families protecting and serving our nation. 

My card is based on OWH sketch #68.   The sketch and card details are at the bottom of my post.  All of the OWH sketches (over 200 of them!) can be found here - a wonderful resource for card makers. 

Thanks for visiting, and especially thanks for your comments.  To return to the OWH blog hop page and continue hopping, click HERE
Card details:
  • Card stock is Ellen Hutson white linenPapertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (gray), scarlet jewel (burgundy), and spring rain (light blue). 
  • Embossing folder is Craft Concept solid stars.
  • Dies are PTI photo finish strips for the sentiment strip,  PTI seeing stars (medium) for the largest star, and My Favorite Things stacking stars (large) for the two smaller stars.
  • I used a 1/4" Fiskars star punch for the tiny center star. 
  • Sentiment "Thank you" is computer-printed in burgundy ink with "Marker Felt - Thin" font.
Created for Operation Write Home, "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." (283)

99 comments:

Erika said...

I like the embedded stars on your card. Nicely done!

madamewong said...

Love the textures and layering.

sherry varga said...

Very nice clean and simple card that I will case!!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Cindy,
I am just LOVING that little star embossing in the background!! Beautiful card!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is very pretty. I like the colors and layout.

Sybrina K said...

Really like the colors -- a slightly non-traditional patriotic palette. Love the nested stars!

kren said...

I like your color choices and the stacked stars. TFS!

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Leslie Hanna said...

The nested stars are fabulous, and I love the color combination. (leslie #113)

Jen R said...

Clean card! Nice use of the colors! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I really like how you repeated the star embossing with a large focal point star

Marsha said...

Beautiful colors. Love your embedded star. Very classy card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beauty with all that texture and love how you layered the star image.

Tammy said...

Beautiful colors and I love the embossed panel!

Barbara said...

Lots of nice embossing on this CAS approach to this card!

postalorphan said...

Very clean and simple - love the layering and the embossed background!

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely CAS card! The embossed background with the layered stars looks great!

Cissy Murphy said...

So clean, simple and fabulous! I love the way you did the stars. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Allnock said...

Simply lovely - it's so clean and well-executed!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Tami B. said...

Great card. The nested stars are what really caught my eye.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely CAS card.

Donna Inks said...

I love that layered star embellishment on your card! Those colors are great! Nice work!

Andrea T said...

How could I not love this card? Those were my HS colors!!! TFS

Kelli Acopan said...

love the embossed stars!! great job with the sketch!

Cheri said...

Love those colors, Cindy. Great job with that sketch!!!

byAnnette said...

Nice Card!
Like the simple design along with the embossed and layered stars

Sharon Russo said...

The nested stars are neat.
Thank you for sharing.

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Love your card and LOVE your color choices and the fact that they weren't the typical red white & blue! Nicely done!

sas44 said...

Clean & simple with great colord. Your star looks embedded in the embossing. Will have to CASE this if you don't mind!

Paula S. said...

Terrific CAS design in this card Cindy! The color combo is so crisp. I think I have both of those dies sets and never realized they would work so well together. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the layered star. Fabulous card. TFS

reflections:0) said...

Such a nice clean simple card.

reflections:0)

Donna Nuce said...

Love the layered stars on the card and the embossed background. Thanks for your support of OWH.

Sylvia said...

Lovely CAS card, Cindy, love the star embossed background and the embossed stars! TFS and have a fabulous weekend. #133

Sarah said...

Fabulous card-- I adore those stars--they are awesome!

grandmax2 said...

The multi coloured star is great.

April Story said...

Love those colors - those are my high school colors. Go Chargers. lol I really like the use of the embossing folder and all the sizes of the die cut stars.
April

Jules said...

Very nice card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love all the embossing and stars!

Patricia Chalas said...

cute card!
i love the embossing and how you left the start

Tanya Boser said...

Great color combo, and stars are such a wonderful All Star feeling for a AnyHero thank you, love it!

Sheila said...

Fabulous card. Have an awesome weekend.

Studio Diva said...

Great color combo. I love the layered stars. Beautiful.

Misty said...

Love the embossing and layering.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Lynn said...

