If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, it is a great opportunity for card makers to share their creations with our troops overseas. I am in the process of going through my card stash and putting together a box of blank cards to send in! What a great way to get rid of all the cards I have made over the past year or two! I am going to include an AnyHero card in there as well, and am using the first Card Sketch from their blog, OWH Stars and Stamps as my inspiration.
This is a wonderful image from the Stampin Up set Courage. I partnered the Red White and Blue with Kraft, and love the combination! I also used the new Dots embossing folder on the red background and the star that I punched out. To give some texture to the Navy, I simply embossed some stripes.
Inside I stamped the sentiment from this stamp; what a wonderful quote! For the Any Hero card, I will write some things about what is happening here in Connecticut these days....these cards are given out to troops who may need a lift, may not receive mail from home, or just because. They are addressed to "Any Hero" so they can be used for any branch of service.
So if you have a stash of cards just longing to be mailed, please consider Operation Write Home!
stamps: Stampin Up Courage
Ink: Night of Navy
cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft
tools: Star Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Scor pal