Monday, March 8, 2010

Cards made with Free Operation Write Home FSS Digi Stamp

Operation Write Home is a network of cardmakers who create blank handmade greeting cards in support of our nation's heroes for them to write home on. Operation Write Home recently started a new blog, Stars and Stamps, to inspire the many cardmakers. The Stars and Stamps blog features inspiration, challenge, tutorials, creativity and more! Operation Write Home is currently hosting a Half and Half challenge to inspire us cardmakers to create Mother's and Father's Day cards. Fred She Said Designs is offering a free Tulips digital stamp for Mother's Day and FSS DT Darsie Bruno has a wonderful tutorial planned using this freebie Tuesday March 9th on the Stars and Stamps Blog, Please check it out and, also, the latest Half & Half Operation Write Home Campaign  :)

Here are are 2 cards that I have made using the Free Tulips Digistamp.
Both images are printed on Watercolor paper which was spritzed with Interferance Red Perfect Pearls mixed with water BEFORE printing.
The first card, I was aiming for a bit of a Vintage look.  The Tulips are cut out with the Nestabilities Labels 4 dies, colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Dry Blended.  Then the image has been distressed.  The panel behind it is Core'dnations Color Core Cardstock, Black Magic.  This has been cut with the Nestabilites Mega Deckled Rectangle, then embossed with a CB folder, then sanded with an emery board.  The card blank for this card was printed out using Photoshop to give it a "Waterstained" look, cut with a Deckle Edge Rotary Paper Trimmer.  The pink along the edge is actually along the inside of the card.  A bit of ribbon and some 1/2 pearls finish off this card.

This second  card, the Tulips were colored using Water Color paints and Perfect Pearls on top of that for a bit of shimmer.  The Green paper behind the Tulips is some Scrapbook paper that has been spritzed with Shimmering Mist.  These  layers are layered on the card with foam tape.  The large yellow "ribbon" panel behind the Tulip is cut with a Martha Stewart Edge Punch.  The backing paper on this card is some very old Hand Made Paper that has seen better days, but I thought it worked really well with this image.   Some ribbon, a few gems and some peel-offs finishe off this card for a nice Spring "feeling" card.


  1. How pretty. Love the soft colors. Perfect for Mother's Day!

  2. Both cards are great Carol but i especially love the colours in the 2nd card.

    Mary x