ODBD Challenge and Ultimate Scrap Cards
Operation Write Home and Our Daily Bread Designs have a challenge once a month–and if 50 players participate ODBD donates free shipping for two boxes of cards to go to our deployed troops to use to write to their loved ones. This particular challenge is one I try to never miss–and so far, each month we have met the challenge. This month we had to include fruit on the card. I am fresh out of stamps or papers that have fruit on them, but I did find this digital image in my stash. It is from Fred She Said and is called Emma in the Strawberry Patch. I colored her with Copics and added red Stickles to the strawberries. After they dried I tested to make sure no glitter flaked from the Stickles. Little bits of non-flaking Stickles are permitted on OWH cards but glitter itself is an absolute no-no.
I had my mini sewing machine out so I added some stitching detail. I like the glittery look of this paper as well.
All the shine is embedded deeply in the paper and will never rub off.
These remaining cards are why I had the sewing machine out. I love to save leftover quarter-inch strips and sew them into a very long paper ribbon to make these scrap card fronts. I call them my “ultimate scrap cards.” Strips from my “ribbon” are adhered side by side on a separate piece of card stock. After the strips are adhered I trim the ends to an overhang of about .5″ then fold them over the end of the stock and adhere them on the back.