Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Impressions / OWH Blog Hop!


Well Hello! Welcome to Scrap Happens!... My little corner of the blogosphere! I'm Nancy... the Tutorial Wrangler from Operation Write Home's blog, Stars & Stamps. I'm super excited today to share the news about two great new fund-raiser stamp sets by Art Impressions!

We're having a little hop today to celebrate these cute sets - the one I wanted to share today is "Sending Love"! I think that you're going to love it.

If you're just joining the blog hop, you can start here - at the Art Impressions Blog!
If you came here from Kerry's Blog... congrats, you have landed successfully!

Here is my little card I made for Operation Write Home using the OWH "Sending Love" set:


What a cute set - it reminds me of childhood when we used to use cups and string to make little "telephones" and we would string them all over the house! I had in my brain, that I wanted to make the little cups look like little Red Solo cups. (Feel free to sing along with me, if you like!) The way that I accomplished this was to stamp the image first on the kraft paper and I heat embossed with white powder to make the "string". Then, I stamped again and embossed the "cups" with white on white paper, and red on red paper. After a little fussy cutting and shading for dimension, I pieced the parts together and added the sentiment, done in red and blue with clear embossing powder. I added a few heart punches and some doodles to finish it off. Here's a close-up of the details.


The two new stamp sets are so much fun and of course they support my favorite cause. I can definitely see making many cards for OWH with them. You can get these cute new stamps here! (Please clicky the words, instead of the photo.)

Click here to order!

I do want you to see what everyone else has created with these two new sets, so be sure to hop on over next to A Touch Of Creation by Piali Biswas. (And isn't that a beautiful name? I can't wait to meet her too!)

Thank you so much for stopping by, OWH'ers and new friends from Art Impressions!


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88 comments:

Ronni said...

Hi Nancy - I love the cards - what embossing folder did you use on the cup card. I adore that one - and would love to order it.
Who makes it ------?

Kendra Northup said...

I just love your card, and how you "pieced" it together! Awesome job!! :)

madamewong said...

The dimensionality on this card is great. Everything pops!

Small Talk Mama said...

Great texture!

Ava Oxley said...

Love the "love" card. The embossed heart really adds a nice touch.

Kathryn said...

Nancy, your embossing is out of this world! I'm extra impressed because I tried embossing for my sample with this stamp set and I tossed out all of my attempts. Yours is crisp, clean, and perfectly mimics the red solo cups! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

WOW-- I love the crisp, clean details on your card and all the textures!! You nailed it! Thank you so much for all your support of OWH!!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the hearts!

Ruby Craft said...

Love your Red Solo Cups and your Red, White and Blue card.

Becky Wiliford said...

Oh- now I have that song in my head... and have to get the stamps! lol Great card!

jcobb said...

Your embossing is great and I love the hearts!

Kathy S said...

Great dimension on your love card. Also like the hand drawn elements with white pen. Sometimes adding just a little bit really sparks the image.

Julia said...

Really nice details with the piecing and embossing...will copy those ideas!

Jen R said...

A lot of neat work for this card and it shows!!! I love the ideas you shared and am already thinking of how to implement them!!! Thank you for supporting OWH! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

Kelly said...

I was struck by that song when I first saw this stamp too!! I love how you gave the front cup dimension!!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Nancy, this is fantastic! I love how amazing embossing can make a card look. It adds so much interest. I also love the little detailing you did with the white pen.
Renee (Art Impressions DT)

Kathy Ashworth said...

Oh Nancy---you used all my favorite things on this card, paper pieceing, embossing-heat and dry,--I love this card--i love all of it and what I like best is the the sentiment is the focal point--it just POPS out at you!!! And I thought of the same things when I first saw the set. thank you!

Diane said...

Love the kraft with the red- and totally YES! Red solo cups-- you rocked it!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the embossing, it give the cards great detail. TFS.

Sue Kinman said...

So creative. Assuming one stamp can be made into so many different cards.

Newlexness said...

Love the paper piecing Nancy! And the blue paper, embossed? Love that too!

Debbie Caldwell said...

The card is so fun, I love all the details and embossing. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the red white and blue and you did a great job on the cups!

April Story said...

What a great card. I love the weaved background and the white on kraft color. This is the first blog that I saw the 'love' shape from the string. :-) April

computer2gal said...

This card is very cute, was singing along with it :)

8upscrapin said...

I totally love the red solo cup idea and yes now that song is in my head lol , thanks for sharing this great card with us : )

JoAnn P said...

Wow! Great job on those cups!

Andrea T said...

I love all of the textures in your card and the love pouring from the cups. Cute.

Linda said...

Love the colors and dimensional variety of your card...WTG!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely wonderful card design with those cups. I love all the dimension you created with all that piecing. Lots of work involved to make this I bet, but it sure paid off with pizzazz!

Sue D said...

Great card--I like both kinds of embossing and the paper you used.

Carol J said...

Nice, I think you did great to look like a Solo cup.

Donna F W said...

How cute and so appropriate! I love it.

Dixie Cochran said...

Nancy, you are sooooo clever! Those cups stumped me. Your card design is perfect!

Kathy said...

So many great details on your sending love card. Love it.

Paula S. said...

I LOVE your Red Solo Cups! (Yes, I am singing and now that song will be trapped in my head for days, LOL). I so seldom think to use heat embossing and it give these a totally different look. I need to refresh my heat embossing supplies (they are so old I suspect the powders may not be good anymore) and bring them out more often. Thanks for all you do to support OWH Nancy!

Kristie said...

Wow, Nancy! I just love everything about this card. You definitely gave it lots of love. The embossed background is the perfect texture. And I just love the two embossed colors for the sentiment. Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, and it does look like red solo cups. Like the Embossing Folder that you used for the back ground. Mary L Schreiber

conil said...

