Friday, December 16, 2011

Hero Arts Operation Write Home Blog Skip

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Hero Arts blog skip, if you've arrived here from Yolanda's blog you're on the right track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning click here to be directed to the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog.


My card uses one of the newest OWH/Hero Arts sets.  This set stayed on my desk for awhile and I kept looking at it and seeing patterned paper so I gave into the urge to ink up the entire set in it's packaging and stamp it on a sheet of Kraft cardstock.  I thought Operation Write Home's sketch #99 from this last Sunday would be the perfect way to use my "background". 

Be sure to leave comments because...
OWH is giving away one of each of the Hero Arts stamp sets, and the 3 winners will be picked from all comments on all the blogs in the skip - the more blogs you comment on, the more entries you have! Winners will be drawn Sunday night.

 Your next stop in our skip is Julie at 

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:

60 comments:

Misty said...

[i have new kitten in one arm, cant cap letters]
as usual excellent card, with color, patterns and stamping.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Mignon said...

Great card! Must get the new stamps!

WAflowerchild said...

LOVE how the colors just POP :)

Nancy M said...

WOW--beautiful job, as always! It is just right!! I love the contrast of the colors, and of the filled-in spaces vs solid colors, if you KWIM.

Debra said...

Like the way you stamped the background, great job

Kathryn said...

I never would have thought of using sentiment stamps as background builders. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Julie, I LOVE how you used the whole set to make patterned paper! It's perfect, especially with that sketch!!

Ann said...

Jan, I really did know this is your blog, I could see Julie's name in the background and I just typed it. Sorry....

Life's Creative Adventures said...

Great idea making the pattern paper. It scares me so I haven't tried it..LOL

debb said...

Brilliant- using it as is! Love it- great pattern paper!

Sandi said...

Love your card Jan! What a great wasy to make patterned paper!!!

songbird cindi said...

I love how you used the whole set as a background! Very creative!

Deb said...

I like the way you stamped all the stamps on the background.

Lynn said...

Awesome background! I was going to ask where you got it! Thanks for the inspiration.

adele holcomb said...

That is awesome to use this set to make...patterned paper!!

I just couldn't wait and hope I might win them -- I already bought all 3 OWH stamp sets.

Marsha said...

Great BG and nice take on the sketch!

Crafting Adventures said...

Great color combination!

Velda said...

Great idea! Love the background and love this set.

Dotti's Hobbies said...

That's perfect! Presto...patterned paper that's perfect for OWH cards!!! Great job Jan!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Awesome idea Jan. I love how it turned out. You never disappoint.

Wendy said...

Love your card. I often think the stamps, in their packaged form, look cool enough use as a single stamp. This turned out great!

AllisonG said...

Such a cool idea, Jan! It looks like you managed to cover at least 3 OWH challenges with one card as well - sketch 99, create your own background paper, and a V-Day/Love card. You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love that idea!!! This is my favorite set!!! Great work--as always!! Denise I.

Anita said...

What a cool idea! Beautiful colors!

Yolanda said...

Love kraft and red. That Hello Handsome stamp is a must have.

rscholz said...

Love how you did the background paper. I thought it was one stamp.

sherry varga said...

Love your card. Such a nice background!

Kris said...

What a brilliant idea!!! Must try this too.

Linda said...

Love the subway art look background! Great card! TFS!!!

KarenS said...

I love your technique for making background paper. I have to try that out tomorrow!

(I already have the OWH stamps)

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

I love your card! It is really neat how you made your own decorated paper.

Anonymous said...

So many great ideas so ready to buy the stamp sets and try some of them Charlsie

Berni said...

Love this card, this stamp is definitely, a stamp that needs to be on my shelf. TFS

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea, using all the stamps as a single stamp. I was able to pick up the "All the Time" set at my local stamp store. After seeing what you've done, I should have picked this set up too.

sf_crafter

Paula S. said...

Super creative to use multiple sentiments in one card Jan. This is so perfect for OWH cards, I'm going to have to swipe the idea! :)

Jen said...

Love love love this!

airbornewife said...

oh Jan.. this is wonderful. I too was thinking about inking up the whole thing, but never got around to it.. glad you did so I can see what it looks like.. and it's a "must do!".. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Rufus said...

Brilliant! It DOES make a great background.
R/

Carol said...

Love, love your card. I would never have thought to put the multiple stamps together like that. Thus is my favorite stamp set of the 3.

SuzAnn said...

oh my gosh, this is so cute! How creative to make your own paper with the stamps and then show it off with an OWH sketch! TFS this awesome card.

Samantha said...

How cool using all of the stamps to make your own patterned paper!! I love it! Great job Jan!

Dixie Cochran said...

Love your card, Jan! Beautiful design! I've ordered all the sets, and I can't wait to get get my hands on them! Thanks for posting such a terrific card on the skip today!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Perfect is the right word for this one! Awesome vision!

Lucy said...

Making your own dp is a stroke of genius! I love the entire new Hero Arts stamp release. You did it justice!

Aundria B. said...

What a great idea for a card - love the contrast of the kraft and the red papers!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great card. Love the bright and cheerful colors. Cool Stamp too.

txbluiz said...

Love the colors - and how you used the stamps as background paper!

ThePurplePlace said...

Here I am....a day late and a dollar short! I sure wish my email subscriptions would come on time...??? My OWH Skip post, arrived today and I totally forget yesterday!! (Hectic Week)!!

I have to say that I am In LOVE with the Hero Arts Sets and have already ordered quite a few! I'll be looking forward to playing with them more, after the Holidays!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thanks for a fun idea!!

Hugs,
Lis

Sybrina K said...

Jan,

I had the same thought as AllisonG -- three challenges in one!

Love this card -- it is so pretty! thanks for sharing!

Becca Whitham said...

As always, Jan, you have made one that makes me smile. I love the creation of your own background paper.

BJ said...

I love the way you created your background!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Great card! I love that color scheme and the stamps - all of it!

Yvonne B. said...

Jan, you made wonderful patterned paper! That set is perfect for it--you were right! Thanks for sharing your creativity here--you make such lovely cards!

Linda Grady said...

Awesome card for the military. They'll love it.

I also really love your Valentine kittie card. So cute!!

Happy Holidays!

Sherry Hickey said...

Jan, I love your red, blue and kraft combo!! Fab idea to use the sentiments to make your own background. Just awesome! Love all these new Hero Arts OWH sets!!

Shelly said...

love the color combo, its a great looking card!

Tameko said...

Fabulous card!

cinmfoster said...

I like how you used the whole set for the background. I will be doing this in the future. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy F

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

great card!! love the color combination.

Crafty Khandy said...

Your cards are always so crisp and clean I just love this one.