Hi everyone! One of my goals for 2012 is to send more cards to Operation Write Home in support of our troops overseas. Operation Write Home sends handmade greeting cards to our nation's heroes for them to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. There are some card quidelines to follow though such as no glitter (it's a saftey hazard), they prefer A2 size cards and SOME lumpiness is okay.
I'm okay with no glitter since I only end up making a mess with it anyways and enjoy making A2 size cards but really seem to struggle with only SOME lumpiness on my cards so I've decided to spend more time this year making clean & simple cards for Operation Write Home. To keep myself on track I've dubbed today Clean & Simple Sunday and hope you will share with me some of your favorite sites that inspire you to make clean & simple cards.
Today's clean & simple card was created using a digitally colored image from the Quirky Cat digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with digital paper from the Peacock Birdie stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I went a little crazy with layers on this card so I left off the embellishments so it wouldn't end up too lumpy.
My card base is Brilliant Blue layered with White Cardstock then Going Grey. The shadow strip is digital patterned paper layered on White Cardstock. The image was printed on White Cardstock and layered on Brilliant Blue then adhered using mounting tape.
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!
- Stamps: Quirky Cat (Doodle Pantry)
- Paper: Brilliant Blue and Going Grey (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Peacock Birdie Stamp Set)
- Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
- Other: Mounting Tape