Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Operation Write Home Wednesday Challenge - Watering Can


I made this card today for the Operation Write Home Wednesday Challenge.  This week they are looking for "Miss You" cards for our service men and women to write home on.  OWH puts a few restrictions on cards including size -   4.25 x 6.5", embellishments - no glitter, and thickness - not too high on the pop dots.  They want to be able to pack the most cards in each box that goes overseas and reach as many of our troops as possible.  Considering all they do to serve our country I find this list easy to comply with.

I kept this one clean and simple - a beautiful stamped image from Serendipity stamps colored in Copic markers and matted on kraft paper.  I added some simple twine to tie in with my garden them with the "Miss You" sentiment on a tiny tag to make it a little more special.

If this is a cause you can get behind I encourage you to make a few cards to send to OWH.  You can get all the details here:  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2012/03/miss-you.html  Who wouldn't love to receive a beautiful card hand made by you to write home on?  I bet the loved ones back home will find your card a treasured keepsake.   If you like this card please leave a comment.   As always, if I get a positive response I will make 10 more to send to OWH.

Thanks for having a look - have a great day!!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6.5 x 4.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Watering Can 009J, Sentiment  Miss You  Small 624B
Markers:  Copic
Crop A Dile Corner Chomper We R Memory Keepers

19 comments:

cindyann said...

Oh--this is such a pretty card! The coloring is beautiful and the tag is the perfect finishing touch :)

JoAnn Ross said...

This is so lovely! And the coloring is wonderful! (I've only been working with Copics a short time and have so much to learn.) I've used craft paper and twine in the past, but quite honestly forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!

Lee Mae said...

Your card is so beautifully colored! I like the twine and tag for the sentiment - they are a perfect fit with the gardening theme. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring! The twine is the perfect accent. Glenda F.

Elaine said...

Fabulous card
Well done Jeanne
Hugs Elaine

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your card is beautiful Jeanne, I love the CAS style and your coloring is wonderful! I think you should make 10 more for OWH most definitely :) Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card. It makes we want to get out in my garden. Maybe soon.
thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

How lovely Jeanne, such a good cause, and beautifully coloured. The sentiment says it all doesn't it?

Sharon said...

Beauuuutiful! I love how you've encouraged others to join in. I just mailed 150 cards plus five to soldiers and willstart gathering another box over the next few months. I and my dad are both veterans, so this is very near and dear to me! Thanks for all that you do! Now get back to work! Lol!

Marybeth said...

Such a sweet card to send off to our soldiers. I think the miss you tag is a good stand out. I will try to get some out myself thanks for inspiring me to do so.
I just had a brain flash too, I was thinking what die did you use to look like a large ticket….. then I realized it is the crop a dial corner rounder. See I learned something! Thanks. Your St. Patricks card is beautiful too, but its on Sat the 17 th.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Jeanne! Fab job coloring that beautiful image!

Julia Aston said...

Love this pretty gardening stamp and the cute tag on the twine Jeanne! what a wonderful reason to make cards!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous coloring, Jeanne! I'm so ready to play in my garden again. :-D Beautiful spring card.

Dawn W said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Myrna Marcano said...

Very pretty card.

Hugs, Myrna

Paula S. said...

Beautiful coloring work and the twine is just perfect with the garden theme!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Cherie said...

Beautiful image and pretty coloring. Great miss you card!

JJ Bolton said...

So sweet Jeanne! You're coloring is just beautiful! And I adore that tiny tag:) Great card for a great cause!

Lisa S. said...

I love this card and since my son leaves the 16th of next month for basic training in the US Army I can totally get behind and support this cause. What a beautiful way to express your support Jeanne! TFS