Of the 2 stamps, this one is my favorite and you did an outstanding job with it. Love both your coloring and background.

Bert B said...

the embossed background really makes this pop! Love it!

pcrusberg said...

I love all the embossing! Super card. Thanks.

Cynthia Rose said...

I like the way you decorated/colored the cans - thanks.

Naomi said...

I love how you added so much dimension to an already cute card. Thanks for participating in this bloghop.

Lee Mae said...

Hi Nancy! Where to start? Love everything about your card!! The denim paper, the embossing, the way you made the cups, the color scheme, the hearts, the extra doodles. Oh man! This card is awesome!

SusanS said...

I giggled when I saw your card and the first thing I thought of was ... is this a Red Solo Cup ... LOL :)
So cute! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Karen Day said...

I love how you did the cups, Nancy - they look so realistic!

Pat Kinkaid said...

WOW! The detail on your card is amazing. Great job!!!!! I'm digging into some embossing powder as soon as I finish this hop!

hana jones said...

I love that you embossed your heart on the card to make it pop off the page ...such a cute idea to draw so much attention to your card and what it says ...great job !

WhoMom said...

Adorable!!! It feels almost like a barbeque card.
Thank you for sharing,
Lyn

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

WOW! Totally fantastic job on the embossing! Love it! ~ Marilyn

Camille Short said...

Grand job....did not realize the string spelled out love until your site!

Cissy M said...

What an impressive card! The color scheme is one of my favorites and the dry and heat embossing really kick things up a notch. Love it!

Diane said...

Love your embossing and details, it made your card stand out so uniquely to the others I've seen so far. (The others are wonderful, too)

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Wow, Nancy! The details in your card are perfect! So much texture and dimension...it's wonderful! Thank you for all your work with OWH. I appreciate everything you do for the mission!

Barbara said...

Love it! Can not help but smile with that heart at the end with someone shouting out all that love!

Barb said...

love the card-embossed heart is great

Joanie said...

Love the embossing! I have the powders, but just don't get them out......
Thanks for the inspiration!

Fran Green said...

I knew they were Red Solo cups before I read your message. The cups alone will put smiles on our Heros' faces. A little touch of home. Fantastic card!

Kate Swanson said...

Wow, Nancy! This card is fabulous! Love all your embossing and the "Red Solo Cups" are SO cute (and yes, I did start singing!). Thank you for participating in our bloghop and partnering with OWH! - Kate at Art Impressions

Diane S said...

Love the dimensions on the card.

chignon said...

Your card is fantastic! I love how you added dimension with the heat embossing and dry embossing...I now feel inspired to try some card making!!

Tanya said...

love the cards made.

Karenladd said...

Oh your card is so adorable. The paper pieced cups look so real!!

Dolores said...

I like the red,white,blue colors for this new stamp. TFS

Dolores said...

I like the red,white,blue colors for this new stamp. TFS

Dolores said...

I like the red,white,blue colors for this new stamp. TFS

Ronni said...

Wow - I thought I went back to sleep before 4:15 AM - even more surprising I spelled words correctly! When I saw your card -I thought oh I have seen and loved this one!!!! The cups puzzled me and my coloring of them was not successful - so I am inspired by your card. Please please please send me a message about the embossing folder - I am obsessed with beautiful embossing folders! Keep making cards - and stay creative.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love all of the different textures that you used!

PoJo said...

Love your cards! You put so much into that love card! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

canadian_liner said...

LOVE the red Solo cups! Brilliant. And the colour-blocking on your sentiment, too. Very fun. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Dotti Snell said...

Really cute cards.

Lisa Brooks said...

Nancy, loved the card. I remember making those too. Thanks for all you do to make OWH so great and inspiring.

Billie A said...

Great card I love the dimension of the card and the hearts coming out really goes well with the sentiment. Great idea.

Rufus said...

You really rocked the "sending love" set! Fantastic card, love the doodles. Thanks for supporting our Heroes, their loved ones and OWH!
R/

Angelica Chambers said...

Wow! From the wet and dry embossing to the piecing together a d to the fabulous blue background, this card is superb! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Cathy Brandt here. Having computer trouble.

Love the red, white and blue on your card, so perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

I think the embossed paper and sentiments make this card awesome! Love the white on kraft with the denim background and the extra white lines are so perfect! TFS!!

Anonymous said...

The hearts popping from the "phones" are a PERFECT touch.
Mary, Wausau WI

Rebecca King said...

Love the design of hearts with your Tin Can Phones.

bayersps@wordpress.com said...

What a cute idea for this set! The heart going in one end and popping out the other!! LOL! love it!

Rhonda Harre said...

Wow - the colors, dimensions, and embossing is great! Fabulous Darling, simply fabulous!!!

Sandy Allnock said...

Embossing is a BRILLIANT idea! Well done!!

Sandy Allnock, Founder/Executive Director, OWH

LINDA M said...

Super cute card. The embossing really gives a great effect. Love your color choices also.

Sharon said...

Very lovely card!

Gabby Lou said...

So many textures and dimensions and textures on this card....you are ├╝ber crafty and creative!!!!

Kerry said...

Nancy, this is totally awesome, love how to make the cups look so cool, love them!

Ann said...

Wow! Fabulous card Nancy, I love everything about it! The color choices, the heat and dry embossing, it's awesome!

Leslie Frederick said...

Your new title..."The Empress of Embossing". That is one seriously stellar card. I definitely think we need an OWH tutorial on this one. It is just gorgeous and someone will be cherishing that for years! Thank you so much for ALL your hard work on behalf of OWH and for sharing your talent with our card makers.