Well, I usually like to try to do two challenges in one card, but that didn't work this morning. Operation Write Home's challenge is to use circles on your card. Simon Says Stamp's challenge is to use glitter. I love glitter as much as the next girl, but there are rules about glitter when making cards for OWH. It's just not as easy to send cards to troops if they are covered in glitter.
So, I made two cards. I need more birthday cards in my stockpile, so I decided to make a masculine and a feminine birthday card.
Here's my masculine card for OWH. I embossed the pattern in the circles with clear embossing powder, and then inked it up to create a resist. Then I cut the circle overlay with my Cricut, and added a few dash lines with my white gel pen to make them stand out a little more.
Here's my feminine card with glitter for Simon Says Stamp. I continued with the circle theme. The blue strip in the background I ran through my sewing machine. Then I cut the circles with my Cricut and glued them on. I used some glitter paper to punch the little white circles. The heart is stamped and fussy-cut, and I added some Glossy Accents and then sprinkled some glitter on it. I hope you can see it. Here's a closer look:
So, there you go! My Wednesday cards. Hope you enjoy!
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