Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - Christmas Card For OWH

This week is a bit different at Sentimental Sundays.  We are celebrating with Operation Write Home for their birthday bash.

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong!

There are quite a few guidelines to follow while making these cards so if you decide to take part make sure you read through basic guidelines here. I had to actually research what is an A2 card (yeah, I know, I'm stupid) and it REALLY distressed me that I'm not allowed to use glitter on Christmas card!

I made quite a simple (trying to keep it fairly non-bulky) and (hopefully) unisex card using fun polar bear digi from Whimsy Stamps.  I coloured him in Copics (there was actually quite a bit more colouring done than it shows on photo, lol) and perked him up a bit by covering the eye and nose with Glossy accents.

The papers are from Fancy Pants couple of years old Christmas collection, I toned those very strong colours down a bit by sponging with white ink. The sentiment is from Elzybells. I thought it was fitting. The main panel was also dry embossed with Papermania folder and then brushed with white ink.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - use your favorite medium (Copics)
Fussy and Fancy (2 weeks)- use christmas colors
Simon Says Stamp - halloween, thanksgiving or christmas cards

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Hugs


29 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh this is a fabulous christmas card. Love the DP and the image is so cute.
mwah
Trace

Sue from Oregon said...

Finally getting back into the swing of things! This polar bear is so darling! Great A2 card LOL!

Cheryl Valadez said...

This is lovely! The layers of paper are wonderful and I can see that there is quite a bit of coloring on that polar bear. He is absolute perfection! This card is going to light up someone's day ;D

Renkata said...

I have learn something new ( what is A2 card, thanks:)
Your card is very sweet and cute!

Debbie Schneider said...

I think this is one of my favorites - this is really adorable - I just love the color combo - it really really works well and I can see the coloring on the bear and it looks fabulous!! I will have to find out what an A2 card is - don't have a clue!!!

chris said...

this is Stunning Annika, love it.
hugs chris xx

Sylvia said...

this is sooo beautiful and it's so stunning how you were able to create a total 3 dimensional look on that WHITE bear with your perfect shading .. amazing!!!
{hugs} and wishing you a wonderful Sunday, hunny
Sylvia

kelly said...

OOOh, I like this card.
I love your "about me" message.

Kelly

Lori said...

How adorable! I love all the different papers you used, really looks spectacular! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hop!

Archies Mum said...

Lovely, especially the embossing folder you've used. The papers you've chosen are perfect and love the sentiment you've used.

Ann English said...

Fabulous! Yes, I had to lookup A2 as well---and, opps, will have to do over!

Ann English said...

Fabulous! Yes, I had to lookup A2 as well---and, opps, will have to do over!

Ann English said...

Fabulous! Yes, I had to lookup A2 as well---and, opps, will have to do over!

Ann English said...

Fabulous! Yes, I had to lookup A2 as well---and, opps, will have to do over!

Ann English said...
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Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the bear and the papers.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the bear and the papers.

Max said...

Hi Annika,
I understand your distress at not being allowed to use glitter but you have more than made up for that with this super card. What a fabby idea to sponge white ink over the papers - makes them look almost misty. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Irene said...

What a stuning card with such gorgeous colours, I love how you have toned down the colours. And a cute polar bear, he's adorable and your fabby cuttling. I am sure your card will be well received by the recipent.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

irene
Bah!Humbug!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific design - I love the way you have the bear walking along the ribbon! And great ribbon work too! It's a great "hook" - just pulls you right in. I saw this card over at Sentimental Sundays yesterday and meant to stop over here to tell you how great it was. Just got sidetracked for 24 hours - LOL.

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the adorable image and such a wonderful coloring!!
Hugs from Maya

Ann said...

Great card for a great cause.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gosh, I've missed so much I don't think I'll ever get caught up will all your gorgeous projects!! Love the embossing. And isn't is so funny just how many Copic's you can use to color a white object?!?!? LOL

Lynne said...

So cute Annika :o) and such a worthy cause xx Lynne xx

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Annika, fabulous layout and papers, that polar bear is just so adorable and fantastic detailing, love your pleated ribbon.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge and hop.
hugs Heather xx

Juanita said...

Adorable card, fun papers and fun image. Love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Pam S. said...

FABULOUS Annika! LOVE this!
Pam Going Postal

Kathy said...

Oh my my this is going to light up someones day BIG time. Such a happy and delightful card plus soooo creative!!!!! Love it :)

Martine said...

ooo this is just wonderful :), thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Blog Hop :)

xx
Martine

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