I started this card by picking out the paper first, which is a sheet from a scrap booking calendar that I received as a gift three years ago. I kept all the sheets so that I could use the papers from them on cards. I colored the hat and the sentiment to match the colors in the paper. I started coloring the hat, the flag and the sentiment without any problems but when I started the little bear I realized that this was printed on a paper that does not work so well with Copics because my initial intention was to use colored pencils. As I was so far into it I proceeded anyway and as you can see I had trouble blending the bear the way I'd like to but I'm hoping the hero that gets this won't mind too much. Keeping my fingers crossed. I added some Glossy Accents to his nose and eyes. I cut him out with SB Square and Postage Stamp dies. On the sentiment piece I used one of my go-to corner punches. My mats are Chocolate Chip from SU! Hope your Saturday is going smoothly and I thank you for your visit today. See you again soon. I'm happy that I'm getting to spend some extra time in my craft room lately.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
ODBD Challenge For January
I am back with a second post today. This one is for the ODBD January Challenge for Operation Write Home. This month they are looking for Any Hero Cards. This could be a hero in the armed services or even your local Police or Fire departments, First Responders, etc. It is always a nice idea to thank those who protect or help us in any way. I think this is a terrific idea and I plan on sending several of these types of cards to our local heroes as well. Here is my card for a Hero that will be going into the next OWH box.