Cards created this year to send to our Nation's Heros....24

Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Annual Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, your next stop on the annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!! To learn more about why I have let this hobby be a near obsession - click here for details.
This year we are loading cards made with sketches. I asked a group of crafty friends to pick a number and 59 came up first.

I stuck pretty true to the sketch adding only a sentiment (buggy puns from My Pink Stamper) and a ribbon on the strip of crumb cake topped on some great My Mind's Eye paper. I have only just started to play with the Pearl Pen and I think the effect on the butterfly and the dots on the ribbon are nice bright touch.
The focal image is made by gluing one butterfly (shadow image from Give A Hoot Cricut cartridge) to a bright white piece and running that in an embossing folder through the cuttlebug.
The finished butterfly is on some pop dots to give a nice dimension and focus.
Here is what the sketch originally called for. If you are new to card making or low on mojo - sketches are great way to light a fire!!






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46 comments:

  1. Great job on this card Katie! I especially like how you used the embossing on that center panel. What a great way to add some interest. I love cards with texture and dimension like this one. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  2. This is a great card - love the texture!

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  3. Hi Katie!
    I love the colors you chose to make your really great card! Wonderful! Blessings

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  4. Love this card! I pinned it! Thank you for your support of OWH! God bless!

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  5. Lovely card. I love the shadow effect of the butterfly!

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  6. Beautiful job. Love all the layering. I think I am going to have to CASE this one.

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  7. Totally love how you did the shadow feature. I am so going to case this and I promise I did not peek while setting up the links..lol!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  8. Great card, I really like the embossing. Thanks for being involved with this great cause!

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  9. What a great card love the embossing and those butterflies--so perfect :)

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  10. Such a pretty card and perfect for spring and summer!

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  11. Oh, I wanted to see this one the minute I spotted the thumbnail! And it even surpassed my expectations!

    What wonderful embossing and I've only ever used the shadow feature on my cricut as a matting feature. You've got me thinking of so many possibilities! As I said just a minute ago on another blog, I NEVER come to an OWH card share blog without leaving with fabulous inspiration!

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  12. Great all-occasion card. Butterflies are always a winner!

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  13. Love this card, Katie! And the pearl pen is the perfect little touch! Nice job!

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  14. This is nice, I love the texture!

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  15. Lovely. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  16. The shadow is a great idea and it's even better with the embossing. Your layering is super duper too and now I want a pearl pen... Tsk! ;) Thanks for sharing Katie, your cars are always inspiring!

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  17. Beautiful use of color and pattern! Perfect sentiment!

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  18. pretty card...like how one butterfly is kraft.

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  19. What a lovely card! Love how you embossed the punched out butterfly with the white paper. And, you're absolutely right about your pearl pen accents -- they really add so much to the card. TFS!!!

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  20. This color combo just cries out "warmth" to me. The embossing is a great touch to a lovely card. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for your continuing support of our troops.

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  21. Fantastic card - I love the texture you've given it! Thanks so much for joining in the hop!!

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  22. beautiful card, lovely colors, you did a great job with the sketch

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  23. The layering on your card is fantastic and I love how you created the butterfly shadow!!!

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  24. Wonderful butterflies, my favorite embellies! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Love the butterflies! Great card!

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  26. Very pretty card. Love the butterflies.

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  27. Pretty card love butterfly - TFS

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  28. I think your card is fabulous!

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  29. Lovely card - the butterflies and embossing look terrific!

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  30. Katie, I am so CASEing this card!! It is fabulous! Great job with the pearl pen!!

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  31. Katie, I am CASEing it too! I don't have a Cricut but I have a die that is very similar. I love how you used the pearl pen and the colors and layering. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  32. Very very nice! I love the butterflies

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  33. I'm always a fan of butterflies and yours are great!

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  34. Beautiful! I love those colors and you did a great job with the pearl pen! TFS!

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  35. Love the butterflies and this sketch is a great one. I will have to try it.

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  36. Beautiful card! Love the color combination and details how you created it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. That is a lovely card, and beautiful colors that "fit" some of our military units. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  38. Very pretty butterfly card--I like your use of the pearl pen.

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous. Loved the whole card, but especially the embedded butterfly. Great coloring on the popped-up butterfly.

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  40. Great card...the colors, images, dps, and embossing are perfect! TFS!!!

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  41. Katie, I need you to come show me how to use my Cricut... which has nothing to do with your card or your sketch but true anyway. I just love those butterflies!

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  42. Beautiful Card! I like how you embossed the white and shadow of the butterfly. I like how you used the pearl pen on the ribbon and butterfly.

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  43. You are right about sketches and mojo! The pearl pen is a great touch.

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