I originally thought I would make this card front into an Easter card, but realized it would also fit as a Thanksgiving card. This DP in the background is from The Paper Studio, and the cross is from a mat stack by DCWV called Once Upon A Time. After I hand cut the cross and matted it on brown cardstock, I decided to soften it by adding the edges of a doily around the edges. The Give Thanks sentiment is by VAP Scrap, and was heat embossed with Hampton Arts brown embossing powder. Since I don't have any of the die cutting machines, I ocassionally use my Martha Stewart scoring board for some added interest. On this card, all I did was flipped the card over and scored it 1/8" from all of the edges. The scoring was also done on the cross to match the background paper.
The inside included one of my favorite Thanksgiving images made by Stampabilities. It was also heat embossed with Hampton Art's brown embossing powder that I got at Joann's. I usually use this image on the front of the card, so it was nice to know it works as well on the inside of a card. Since so much work is usually put on the front of the card, I like to keep the inside simple even though this image is more ornate.
Although the deadline for Thanksgiving cards has already passed for Operation Write Home, it's not to late to mail in your Christmas cards. You have until October 30th, and don't forget to add some Any Hero cards that are also requested at this time. Instead of making cards specific to Christmas, I also like to make winter cards that the troops can send for longer periods of time. Birthday, Love, Thinking of You, Anniversary and other such cards are always needed and appreciated at Operation Write Home. Don't forget to stop by the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog to see the latest challenge, tutorials and more! THANKS!
~~~ Lee ~~~
Stamping Vacation - No! No! Challenge; nothing that starts with S