I hadn't yet tried this sketch but now I will be! This card is clean and I love the stacked stars! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great color combination! I love the embossed background with tiny stars and then the diecut stars! What a lovely card!
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
:) Marie (OWH #119)

Stacy B said...

Great patriotic card. I love the muted color tones. Thanks for hopping along with us.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love the layered heart and the light blue. I will have to try it.

Kigz said...

Fabulous nested stars, and the embossed lines on the sentiment box are awesome! :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the layering and the embossing. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Annie Wills said...

Super classy and simple design...love it. Thanks so much for sharing it!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! I really like the nested stars.

Barbara Greenberg said...

Great CAS card. Like the dimension of the different size stars make on the card.
The star embossing folder you used just rounds it all out to a great card.

Camille Short said...

Oh my, I love your card.

Carol L said...

Clean lines, great colors, and a perfect embossed background. All the makings of one fantastic card! I love this!!

Linda said...

I love the crispness of your card...awesome colors and the embedded stars are perfect. tfs!!!

Kim OConnor said...

Great card! Love how you embedded the stars. Thanks for sharing:)

Ginny said...

The embossing with the die cut layers make this card VERY nice! Great job

Becca Whitham said...

Love the nesting stars! Just adds a special touch without lots of bulk. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Barb said...

love this design-like your star

Debbie Caldwell said...

Simply stunning..I love the star...great card. thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

JoAnn P said...

Love the die cut stars

Susan Strawser said...

love that star and the embossing

Kelly said...

Love the star dies and the star embossing folder

paula said...

Very pretty CAS card! Thank you for your support of OWH!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

That layered star is fantastic. Love how is just pulls your eye to it. Nice embossing on the background as well as the sentiment border. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

Renee said...

Love this! The bg is awesome and it makes the whole card look wonderful!

MaryS said...

i am just amazed at how many ideas there are out there for stuff i own - can't wait to try the embedded stars - great job - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

The embedded stars are very nicely done.

Cindy said...

I like how you went with a non-traditional color palette. I also like the embossing. Very cute card.

Jessie said...

Great card! I love that you layered stars from different die sets. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your card, love the embossing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Susan said...

the embossing adds a great touch to the card!

Patti J said...

So beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Schaan said...

Great card... love the embossing!

Julie said...

Lovely card, Cindy! #68 is one of my favorite go-to sketches for CAS style cards, and I really like this take on it!

Sue D said...

I like the layers and embossing.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and the embossed stars.

Cheri said...

This is a very pretty card. I especially like the layers in your star.


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Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the textures and colors used.

Hugs,
M.E

Crafting Adventures said...

Cute!

Lynn. G. said...

Wow very pretty vibrant blue paper. Love it. I like the embossing and the starts too. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

I love the embossed stars. Very patriotic card. Thank you for sharing.

Diane said...

Crisp, clean, gorgeous!!! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a cute card. Your colors are great and I love how the star is layered. Great job. Thanks for joining in.

Jen said...

The embossing and the nested stars really set off your strong color combinations. LOVE!

Nancy Boyd said...

Great color choices..simple and clean a very nice card

Karenladd said...

Great use of the sketch and I love how the star detail echoes the embossed background.

Michele from MS said...

The embossing is just beautiful! Love those star dies and the overall design of this CAS card. Great job!

silvia said...

Pretty card! LOVE the embossing!

Yvonne B. said...

Nice interpretation of the sketch. I do like your color scheme! Thanks for sharing.

Angelica Chambers said...

The light blue, burgundy, grey and white are so lively together. The way u used them and the simple arrangement allows for each color tostand out and shine! TFS

Margaret said...

Beautiful card! I love the nested stars!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the subtlety of the grey - great job!!

sarahstone said...

I love the unusual shades of your patriotic colors! And your nested stars are so cool! Great card!

Ann said...

I love the texture of your card!

robin said...

love all the stars both die cut and embossing. looks great!!

Paper Blessings said...

Oh, I like the softer not-traditional colors here! They really work well. Thanks so much for sharing!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

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heather said...

What a great color combination, I really like the shade of blue you chose with the deep red !