Hello, hello! The challenge this fortnight over at Dutch Dare Challenge Cards is to make a Christmas or Birthday card for Operation Write Home. This is the card I came up with for the design team and I have made 20 of them. I think I will make 20 Birthday cards and then off to the Post Office I go.
OWH has some specific requirements for their cards that I had a hard time designing around. Cards need to be A2 sized and *gasp* NO GLITTER. As well, I didn't think the military would appreciate a card with 7 seven layers, a bunch of flowers and an inch thick. lol It is funny how we evolve over time. When I first started papercrafting, all my cards were A2, no more than 2 layers and very few embellishments. Now, I have a hard time making a card like that. It will be interesting to see what my cards look like 3 years from now.
The image I used is from the Flourishes "Sleigh Ride" Set. I know I used way too many Rhinestones on the antlers but I had to make up for the lack of glitter, especially on a snowflaky Christmas themed card. Besides, I have about a kazillion of these little stones cause last year I was looking for a specific size and ended up ordering 2 packages of the wrong size before I finally ordered the right size.
Reindeer - E59, E29, E25, E53, C7, C5
Background: B37, B32
Shadowing: W5, W3, W1, W00
Challenges I'm putting this card into:
2 Sisters - OWH Christmas Card
Catch The Bug - is also OWH Christmas Card
Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Crafty Calendar - Blue & Flowers(optional)
Daring Cardmakers - Come Fly With Me