Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Verve Visual With Gratitude


It's time for a new Midweek Throwdown challenge on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog, today's challenge is in honor of one of our retiring shippers, Dixie!  The challenge is to make Thank You cards for our heroes to send home to their family and friends.

Dixie has passed on her duties as an Operation Write Home Shipper to Caro after serving for two years - and we wanted to do something special in her honor to say THANKS for all her hard work and dedication!   I hope you'll have time to play along in our fun challenge this week.

Today's card was made with a Verve Visual acrylic stamp set, embossing powder, Spellbinders dies a Stampin' Up! Canvas background stamp and a scrap of black and white digital paper and beautiful organdy ribbon.  I love making bows with organdy ribbon!  I really like the way my card turned out except for the dots of black embossing powder in all the places I didn't want it.  Now I remember why I like black pigment ink and clear embossing powder, lol!  That's what I get for using so many digital images anymore, I'm out of practice with my heat embossing technique.  

Have a blessed day a & thanks for visiting my blog today -

Challenges:
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Thank You 
Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations - Gratitude 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter - A Tied Bow

9 comments:

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! A great tribute to Dixie!

Donna said...

Jan,
This is so elegant and I second what Linda said about it being a great tribute to Dixie. As all of your cards are.. so lovely!

Jennifer said...

I just love how you showcased this beautiful sentiment with all the layers and patterns!

Samantha said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the big chunky ribbon!

When I use dark embossing powders I keep a small tipped paintbrush near by. Helps dust those unwanted flakes away!

Carol L said...

Great card Jan, I just love the colors and beautiful design! Yay Dixie!!

Sylvia/Georgia said...

LOVE this card! What a beautiful way to thank Dixie.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jan! Love that sentiment image. Thanks for playing along again in the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Happy New Year
NanaConnie DT Chef

Tracy said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Best Wishes
Tracy x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jan, love your colour scheme and that wonderful bow, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs