Weekly live webisode can be watched on Thursday nights at 6:30pm Pacific.
The link for each week is updated in the sidebar on our blog (desktop version only).
Our OWHtv show is one way to gain more information about Operation Write Home, learn more about cardmaking, and develop community around the project! The live broadcast page has a “chat” window off to the side where a regular group of cardmakers have been getting to know each other and talking cardmaking…join us live and chat away! Watching later? Scroll through the comments to see what was said, and provide your own replies too!
After the live broadcast, the video file is saved to YouTube, then added to a blog post (below) along with still photos of the cards shown. Watch previous episodes here on the blog, or just turn on the playlist on YouTube and watch them in reverse order!
Here are closeups of the beautiful but too-thick embellishments. Remember – shirt button thick, not sweater or vintage button thick!
And our Stump Sandy card this week:
The “recipe vlog” is here: http://youtu.be/h3CpRTki6WE
Each of the cards lying down is the “before”….and its transformation into the “after” is standing up:
Watch the whole episode for a full discussion of matching patterned papers; I’m including a few extra notes for the cards below.
Sandy’s Blog for more hints in coming days/weeks!
This card uses two multicolor patterns – not optimal, but since one is fairly “open” and not as busy, it can work. The sentiment, since it’s a bold sticker (from SRM Stickers), shows up on the wider polkadots, but do you see how the darker colored blue and red dots mess with the integrity of the ltters? Yellow dots and the very light blue ones don’t do that.
A fairly bold sentiment works on many tone-on-tone patterns.
This card is just a tidge busy! The mermaid needed a little space to let her breathe, so she’s on a pair of diecuts; the sentiment wouldn’t work on either of the patterns, so it was placed onto white cardstock and trimmed out.
- Kristie’s 6×6 tutorial <—-rocks!
- Paper used in the samples below: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3: Oliver collection
- Paper used in OWHtv: Authentique Loyal
- Stamped sentiments: ODBD and Hero Arts
The list of items I took to the stamp night at my LSS, Impress:
- layering cardstock (heavyweight black)
- ATG and extra tape
- bag of ribbon scraps
- baggie of brads/embellishments
- trimmer, scissors (well ok I borrowed a trimmer!)
- prestamped sentiments on white and cream scraps
- purchased the 6×6 with two sides printed, 24 sheets
Outcome: 24 cards!
The episode in which the disco ball appears!!! Be sure to leave your shout out on the YouTube page to qualify to WIN!
Go to your Hobby Lobby store (store locator is HERE) – and pick up your sets right away – they’re scarce right now!
- LP278 Blessings to you
- LP279 You’re always in my heart
And one more set, since they come in threes….this one’s not at Hobby Lobby, so after the 15th you can go to the Hero Arts store, Simon Says or – go ask your LSS to order some! All three are available for them to carry.
- LP 277 You’re my world
Don’t forget to post your photos on our Facebook page, and/or in the Inlinkz at the end of this blog post!
Here’s the completed “Stump Sandy” card – I kept the design really simple since it’s got so much going on in the chalkboard panel; the other papers are simple ones, since patterns might be over the top! The ribbon is the “Wrinkle Ribbon” from May Arts – the wide stuff, 1-1/2 inch!
The full room tour is here: http://youtu.be/JQaGaj_jHL0
Our friends at TombowUSA are celebrating their 100th Anniversary – and our participation in sharing their good news will result in a donation of $100 worth of Tombow products to the Council for Arts Education!
Dare2BArtzy is one of our new partners, and they’ve got some awesome stamp fundraiser sets! Click HERE to see them. Many thanks to owner Cindy Sartain for supporting our work in this way!
A great sentiment for a mom or dad to send to their little hero at home. The sentiments are separate in the set, and other combinations are possible with “hero.”
This set has lots of wonderful sentiments – and some fun flowers!
This is the one I’m not sure of. The sentiment works great for a wife sending a card to her deployed hubby, but…does it really work, even with the added “only,” for heroes to send home? One commenter on YouTube said that it would mean they’re only half-heartedly over there…and we know that’s not true.