Monday, May 9, 2011

Make it Monday + Happily Ever Challenged = a card for the troops

This is definitely a personal record for me! I started and finished this card within a couple of hours of the posting of the newest Make it Monday challenge on Nichole's blog! I was planning some crafty time today anyway, and I also wanted to complete Ted's challenge to use red, white, blue and yellow to make a card suitable for Operation Write Home, which could be sent to the project that gives handmade cards to troops overseas so that they can use them to write home to loved ones. It's such a great cause to support, and although I've often heard of it, I've never actually sent them any cards. So thanks, Ted, for the "push" and for the link-ups to the info! I'm going to send this card and pull some others from my stash as well!

So, here is my card. The MIM technique is "selective inking", so I used Think Big Favories #2, and followed Erin's technique to ink just the "you". It was pretty much impossible to NOT get any ink on the last couple of letters in the word "thank", but I just used a baby wipe to carefully wipe off that stray ink before stamping. Then I combined the you with the new Alpha-Blocks set (quickly becoming a favorite!) to complete the sentiment. 


I added the frame from Tag-it's #2 and a Doily Details die-cut, along with a border-punched strip and some Bella Blvd. patterned paper. The block letters and the doily are all popped up on foam adhesive.


Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Ted said...

Debbie, this is wonderful! And it's such an appropriate sentiment for our troops. They're going to love it as well as the recipients who get it. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this month! :)

Michelle said...

Great card! So many elements, yet easy to mail.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card, and for the troops. What a great challange I will have to check that out.

Karen C. said...

Great card, Debbie and even though there's no buttons, flowers or ribbon, the colours and details really have such a vibrant impact.

beckynoelle said...

very pretty! the alpha blocks look so nice with the script from think big favs!

Janelle said...

Great colors, great card. Love how you used the alpha blocks. Perfect card for the troops!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful card! This will be a great card for OWH because it's perfect for any gender and any age. I make cards for OWH and found Ted's blog because of this challenge.

Keva said...

Debbie - I love the color scheme here and the layout is perfect. Very pretty!

Jen said...

Too cool! Wonderfully crafted, heartfelt card. I just love the rich colors. Very 50's Fab! Love.

Jill said...

Wonderful job with the technique and Ted's colors, Debbie! This is just perfect for the troops too!

Leigh said...

Great job with the MIM challenge! I love your card!

Lisa said...

Super job on the MIM challenge and for our troops! I know what you mean about getting the card made & posted, sometimes the week slips by tooooo fast!

Lea L. said...

Awesome card! Love the colors! Great job with PTI's Make It Monday challenge!!