Wednesday, December 14, 2011

OWH Valentine's Last Call - Love You Teddy Bear

It's been a while since I've done a card for Operation Write Home so I popped over to their blog to see what they are in need of to send our service men and women.  What better time to get involved than the holidays?  My heart goes out to all our military people and their families who will be separated from their loved ones this Christmas.  If you'd like to get involved you can find all the details here.
 http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/12/valentines-last-call.html.  This week OWH is having a last call for Valentine cards.  

OWH has a few restrictions for the cards they allow - they try to keep the size down and limit embellishing with glitter.  If you know me - I can't resist blinging it up!   I can't tell you how much I wanted to glitter up that heart in the teddy bear's paw!  To get some of that extra detail I love I embossed the hearts behind Teddy and added some twine on top of my seam binding ribbon.  I stamped the wire heart background alternating in light and dark pink and colored teddy with Copics.  The background of the "love you" sentiment is the ivy heart stamp in light pink ink.

Please leave me a comment if you like this card.  As always, if I get a good response I will make 15 more to send to OWH.

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.5 x 4.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps:  Bear with Heart 1088E, Wire Heart 756D, Love You Lg 622D, Ivy Heart 182E
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Scallop Heart. Classic Heart, Ribbon Tag Trio 3
Markers:  Copic
Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Intricate Swirl
Ink:  Momento:  Angel Pink, Rosebud, Tuxedo Black   Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Spun Sugar - 
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Lipstick Red
Twine:  Twinery Marachino

12 comments:

cbuswell said...

This is so cute! Love the colors and that adorable teddy!

Ronni U said...

I really like the different embossing on each heart - it adds so much dimension and flare!

Jen said...

This is great! Love the popped up hearts!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

OHH Jeanne I LOVE your card, wow is this a beauty! Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown Valentine challenge!

Carol L said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I love every detail, especially that bright red heart!

Cathy Weber said...

This must have been so hard for you! No glitter or sparkle! You did such a good job on it and you should do a second version with all the sparkle and bling and bows you love to use. That would be so fun to see the two side by side!

Sarah said...

Great card-- love all of the details! This weekend I plan to hit my VD cards hard and get them shipped!

Patricia H said...

The bear is darling! I like how you embossed the textured cardstock.

Pauline said...

This is so sweet Jeanne, an adorable teddy and hearts, gorgeous!

candy said...

this is adorable. i think you should make 15 more

Linda said...

Sweet. So much detail! Love them layers of hearts! TFS!!!

Jeanne J said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment! Glad you liked this card. Just wanted to let you know I did make 15 more and they are boxed up and ready to ship on Monday!!YEAHHHHH!