Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lawn Fawn + Operation Write Home

Happy Saturday! If you don't know what Operation Write Home is, you can find out more here. Simply put: you create cards that are sent to our troops, who write in them, and send them back to their families. There's more to it, so please go by their website, read about them, donate your cards!

I created this one using the Lawn Fawn stamp sets Gnome Sweet Gnome and Sophie's Sentiments. Actually, the only word I used from the sentiments set was "you." Pretty dang handy that set.

I wanted to create a card that is kid-friendly, and the "bee" pun is perfect. Plus, who can resist those bees?

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome + Sophie's Sentiments / Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Yellow + Tsukineko Memento in Tuxedo Black / Embossing powder: American Crafts Zing in Opaque White / Markers: Triart + Letraset ProMarkers / Carstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White + DCWV Silky Smooth / Adhesive: Tombow + 3L

One popped-up bee.

You can barely see it, but there are swirly lines in the background.

That super bright red paper is from a small pad that DCWV sent me. It's called Silky Smooth, and it's exactly that. Slightly shiny, and almost texture free on one side (pretty hard to stamp on). Slightly texture-y on the other (perfect for stamping). The stack I got has neon colors, which are just so hot right now (say it like Mugatu!) Love smooth cardstock! Thank you DCWV!

One other super cool discovery? Milwaukee embossing gun! Who knew! Well, Jennifer McGuire knew. That's who! It heats super fast therefore melts embossing powder super fast. Thank you Jen and Hero Arts! It's exactly what I was looking for. I love it! 

And don't forget to go by Lawn Fawn to see what the other designers created. Plus, there's a pretty awesome giveaway if you enter a humorous card AND another giveaway if you post a comment. Go now!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for dropping by.


flowerdisco April 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM  

your card is so very pretty and the paper does looks real smooth. it has a feeling of "touch me" lol.

Chari Moss April 14, 2012 at 5:57 PM  


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