Today at My Watermelon Moon we have something a little different!
Now, being the genius I am, I thought that this big blog hop would be a great time to try something I have never, ever done before. Genius right? (Um, insert eye roll here) I also thought it would be lovely to put my very own twist on it too. I was recently inspired by some cards that some talented ladies on my Damask Divas team had been making. These:
Check out her blog at Mimi, myself and I
Pretty right? I love the look of these cards! They are simple, elegant and for a project like OWH, I can see where you could get lots done for those men and women overseas. Then I got to thinking... what about that card shaped? I am certain this isn't a new idea. Honestly, anytime I have an idea, I Google it and someone has done it and posted it already... I never let this stop me and for the record, I didn't Google this idea either. :)
Here is what I decided on:
The card base was cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart card bases, then I sized several of the same shape single cuts to fit on top. All of this was done on my gypsy. It would also be easy to do in Cricut Craft Room. First you put some temporary adhesive on the light colored shapes you wish to do the stamping on. Nest them neatly, and they are ready for stamping! I chose the colors because I think it makes an elegant card and it's gender neutral. Even if it's not holiday-ish. Obviously conformist wasn't in the plan for this project!
I'm not 100% sure that it was the best shape for nesting, but overall, I think it turned out nice! I think I will try some more of these cards, and perhaps, I will try some more traditional shapes! But I wanted something special for the blog hop and I think this fits the bill!
I hope you enjoyed the project and I hope you are enjoying the blog hop! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you look into Operation Write Home!