Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop 2014

If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome to my handmade card and home decor blog!  I hope you’re enjoying the hop so far, and if you need to get back to the top, you can click on the banner above or right here.  The theme this year was to make a red, white, and blue card in one of five categories and based on one of the many OWH sketches that can be found here.  I chose to make a birthday card with a daisy using sketch #79 because today is actually my birthday and daisies are my favorite flower.


I heat embossed this image from Hero Art’s new “Hello Sunshine Daisies” stamp set in white on watercolor paper, colored each end with markers from Stampin’ Up, and spread the color around using a waterbrush from Faber-Castell.
I won’t take up any more of your time because there are many more blogs for you to hit, but I will list my other supplies below if there is something that strikes your fancy.  Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy the rest of the hop!


Materials Used
Stamps
     “Hello Sunshine Daisies” from Hero Arts
     Sentiment from “Express Yourself” from Stampin’ Up (retiring this year)
     Polka Dot Background from “Nautical Borders” from Simon Says Stamp

Inks
     Versamark Ink
     “Night of Navy” ink from Stampin’ Up
     “Cherry Cobbler” ink from Stampin’ Up

Cardstock
     Neenah Solar White – 110#
     “Night of Navy” cardstock from Stampin’ Up


83 Comment

  1. Kara says: Reply

    Love the watercolor background!

  2. Wow, this is so cool!!!!

  3. I like how the dots don’t cover the entire background.

  4. Tammy says: Reply

    Gorgeous card, I love how you’ve created the background!

  5. I love the background and the white flower. Just beautiful!

  6. Wow…amazing color on that watercolor (pen) background. I love the embossed daisy and the colors. The polka dots are fantastic, too. This card is definitely a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and the technique behind it!

  8. Wow! The embossed flower over the watercolored image is just stunning!

  9. Great technique with the watercolor. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Love the daisy stamp and how you colored behind it!

  11. This is one gorgeous card – I will have to try this 3 tone effect on a stamped image

  12. Great card. Happy Birthday. πŸ™‚
    April

  13. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Annie, Happy Birthday to you. Love what you did with the inks on your card – stunning.

  14. Marsha says: Reply

    Really beautiful technique. Turned out so lovely. AND Happy Birthday!

  15. Love the water color technique used. Happy Birthday Annie!

  16. Happy Birthday! I love the technique you used on the flower. Very striking.

  17. Happy Birthday! You did a fabulous job with the embossing and watercoloring. Clever way to work in the red, white and blue colors. Love it!

  18. What a great look with the watercolor background. Love the flower too.

  19. Rosie says: Reply

    This is a beautiful card. What a striking effect!

  20. Jessie says: Reply

    Beautiful card! Love the watercolor effect!

  21. Gorgeous card. Love the watercolor background.

  22. Happy birthday. I love the technique you used. I am going to have to give it a go soon.

  23. Love that background. I need to give that a try.

  24. Love this card! The flower looks awesome.

  25. Absolutely stunning! The colors, the technique, the flower…all work so great together!!

  26. Watercolor in red and blue on white! Great idea! Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for entering the OWH Blog Hop.

  27. Love the water coloring!

  28. Happy Happy birthday to you! My birthday was yesterday so we’re almost twins…ha! Love how you used the patriotic colors for your background on this striking card

  29. Your watercolor background against the white daisy is awesome. And it looks great placed on top of the dots. Happy Birthday and thank you.

  30. Happy Birthday! Love the technique you used to stamp and color the daisy!! I think I will try this. LOL thanks for sharing.

  31. Happy Birthday! Love the card. sooooo creative!!

  32. This card is stunning! I love the watercolor technique.

  33. Love love love your card!

  34. Erika says: Reply

    I love the embossing and inking you did on the daisy. Nicely done.

  35. I love this. Your embossing is great and I love the coloring around it.

  36. Amy C. says: Reply

    Beautiful! That embossed flower is very eye-catching!

  37. Love the card. It looks tie tied.

  38. Lisa says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for taking time to share your very cool embossed daisy card! πŸ™‚

  39. Very cool technique. It will be fun to try this with different colors.

  40. this is so beautiful! what a wonderful technique!

