Saturday, July 2, 2011

OWH Challenge Hop (Challenge 1)

Operation Write Home is sponsoring a crafty day of challenges to day for the holiday weekend ... I plan on participating in all that I can.  The laundry can wait until tomorrow, right  ; )

The first challenge is to use camouflage.  I made a batch of cards like this several years for a friend.  She sent them to a friend of hers who was serving overseas (kind of our own mini OWH :)  I was honored to meet him at her son and future daughter in laws wedding shower.  I thought of this immediately when I saw the challenge

 The camo pattern is called USA 6 Desert (I hope its accurate).  I printed it off of this site.

The dog tags I made from the chipboard backing that comes in patterned paper packs from SU!.  The measurements are 1.5" x 2.5".  I used the faux metal technique on them.  The only difference is in between each layer of embossing powder, I let it cool and added more Versamark.  I've learned I'm just not fast enough to add more EP while the layer is still hot enough to grab hold of it.

The chain is silver cord from SU!.  I knotted it about every inch to make it look more like a chain.

This card will go in my OWH box that I'm sending in a few weeks.  I am having my card class make some cards for OWH as well as Any Hero cards.  All this weekends challenge cards will go in that shipment

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I love the dog tags -- brings back memories when I had a set of my own. The troops will love this card! Thanks for playing along.

  2. I love the dog tags. I purchased some in a nice sticker form a long time ago, and haven't been able to find any since. Now I know how to make my own! Thank you!

  3. Wow I think I need to learn that faux metal technique, it looks awesome!