Sunday, May 11, 2014
Loons Thank You
Here is another thank you card for Operation Write Home to send to a military hero overseas in observance of Military Appreciate Month. You can read more about that on OWH's website.
I used the following OWH sketch for my design:
Other than flipping the sketch horizontally, this time I didn't make any alterations.
For the background, I inked up this stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs with Stormy Sky Distress ink, and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock cut to a standard A2 card size. I adhered a piece of black paper over the one side; both to ground the image & greeting panels, and to echo the black in the loons.
I stamped the 2 loons onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink (my go-to ink for stamping when I want to watercolor), and colored the background with a wash of Stormy Sky/water for the sky, and blue watercolor for the water. When that was dry, I rounded the corners with my 3/8" Corner Chomper.
I inked a piece of white cardstock with Weathered Wood Distress ink, and then stamped the greeting in Chipped Sapphire ink. I die cut that with a Spellbinders circle die. Finally, I adhered the loon and greeting panels to the card front.
I'm entering this card in Our Daily Bread Designs "Wing It" challenge.