World Card Making Day 2014 with Operation Write Home


Happy World Card Making Day!  I’m so excited to share this card as part of Operation Write Home’s 2014 WCMD Bloghop.  If you’ve never been to my blog before, then welcome!  (And if you think you may have been to my blog before but aren’t sure, then that might be because I migrated/overhauled the whole thing just a few days ago and it may not look familiar.)  Click here if you need to get back to the start of the hop at any time and please read about OWH’s current needs here if you’re interested in contributing to this wonderful cause.  The theme this year was “love” cards, so I broke out my stamps and colored pencils to create this:

OWH WCMD Loads of Love Card by Annie Williams - Main

The images and sentiments are from Newton’s Nook Designs and I colored them with Prismacolor pencils after heat embossing them in white on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

OWH WCMD Loads of Love Card by Annie Williams - Detail

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!


Stamps – “Wagon of Wishes” by Newton’s Nook Designs

Dies – “Expressions Thinlits Dies” by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock – Neenah Desert Storm (100#), “Real Red” from Stampin’ Up, 6×6 “Pumpkin Patch” pad from American Crafts

Other – Linen thread from Stampin’ Up, Prismacolor Pencils

I am also participating in the Newton’s Nook Designs World Card Making Day Link-Up that can be found here and Inky Paws Challenge #14 found here.

30 Comment

  1. Linda L says:

    Sweet card. Love your coloring with the white embossing! Way to kick the hop off.

  2. Ann M says:

    Very cute card! I love the white embossing around the image. It really makes it pop!

  3. Dawn says:

    Annie, your card is just delightful! I love the whimsical image. Newton’s Nook Designs is new to me. Happy WCMD! ♡

  4. Rose H. says:

    What a cheery card! I love the red wagon. The image looks so good on the kraft paper too.

  5. Beautiful shading in your coloring!

  6. Cheryl A says:

    Such a sweet card, love the striking white embossing, really focuses the eye on your wonderful coloring! TFS!

  7. Kristie M says:

    I just love your beautiful coloring on the heat embossed image. This really stands out on the kraft paper. Just lovely!

  8. Beth F says:

    What a sweet card! I love the look of the white embossing on kraft cardstock.
    Beth’s Beauties

  9. ElsieB says:

    You got up early to link your page…and you’re #1 in the hop! Hooray! I love your card, and it’s inspired me to try to heat emboss with white before coloring. Thanks for the inspiration with this cute card.

  10. Kathie P says:

    I love your technique of embossing in white and then coloring it. I am going to try it today while making cards.

  11. Pat Q says:

    Great card.

  12. Nancy M says:

    Nice job! I really like the white embossing and your choice of colors- well, the whole thing really. I feel like your design would even work for a gal to send to her guy!

  13. Debbie Caldwell says:

    This is so nice. I like the coloring on the Kraft paper and the “love” die it all ties together so nicely.

  14. Diana Evensen says:

    The white embossing really makes the card bright and cheerful. Thanks.

  15. Heather says:

    I must give the white embossing on kraft then colored in a try, what a lovely effect ! The linen thread with sweet bow at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch =)

  16. Such a cheerful card! The colors really pop with the white embossing! Love the grass too!

  17. Debbie Fisher says:

    so pretty! I love the white embossing too!

  18. Oh this is adorable! Love that wagon!

  19. Marianne B in AZ says:

    I love everything about your card! I am thinking you came back with a white pen to do the wagon, but I cannot tell. However you did it, you achieved a great look!

  20. Pat Kinkaid says:

    I love your coloring on craft! Very pretty.

  21. I really love your card! I must try your embossing/Prismacolor technique and I absolutely love the kraft paper and twine!! Happy WCMD!

  22. Kristi says:

    Wow! I love the way the white embossing looks on Desert Storm! I’m going to have to give this a try.

  23. Jen R. says:

    I love the use of the white embossing powder…. one of my favorites!!! Looks great! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

  24. Cynde P says:

    i love your card! The flower pots are adorable. Tfs

  25. Val says:

    This is a great card…gender and kid friendly. Really a winner on all counts!

  26. I would never have embossed in white but this looks amazing! I love the colored pencil shading too. What a super cute card!

  27. Jen says:

    This card is so adorable! I love the coloring on the kraft paper! Thanks so much for linking up with our World Card-making day challenge at Newton’s Nook Designs!

  28. Fabulous card!!!

  29. Sybrina K says:

    What a pretty card! Those flowers are fabulous. 🙂

  30. Adorable! This looks really pretty with a white outline on kraft clored in like this. Thanks so much for joining us at NND!

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