Hi everyone! Welcome to the Operation Write Home Spring Break Bloghop! I'm the second stop on the blog hop so if you arrived here from the STARS AND STAMPS blog then you are in the right place but if you've just happened along you will want to pull up a comfortable chair, grab your favorite beverage and head on over to the STARS AND STAMPS blog so you can start from the beginning!
For those of you who don't already know, Operation Write Home supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards for them to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. So if you enjoy making greeting cards check out the tips for cardmakers here and you are on your way! Please note that the deadline for sending in Mother's Day cards is coming up on April 1st.
For today's bloghop I created another card using the beautiful Tulip Trio digital image created by Tracey-Lynn Miller from Fred, She Said. If you haven't seen the gorgeous card and tutorial prepared by Darsie Bruno, Designer for Fred, She Said, you will want to stop by the Stars and Stamps blog to check it out!
My Tulip Trio card base is Wild Wasabi layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock then Floral Tapestry: Amethyst patterned paper. I added a strip of dark purple textured paper then wrapped white organdy ribbon around the card base to soften the look. My image is the Tulip Trio digital image from Fred, She Said printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. To embellish the card I added medium silver brads in each corner and a silver metallic bow at the base of the tulip stems.
And now on to the goodies! Did I mention that I was offering a challenge and some awesome BLOG CANDY!!! Here is a photo of the BLOG CANDY to get you inspired.