Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash - Hero Arts


Welcome to another fun and exciting skip to celebrate Operation Write Home's birthday month!  If you arrived here from the amazing Lisa Spangler's blog, you are on the right track.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the skip or if you get lost along the way, click HERE.

Today we are skipping with Hero Arts images.  Hero Arts has quite a few stamps sets that have been designed for especially for us OWH'ers - you can find them HERE.  They generously donate 25% of their profits from the sale of these stamp sets to Operation Write Home, so now you have a license to shop - like you needed my permission, right?!

But before you run off to shop, take a look at the card I made using the Epic Love set.  I used the arrow and one of the sentiments to make a VERY bold statement using an incredibly simple layout.  I added a little bling but didn't go over the top so that a guy might be attracted to choose the card even though there are flowers on it.  I thought the colors were more in the "guy" palette, too.  No pinks on this card!  I was tempted to add some ribbon at the top of the card but didn't have any that matched...I was on the hunt for the dark blue but didn't have any.  I hate when that happens!


Supply List
patterned paper: Authentique - Genuine
cardstock: SU Midnight Muse and So Saffron
bling: Queen & Co.
punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper - stub

So, there is my simple card with a BOLD message!  Your next stop on the skip is SAMANTHA'S BLOG.  Have fun and find lots of inspiration along the way to make cards for our heroes to send home!

44 comments:

  1. Great job for a great cause. Thanks.

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  2. Your card is lovely; perfectly suited for a most wonderful cause!
    c

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  3. Allison, thanks for celebrating with OWH and sharing your great work.

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  4. nice card, i love nice and simple cards
    thanks for the chance
    hugs from belgium

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  5. Allison, what a fun card! I love how the very bold sentiment pops!

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  6. That's the way to showcase a sentiment!!!

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  7. Love the boldness of the double arrows. Totally creates a strong focal point.

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  8. Cute card, Allison! I love the navy and yellow color combo. Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

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  9. Howdy from Austin, Allison! So fun to be hopping with a fellow Texan and love love LOVE your card!!!! Hugs! :)

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  10. Amazing card and the colors are perfect!

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  11. Simplicity says it best!! Very nice card.

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  12. Fabulous card! Love the background paper with the sentiment image!

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  13. I love the sentiment you created with the arrows - perfect!

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  14. Amazing use of arrows...love your sentiment!

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  15. Wonderful card design. Great colors and pattern papers to go with that wonderful message.

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  16. Nice simplicity - if anyone missed the sentiment, the arrows give 'em the what for, Texas style! :)

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  17. Very nice how the use of the arrows really brings the eyes to the important message! Good layering, simple but powerful!!! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  18. Sweet and simple. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great color combo. Nice job on your card.

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  20. Great card-- love that bold sentiment! Perfectly awesome :)

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  21. I like the arrows highlighting the sentiment. I also like that this is a CAS card that I could reproduce with my limited experience. Thanks for participating in the skip and supporting the OWH cause.

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  22. Enjoyed your card and the paper you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love the colors and the way you made the message the focal point with the big stamp and arrows! Great card!

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  24. Blue and yellow are such a pretty combo and you really made the sentiment pop! This is a good design that could be used with many different papers and sentiments.

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  25. Great card--I like the arrows pointing to the sentiment.

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  26. Greetings from Sherman, TX. Love the arrows!! Great idea thanks for sharing SJ

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  27. Hi Allison! Excellent use of the arrows on this and I like that you paired it with a floral paper too. I tend to alway go very masculine with set but today you've got me thinking outside my box on it. Now I'm looking forward to using this set in some new ways. Thanks so much for joining in today and everything you do for OWH!

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  28. Your bold message certainly grabs one's attention right away!

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  29. Great colors and love the simplicity of your card. It's attractive and not too girly.
    Lyn

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  31. Great card. Love the colors you used.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  32. Great sentiment, it's an eye catcher. Beautiful patterned paper also, very masculine. TFS!

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  33. Absolutely and a beautiful sentiment!!

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  34. What a pleasant surprise to see you have blogged! I totally forgot about the blog skip! I'm going to check it out...when I can squeeze in a little time! Love the bold sentiment and card!

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  35. Very cute card. The simple sentiment is perfect.

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  36. I have been wondering how to use those arrows, thank you!

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  37. Bold and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent to support our troops!

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