Anyhero mail – many thanks
I am whittling away at my leftover class kits. Making these Anyhero cards for Operation Write Home (OWH) is a perfect win-win. It has been interesting trying to adapt the precut designs with what inks and stamps I currently possess. Oh, and my non-existent photography editing skills. Yikes! The photos are extremely washed out and I’m sorry you can’t see the color vibrancy – take my word for it, these cards are very lively and interesting in real life. And I’m tickled that I can pile on the embellishments and not worry about my heros having to mail them – they get to keep THESE cards.
The card at the top and this one have a fun zigzag background created by taking striped patterned paper, cutting it on a diagonal into various widths, and then adhering to a base. I only had 2 of the horse focal images but 3 backgrounds, so on the card at the top of this post, I made the sentiment the focal image and highlighted it with a stacked button embellishment. The 2 horse cards have a stacked brad embellishment (easy to do using a CropADile – set the bottom brad and then insert and set the top brad).
The inside message is the same as the one I wrote in my turquoise and lilac Pocket Silhouettes card here. The OWH shipper distributes the Anyhero cards into lots of different boxes so it’s okay to duplicate a message – each message IS heartfelt – if I could send an Anyhero card to every hero currently serving our country, I would. I wrote the same happy message in the cards below as well (didn’t take a photo but the only difference is the patterned paper strip inside).
This class card kit was to create a suspended message in a window opening (in this case, the circle – but it could be any shape so long as you have two different sizes of that shape). Diecut 2 circles, stamp different images on each, and then adhere them back to back but straddling a piece of dental floss or embroidery thread strung across a slightly larger circular opening. Twist the doubled circles and close the card. When the recipient opens the card, the suspended circle unwinds, showing first one message and then the second. It’s pretty cool to see in person.
I had an oops moment and had to adapt the design by popping up the focal image instead of suspending it on dental floss in the circular opening. The black cardstock layer helps to offset the focal image from the busy (but cute) background paper. At random intersections of the pattern, I adhered bling. I made 3 cards using the leftover card kit.
And if you’ve been keeping track of the last few days Anyhero cards, I’ve shared 42 cards (some duplicates but ALL sending a bit of myself to 42 heroes).
Stamps: Verve American Hero; TAC Hieroglyph Horses, Circle Sampler, Tag Tidbits
Paper: Strathmore Ultimate White Wove 88 cover bristol; SU Basic Black, White Glossy; TAC Little Whimsy, TAC Mia’s Cottage
Ink: Memories Black; SU! Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery; Kaleidacolor Pumpkin Spice
Accessories: WRMK CropADile; WRMK Buttons; TAC Mia’s Cottage hardware