Saturday, August 20, 2011

Operation Write Home Clean & Simple Skip

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Clean & Simple Skip - that was a mouth full!

If you've arrived here from Brenda's blog you're on the right track, if not I highly recommend starting at the beginning here.


For my clean and simple card today I used a pre-colored digital image from Mellonheadz & our Operation Write Home Sketch #82.

The body of the card is embossed with the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder, the bottom panel is Neenah Red Linen matted with Neenah Navy Blue.  I re-sized and printed Nikki's wonderful Hero digital image and cut the panel and matted it with navy blue.  There was a place for an embellishment in this sketch and I was thinking a star at first but realized it would be over kill.

I went with a navy blue button with a little crochet thread for a bow.  Can you tell if my button is real or paper?  It's a fun die made by Cheery Lynn designs, a nice way to cut down on the bulk for our Operation Write Home cards!  I also used Nikki's Hero digital image and made myself a sheet of paper for an envelope liner.  I think our heroes deserve the best and a lined envelope makes my card feel a little more special.  The envelope liner die came from Papertrey Ink.

Here's a copy of the sketch:

Actually mine version is:


That might be easier to see in my card now.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my clean and simple card today.  Be sure to leave a comment so you're in the prize drawings!
  The next stop on our hop is the fabulous Dawn!
Thanks for visiting my blog today - 

Challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - No Patterned Papers
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Sketch #82
Cardmadfairy's - Digital Images & Buttons
CASual Fridays - CAS + Embossing

74 comments:

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love it, you always do such a nice job.

Nancy M said...

Hi Jan! I'm so glad we are skipping with you today; thanks for playing along with us! Your card is so fresh and polished, as always. It's clean and classy. Have a great weekend.
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

gorgeous - this card will make a hero's day.

thanks for skipping

Barb Housner

Susan said...

great card. the button is just right for the design.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh, I love, love LOVE your card! The red and blue just pops off the card! Great card!

jimlynn said...

Just PERFECT! Love it.
Lynn

KarenS said...

Gorgeous card as always, Jan. The matching liner is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

AllisonG said...

Oh yeah, Jan, you totally knocked it out of the park as usual. I'm already making plans to CASE this one. I love it!

Carol said...

It is gorgeous Jan but I always love your cards. Using red, white and blue is one of my favorite combinations and they always seem to pop off the page. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Oliver said...

Beautiful card, and envy, Jan! It is amazing what can be done with a "simple" digital image - as you well know! Your post is educational and inspirational! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Super Coupon Diva said...

WOW!!! I love Melonheadz drawings! I can't waite to CASE your card!! Thanks for the inspiration, I needed it! : 0 )

Anonymous said...

Great use of the sketch...love the card!! Pat Kinkaid

Sandy said...

I love a good CAS card with layers....mmmmmm! Well done Jan!

Jen said...

Nice!

Paula S. said...

Great job on this card Jan! CAS designs are super for hero cards since you never know if they will land in the hands of a male or female hero.

Brenda said...

Love that embossed folder Jan and also how you made the word HERO in the flag colours! Superb! Nice touch with the envelope liner!

laurie crop said...

love the way you turned the sketch on it's head!!

Janeen said...

that is a nice sketch for CAS. great job, using precolored digi is a great idea.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card! I did think the button was real and I LOVE the envelope liner. What a great touch! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Tami B. said...

Love this one and the matching envelope liner puts it over the top!

Kathryn said...

Very nice, Jan. I think lining the envelopes is an awesome touch.

Ann said...

Your cards are always so adorable and today's is no different. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

wonderful card--I like the sketch and the image you chose.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Great card! I really like it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tameko said...

Fabulous card. Love the design, embossing, & the button die tip!

Adele said...

I haven't tried that sketch yet, but you've demonstrated how perfect it is with this digi. Also, thanks for the link to the pre-colored digi. Great blog!

Lynn said...

What a great and simple card! I love that image and will have to go snag it for myself!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Beautiful card. Some of my favorite colors and so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia H said...

Great job with this week's sketch! The matching envelope lining is a great finishing touch.

SuzAnn said...

You rocked that sketch! Thanks for being part of OWH!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Lee Mae said...

Yay! AN OWH Sketch card! I was having trouble with this sketch, but your card really brings it to life. Mine were coming out pretty drab. :(
I love the blog hops because I can learn so much from them and I think I can successfully use this sketch!

Sandy said...

Very nice, I love the envelop liner too!

Shirley said...

Love the sketch and your use of the digi.

Velda said...

Lovely card, as usual. Great colors.

Cut n Paste said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Very cute patriotic CAS card! Very 'finished'!

Cora said...

It's always a pleasure to see your cards and this one is no exception. Nice job with the envelope

Julie said...

Great use of that sketch, Jan! Love this card :)

Dawn said...

Love the envelope lining!

Hushgirl said...

I was thinking the same thing as Dawn, that envelope lining is the perfect touch!

Hushgirl said...

I agree with Dawn, that envelope lining is the perfect touch!

Kathy said...

I really like your red, white and blue card. I especially like the button with the bow.

Dawn said...

your car is my favorite so far. I LOVE IT!

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

I love the red, white and blue card. It is very pretty!

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

So pretty, crisp and cheery!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jan, I love that MelonHeadz digi and how you used it with that great sketch! Awesome card!

Robin said...

Love the clean lines of your card!

Yolanda said...

Fantastic! Melonheadz and that sketch are a great CAS combo. Wow! to that lined envelope.

Marianne said...

Jan,
Nice Hero Card. It is really a great use of the challegne card.

gbinion said...

Beautiful! looks WAY better than a store-bought card!!

Courtney K said...

what a fun patriotic card - and love the matching envelope.

Jennifer said...

Love the card!!!

Linda said...

I absolutely love that sketch and you card is perfect for it! TFS!!!

Rufus said...

Love it, it just WORKS!
R/

sas44 said...

How patriotic! I'm not a digital fan but this looks great.

Shirley said...

I love it and love the added touch of the envelope liner. Great job. I think I might be CASing this one.

Martha said...

Such a cool Hero card and I love that you created the printed liner for the envelope. A great addition!

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love how you used the sketch ,great colours too,thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
tracey x

Susan said...

Wonderful card!
Susan

Anonymous said...

love your card, you can't go wrong with the red white and blue color scheme!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Horsebroad said...

Great card!

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful card, Jan. Great embossing and the image really stands out! Great job.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love clean and simple. And, this is a great example of how very lovely that type of card can be.

LaLa said...

I love the image!

~Laure
queen_lade at yahoo.com

Suzanne Russell said...

Terrific card!

granny cindy said...

WOW! One word, three colors, and the playful placement of the digi says it all. Beautiful, clean, and simple!

MizDenise said...

Lovely hero card - don't you love Melonheadz digis?!? I know I do!

TR said...

Fantastic card!

Shannon White said...

OMgosh, this is such a Fun Card Miss Jan! Love the embossed BG and they Fabulous lined envelope too, Very Nice touch! 8-)

Happy Sunday to you!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very nice red, white and blue card! Don't really see how this is Clean and Simple but it sure is great, TFS!

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Marsha said...

Great card. Beautiful, bright, patriotic. Perfect for OWH.

Dawn C. said...

I love this card! "Hero" cards are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Karen B. said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!