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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop

 
This weekend take a few minutes to think of all our armed forces who have served and are now serving. My son is in Afghanistan and it makes me really appreciate our military and be more aware of what is happening to the them.
I made a couple of cards for the bloghop.  For first one I used a background I made with alcohol inks and OWH sketch #220.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. The red ink is Hero Arts Midtone Shadow ink.
 
For the next ones I used a technique Jennifer McGuire taught using a stamp that is inked once, then stamped several times and each time the ink gets lighter. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Dauber Bunch set and the butterflies are from the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Butterflies and Print set. The black ink is Hero Arts Black ink.

67 comments:

  1. That alcohol ink piece looks like it was a blast to make. It sure makes for a stunning card. I need to try the technique you used for the butterflies. I never think to do these fun things. Beautiful cards. I am making a note for this inspiration

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  2. Way cool cards. Thealcohol ink piece on the first one is really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love your cards! The alcohol ink background is really great!! What a nice effect!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I like the technique used on the butterfly card and your first card looks like a mixed media art piece.

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  5. I need to try that alcohol ink background technique!! Very cool!!

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  6. The first card is awesome, it reminds me of the 70's :) I'm definately going to have to try the technique on the second card, my problem would be trying not to color the image.

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  7. Beth your cards are awesome. I absolutely love the first one. I really am going to have to come visit and make cards with you!!!!!

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  8. Wonderful cards...need to try those techniques sometime...now on my to-do list...WTG!!!

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  9. great job - fun to see new techniques used by people - love playing with watercolors also thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  10. I love the first card - it looks like it's fun to make that paper!

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  11. What pretty cards! I love the technique you used to create the background on the first card!

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  12. Great techniques. Always fun to play around with new ones. So glad you are an OWH supporter.

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  13. Fun techniques. Personally love generational stamping.

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  14. Looks like grown-up finger painting -- how FUN!

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  15. Awesome with the alcohol inks!!! Like the cards, nice layering

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  16. That alcohol ink background is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
    April

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  17. I'm a technique girl and just love what you've done with your cards. Fabulous.

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  18. I like the way you stamped off the butterflies to give the card more dimension.

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  19. I love the card with the alcohol inks background and also love the butterfly thank you's. You did great!

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  20. Wow! Love that alcohol ink background piece and perfect pick of sketch to show it off. The butterflies look fabulous fluttering around with the stamp off technique. I need to use that idea after seeing your card! Great job on both!

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  21. I like the different techniques you used to update the sketch.

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  22. Beautiful cards, I absolutely love the butterfly cards!

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  23. Great way to use your alcohol ink background!!

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  24. These are beautiful, Beth! I love the richness of color on your alcohol ink background and the butterfly stamping is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration and have fun on the hop!

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  25. The alcohol ink made a really interesting background. I love the placement of your butterflies. Beautiful job!

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  26. Love the alcohol ink background.

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  27. You did an amazing job with the alcohol ink technique. I love how it has the circles in it and the way you used it on the card.

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  28. Love both techniques you used. They made gorgeous cards.

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  29. Great cards. The butterfly technique is very cool. Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  30. Great cards! You are very talented!

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  31. Love the first card. That background is beautiful.

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  32. Beautiful alcohol ink background in patriotic colors! So striking!

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  33. Wow-I need to try that alcohol ink background; it looks amazing. I love your generational stamping of the butterflies!

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  34. Very pretty background on your first card. I'll definitely have to try that technique out sometime. I love the butterflies getting lighter in color, very lovely.

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  35. What a great effect and this is a good sketch to showcase it too. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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  36. Thanks to your son and your family for your service to our country! Love both your technique cards. Never happier than when I've got inky fingers. Thanks for supporting OWH.
    R/

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  37. Haven't been brave enough yet to try out alcohol inks, you get great results. The image is beautiful. Thanks for supporting our troops.

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  38. Thanks for sharing! Love the technique you used on the first card :)

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  39. Haven't used alcohol inks in a long while - thanks for inspiring me to get them out! Beautiful job today - thanks for sharing!

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  40. awesome...love the background on the first card...beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Wonderful cards! I love the watercolor background and the butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for sharing

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  42. Your first card is such an artistic interpretation of the sketch, and your thank you cards are very pleasing. Blessings and gratitude to you and your family.

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  43. Wow - great job making that background - it's gorgeous! I love the butterfly cards too - it's a fun technique I love to do as well.

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  44. Fabulous card, love the alcohol inks!

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  45. What pretty cards -- especially love the background of the first one. Please pass along our thanks to your son for his service.

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  46. Beautiful cards and great techniques!

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  47. Wow, that handmade background is really beautiful! It's nice to see something a little different and unique. Some Hero is going to be really happy to use that to write home :) Nice job with the sketch, too - I found that one a hard one to use!

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  48. These are beautiful. I love the background on the first one and the stamping on the second one.

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  49. Simply stunning - that's what it is. Love, love, love the background you used!!! Thanks for being a hop stop

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  50. Boy, what striking cards! Love the alcohol ink background on the first, and the generation stamping on the second gives it a truly elegant look. Thanks for sharing these and for supporting OWH!

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  51. Love the butterflies and the alcohol ink back ground... great cards

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  52. Your butterfly card is just beautiful!

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  53. Great techniques on your cards!

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  54. Alcohol ink piece is wonderful.

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  55. Love both cards-
    I like alcohol inks...I got some but have not had a chance to work with them yet-cant wait!

    I like the butterfly card having the wider red border..and then either way. I learned that technique to show movement of an image...but this is very pretty!

    Thanks for making and sharing!

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  56. Great job on the alcohol technique love the swirls. All your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. The alchol ink technique certainly produces some beautiful colors and patterns! The butterflies are just as eye catching.

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  58. I LOVE how you created the design with the alcohol inks and how it is framed by the blue strips. It's got a lot going on but looks so clean! The butterflies are great, too. I like how you created them going in both directions.

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  59. Love your cards! The first card is very unique! I love working with alcohol inks. This is the first one on this hop that I've seen using them! Thank you!

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  60. Love the cards. The alcohol ink card is fabulous -- one of my most favorite techniques that I do not do very often. Great job.

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  61. I really like the butterflies

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  62. Both are great cards! I haven't done the alcohol technique in a long time, thanks for the reminder!

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  63. I am SO CASE'ing the alcohol inks card - love the effect, and the sketch is perfect for it! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  64. Nice cards but love the butterfly card!

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  65. Love the ink on the first one, great card with the unusual angles. The second cards with the fading ink is super too. the are very pretty. Our prayers are with your son.

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