  41. Really creative how you did the coloring for the daisy! It makes quite a statement.

  42. Happy Birthday! I love daisies and watercolors- your card is so cute!!! Love it!

  43. Oh do I love the watercolor background for the flower! Happiest of birthdays to you and thanks for sharing with us!

  44. Oh the watercolor effect is beautiful! I also love that dotted paper you used! – Kristal

  45. Dawn says: Reply

    WOW, the pop of color on this is really great, Not sure how you did the background but I love how its not solid and has texture. I also love the polka dots, it’s clean and powerful… Just perfect!

  46. Rufus says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! Love the watercolor look you achieved. Thanks for supporting OWH
    R/

  47. Gorgeous! Love the embossed flower and the polka dots around the sentiment are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  48. This card is so beautiful! I love the way you “watercolored” the flower piece! very striking card.

  49. Wonderful watercolor effect! The red, white and blue is unexpected and unusual combined with the floral. Very nice. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH…and Happy Birthday!

  50. I absolutely love this card. Daisies are also my favorite flower, the way you stamped this is beautifully done. Happy Birthday and Happy memorial Day.

  51. Absolutely stunning! Love your gradient watercoloring. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  52. coco says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! Your flower image is very unique and unexpected– I like it!

  53. What an awesome card. Love the water color effect

  54. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one! I love your card – the watercolor treatment of the daisy is so terrific – LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  55. Great Card!
    Especially like the dots on the background!
    Happy Birthday!!!

  56. What a wonderful card, Annie! Your daisy works perfect on a patriotic card! Great idea!

  57. Beautiful card, great use of watercolor techniques!

  58. This has to be one of my favorite cards so far. Just breath-taking design. Great job!

  59. Beautiful card! I love it!

  60. Cute card. Love that Simon Says polka dot stamp. Happy Birthday. Thanks for participatinng.

  61. What a fabulous background!!!

  62. Sophisticated card that’s well done. Keep up the good work.

  63. Aimee says: Reply

    Maybe it sounds silly, but my favorite thing about this card is the polka dot border! It’s so cheerful and happy πŸ™‚

  64. WhoMom says: Reply

    Terrific card. The daisy really stands out and the dots are perfect.

  65. Shanta says: Reply

    lovely lovely card and Happy Birthday!!!

  66. Great background on that floral–love the watercolor look! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!

  67. Oh, I forgot to wish you a happy belated birthday!

  68. The watercolor background is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  69. that is a beuatiful card. I love the watercolor!

  70. Hey-Happy Birthday! What a nice thing to do on it-hope you took an extra big piece of cake :0)

    This card is rocking…the watercolor section with the embossed flower-very strong and cool looking…contrasted with the dots….excellent choice. The open white space lets these two areas go POW! Terrific!

    Thank you for making and sharing with us!

  71. Well, then, Happy Birthday! Thanks for spending your day in support of OWH. I really like the watercolor technique on your card, it reminds me of tie die.

  72. Sue D says: Reply

    Love how you colored the flower panel.

  73. Happy belated birthday to you. (It’s taking me a few days to get through the Hop.) Beautiful card! I love the watercoloring with the embossed flower. Just lovely. Thanks for supporting OWH.

  74. Annie, I hope you had a happy birthday. Daisies are my favorites, too! Love the background watercolor effect. Very pretty card!

  75. Love the red, white and blue stripes that you painted behind the flower!

  76. Wow- LOVE the background and the dots! Nice job; TFS!!

  77. That is a very cool technique for the background. LOVE IT!!!!

  78. Happy birthday a day or two later! Love your watercolor technique. I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing!

  79. Happy Birthday and may your home be filled with daisies!! Grat technique and I love how the lines of dots are at different heights! Classy!

  80. Beautiful card. Loved the embossing and the watercolor effect.

  81. Blythe says: Reply

    I like the tri-colord flower

  82. Kerry says: Reply

    Cool technique for the daisy background. Beautiful card.

  83. Linda says: Reply

    Stunning image! I definitely need a water brush! WTG!!!

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