Monday, January 9, 2012

Operation Write Home: Sketch Challenge #103

Graphic 45 recently posted on their blog about a special CHA project with Operation Write Home, a nonprofit that puts handmade cards into our troops hands. After browsing through OWH's website, blog, and Facebook pages, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to contribute to this heartfelt cause. If you're interested in sending your card creations to our service men and women, check out their website for guidelines, current needs, and other helpful info!

For some added inspiration when making cards for the troops, OWH's Stars & Stripes blog has put together sketch challenges as well as monthly challenges. Here is the latest, sketch #103:

The hearts represent embellishments, and since the deadline for V-Day cards was December 31st, I opted to go for a more generic theme. Using my stash of Graphic 45's Proper Gentleman paper, here is my card: 

I just love Graphic 45's vintage style. To give my card a more aged look, I used my Distrezz-It-All on the edges of two of my paper embellishments.

Since I used three different kinds of pattern paper, my card also met Our Daily Bread Design's January challenge

Thank you for looking!


Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman paper
Fiskars stamp
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Zutter Distrezz-It-All


Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful masculine card you created. Everything used in it works super together. Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Beautiful Maria and I love your take on the sketch with those wonderful papers. Have a great week! :)

Linda said...

great guy card! TFS!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Maria! I love your interpretation of the sketch and those "manly" papers! Great card for guys!!!

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Paula S. said...

What a wonderful take on both the sketch challenge and the ODBD challenge. The papers, colors and elements are all great together. What a nice masculine design!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Lee Mae said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the collage look that you used on your card. This is a great guy card!

Carol L said...

What a fantastic masculine card! I love all the vintage stuff and distressing!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great job combining the two challenges - love the vintage feel

thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Kathryn said...

What a great masculine card. OWH is always looking for more of those. So glad you were able to find OWH via Graphic 45. I hope you'll continue to make cards with us. :)

Maria said...

Oh wow, thanks for all the wonderful comments, ladies!! I definitely plan on doing more cards for Operation Write Home, it is such a wonderful cause!

Julie said...

Oh what a great guy card! So fun, I'm sure our heroes will love it! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Sandra said...

Love your card! It's so masculine! haha. Such a great cause too!

Unknown said...

Wonderful take on both the sketch, beautiful design.

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