Is anybody else on basketball overload? I absolutely love the NCAA tournament, but even I had to take a crafting break. Okay, a crafting-while-listening-to-the-games break. Does that count?
Ragged Ol' Flag
A couple of weeks ago, Unity Stamps released this gorgeous stamp set and partnered with Operation Write Home for a new-release blog hop.
Unfortunately, logistics issues during my island get-away prevented me from joining in the hop. But, I couldn't wait to ink up these beautiful stamps when arriving back home. Oh my gosh, these stamps are going to make such wonderful Any Hero cards!
And, the current Operation Write Home Mid-Month Red-White-and-Blue Challenge is the perfect opportunity to do just that. The triple-fold card that Sandy posted for the Unity/OWH blog hop inspired the tri-fold card shown below. :)
|Inside of Card (for handwritten Any Hero note)|
watercolor paper; Bo Bunny liberty; Bazzil admiral; DI fired brick; Cardstock Warehouse white
Stampin' Up! banner punch of copper-heat-embossed paper
The flag image on the front card was created by misting the inked-up stamp before stamping on watercolor paper, cut out, and adhered with foam squares. The U.S.A. strip was also applied with foam squares. This double layer of foam squares would be too thick for OWH cards that our deployed troops mail back to the States. However, it is just fine for Any Hero cards. :)
Our uber-talented crafting and blogging friend Darnell just launched NBUS Challenge #4! (Congrats, Darnell, on this remarkable milestone.) Going to link up this card for her challenge.
Going to an OWH card-making gathering this afternoon. Guess my favorite NCAA teams will have to carry on without me. :)
Enjoy your Sunday. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!