Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day Blog Hop - OWH 2012

Operation Write Home ~ Stars and Stripes Blog

Hi Everyone, welcome to the World Card Making Day blog hop...if you'd like to start at the beginning and see everyone's contributions than head over to the Operation Write Home ~ Stars and Stripes blog. 


I just recently signed up to start making cards for troops. Such a great idea...I spent 9 years in the Navy and know what it's like being away from family and friends. Of course, for our troops nowadays there are alot of deployments and separations that are much harder!!

I used the following sketch for this Winter Themed blog hop...



and if you go to the OWH site you can find alot of different sketches!!


Stamp: Savvy Stamps
Distress Inks: Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough
Red embossing powder
Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Design
Gemstones

I embossed the shimmer sheetz with an embossing folder (Juli's Garden) and than used a sanding block to rub off some color from the embossed part. I found this technique on You Tube. Very fun and cool effect. 

Thanks for all who stop by during this blog hop and I enjoy reading all comments ...so thanks ahead of time. Happy Holidays!!!


59 comments:

  1. Very cool card - love all the shininess and all for a great cause.

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  2. Beautiful card - I love the embossed shimmer sheetz!

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  3. Gita... wow, your card is beautiful. I love that shimmery background. Thanks so much for sharing ~ Pam

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  4. So very festive! Love the metallic sheet and the row of bling.

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  5. Beautiful card! Thank you for your service to our country!

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    1. Thank You Karen. I totally enjoyed my time in the USN. Of course, this was before 9/11, during the 90's when things were more quiet.

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  6. Lovely card, Brigita! So bright and festive!

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  7. I love all the ways you added shine safely for our heroes. The bling and metallics are safe since glitter isn't. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Fabulous & elegant card!! Love all the texture and details you used!

    Happy Hopping!

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  9. I really like how you combined vintage paper with the shiny.

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  10. Yum yum yum...such gorgeous bling! Shimmer and shine everywhere...LUV it! keeping the stamp simple was perfect. (although it would take me about 93 tries to get that stamped just right...)

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  11. Lovely! You've got the red, the green, the gold....lots of Christmassy goodness!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  12. Really pretty card. Love all the details.

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  13. Super pretty! Love the shimmery and embossing.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  14. Love the shimmer in the paper and the ribbon. Lovely card.

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  15. Beautiful card!! Great job! :)

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  16. Oh my goodness....I totally love your take on the sketch! So happy to see someone else using this one - I really liked it. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Love how you did the shimmer sheetz Beautiful card !

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  18. This is very pretty! Love the shimmer and those gems!

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  19. What a pretty card-- love the shimmer sheets! So pretty. Thank you so much for your service and thank you for your support of OWH!

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  20. wonderful card-love the glitz

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  21. Gita, I love all the texture on this card. Your design highlights your flower perfectly!

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  22. Really love that red foil sheet! Looks great!

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  23. How pretty that red foil paper is! I definitely need to seek some of that paper out. I think foils add such a festive feel to holiday designs. Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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    1. I've had the foil for awhile, in different colors, but haven't really used it. But have seen a video on it and have much more inspiration. :-)

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  24. Oh, that red foil background is just awesome!

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  25. Ooo--I love all your shimmery, shiny elements on this card!! TFS!

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  26. Hi Gita, so glad you started making cards for OWH! The shiny red of your card put me in the Christmas spirit! I really like that poinsettia stamp too; beautiful!

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  27. What a beautiful use of that sketch... I love shiny paper! Thanks for sharing and hopping along with us today

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  28. I love your technique with the Shimmer Sheetz and sanding it softens the glare that those sheets can sometimes produce. Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  29. What a great sketch you used on this very pretty card! I love it!

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  30. Hi Gita! From one fellow service member to another "Thank you for your service." Thank you also for the comments on my blog. Your card is very elegant. I am following you now!

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  31. haven't seen or heard of shimmer sheetz before, but now I'm in love with it/them! thanks for sharing such a lovely card with us!

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  32. How beautiful, Gita!! Love the colors, your embossed background, DP! The whole card says Christmas season! :-)

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  33. I love how you added bling without glitter! The gold adds just the right touch to finish the card!

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    1. It's definitely hard for me NOT to add glitter. I love it and have to keep reminding myself - NO glitter. LOL.

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  34. I love bling and your card is right down my alley. The red background and the gold paper are gorgeous together.

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  35. Love that shimmer sheet embossed background and the gold paper looks fabulous with it. Beautiful card!

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  36. LOVE the embossed shimmer sheetz background and the red bling. Happy WCMD!

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  37. Such a lovely card!!! I love the papers and the shimmer. TFS AJ-

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  38. beautiful card! I LOVE the embossed shimmer paper!

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  39. Gorgeous card! I love all of the red and your wonderful bling! Adorable fur-babies too!

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  40. Gita this is beautiful. The DSP and embossed papers are very elegant together.

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  41. Love the embossed Shimmer Sheetz - great for OWH cards because it adds shine with NO GLITTER! :-)

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  42. I have never done the shimmer embossed technique. I am definately going to try it out! Thanks for the tip and for supporting OWH!

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  43. Gita this is stunning! Love the papers you used for the embossing . Nice way to get some bling and sparkle on a card without using glitter.
    Beautiful picture of your mother .

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  44. Very elegant card! Love the embossing on the red shiney paper!

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  45. Gita this is gorgeous with the red shimmer sheet background. Love the embossed poinsettia too. Thanks so much for your service to our country (hugs)

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  46. I've not heard of shimmer sheets; what a shiny, pretty card that is going to brighten someones day. Thanks for sharing =)

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  47. I had not heard of those shimmer sheets before. They make a perfect addition to holiday a card!

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  48. Great card, Gita! I love the look of that foil sheet, and thanks for sharing the idea to sand it! Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  49. Very pretty--I like how you embossed the background.

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  50. the embossed foil paper is really nice...cute card!

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  51. The embossing is perfect for this card! tfs!!!

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  52. What a gorgeous card!! The embossing really makes it pop!! So beautiful :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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