Wednesday, June 17, 2015

For Dad

I am working on my last box of cards for Operation Write Home, as they are winding down and will not accept any more cards after August 1st. While I'm glad our soldiers are being brought home and fewer troops are being deployed 'over there', I NOW NEED TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO SEND MY CARDS!!!!!!!!!! Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Today my card if for a 'Dad'. I've used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches #128.  I will also enter this in the Creative Knockouts challenge#93-use your stash (the papers-I've had them forEVER!); and the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C290-a masculine card.

All of the papers for this card were already on my table as I had been cleaning out one of my paper holders. When I saw this sketch I knew just what I was going to do with them. Although it is hard to see the colors on these papers (I need a new camera-this one does not capture the colors very well), the patterns on the background papers are copper foils, from the DCWV Naturals stack. Bright, shiny copper foils, and no matter how I turned the camera I could no capture that pretty shine. 'Sigh'. The brown paper is Co'ordinations Foundations Coffee. The speckled papers are from an old Provo Craft pad. I cut the letters out with Lawn Fawn Finlay's Alphabet Capitols. This is a funny set, all the letters except the 'i' are capitols. The i is a dotted i, lower case-what's up with that?  
Anyway, I like the simplicity of this card, and I have a very hard time with simple cards-always want to add more-but this one is okay just as it is.


  1. Masculine cards can sometimes be difficult, but you've created a terrific one here! Thanks for sharing your work with us at CC&S. I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge!
    P.S. I'm in the same boat with you regarding OWH and where to send cards after Aug. 1!

  2. This is fab Jackie! And what a lovely thing you do, sending cards to the troops! Here's hoping they all come home safely :)
    Thanks for joining in with my sketch challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  3. Perfect use of the sketch to spell DAD. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  4. Great use of Lizy's sketch at CC&S for a Father's Day card. Stef x

  5. Clever idea, to use the panels for the letters like your masculine card for our sketch challenge, thanks for playing along at CC&S
    Louise xx