Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This week's Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Challenge is to create a card our heroes can send home to their female loved one, be it wife, daughter, mother, etc. I have to admit this was easy for me as the majority of the cards I make are for husband/wife heroes to send to their spouse. If anything that can be done to enhance communication between husband and wife during their separation, it is a "very good thing" as Martha would say. Thank you Heidi-Mari for the beautiful sample you provided for this challenge. I also enjoyed reading about you and your family.

This card was taken from a Stamp TV feature called Bleached Leaves, so it is not an original idea, but I must say I am so very pleased with the results. The stamp I used was from a vintage Stampin Up set called Fantastic Foliage. The papers are Gina K: Wine with Everything, Pumpkin Spice, Black Onyx, and Sweet Corn. The sentiment is also from Stampin Up and the ribbon is from my stash. I used Twinkling H20s and mica powders to give the leaves their color and dimension.

Hope you are having a blessed week!


  1. Louise, I love your card! I saw that Stamp TV video and your bleached leaves came out awesome!

  2. Hi Louise your card is just stunning! I was wondering if you used Gina K's bleaching technique. I'd like to try that one myself. Thanks for playing along with us in our MWT challenge this week at Operation Write Home!

  3. Hello Louise your card is lovely, love how you did the leaves. Great.

  4. Louise, your card is amazing! I love the colors and the embossed background gives it great falling leaves movement. TFS!

  5. WOW this is gorgeous Louise!! I love the bleaching technique and the colors are beautiful! I hope you are doing well!
    Hugs, Tammy x

  6. Hi Louise,
    I'd like to talk with you about making a challenge sample card for Operation Write Home in the near future. You can e mail me at gonestampin(at)gmail(dot)come.
    Thanks, Jan

  7. Gorgeous card! I love the colors!


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