Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Operation Write Home - Midweek Throwdown + My First Step Cards

OWH Midweek Throwdown

This is my first Midweek Throwdown challenge for Operation Write Home (OWH).  Weekends are usually my challenge days.  But this week's throwdown featured dry embossing.  I love dry embossing!  I think it's the best way to give your project some "wow" without having to be a creative genius.  I dry embossed the black paper and then decided to try to give it a chalkboard effect - not sure I pulled it off.  What do you think?

Supplies used:
Vintage Valentine Paper - The Paper Studio
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin
Twine - Close To My Heart
Heart Stamp - CTMH Lifting Spirits Stamp Set
Other -Ranger White Pen, SU Tiny Scallop Trimmer Blade, Marvy Scalloped Square Punch
My First Step Cards
I follow a very talented Close To My Heart Independent Consultant named Brenda Rose.  A few weeks ago, she offered one of her card kits for mail order.  I wanted to learn how to make step cards so I quickly ordered.  Brenda did a fabulous job designing these cards.  I put the two Thanksgiving cards together last weekend.  I really love how they turned out and was surprised at how easy they were to make.  Of course, Brenda did all the hard work!  Aren't these great? 

I wanted to update this post to include the two Christmas cards included in Brenda's kit.  These are just as gorgeous and use CTMH's Frosted paper collection.



  1. Welcome to MWTD challenges! Great card! The chalk effect really added dimension, love the the bakers twine, my favorite!

  2. Beautiful cards. When the CTMH conference was in Schaumberg this past April, Brenda Rose was there. She is just as wonderful as her cards.

    Great job Jody.

    Barb K

  3. I think your chalkboard effect is perfect. It really draws out the impression.

  4. Glad to see you here at the MWT. I love your card and yes, you did pull the chalkboard off very well. I also love the vintage paper. Your other two card are just beautiful. Love the colors. Great job hope to see you at the MWT more often.