Surprise, surprise! I found a little time to make an Any Hero card after all. And, since Mother's Day cards need to be to Operation Write Home shippers by the end of March, I have a card fit for a super mom -- or 15 super moms, to be exact -- to share.
Card 1: A Star-Studded Tribute
OWH Sketch #164 is the inspiration for today's Any Hero card.
|dp: We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue; Bazzill Admiral; rust cardstock: ???|
Sentiment from Stamper's Best in Stampin' Up! Night of Navy; Recollections brads
The card came pretty easily -- and I am still LOVING this new Stampin' Up! trimmer!
Card 2: The Adventures of Supermom
Talking about everyday heroes, who doesn't owe a huge thank you to their mom? A while ago, the word "Supermom" popped in my head and I just couldn't shake it. After quite a bit of mulling, tinkering, and revising, the card below was born. About 15 of these were shipped to Kris a week or so ago. :)
|cardstock: AC; sentiment: computer-generated (Comic Sans); lots of fussy cutting|
Inside sentiment: "Promoter of truth, justice, and the American way"
What I love the most about this card is that hubby was a huge collaborator on this one. His suggestions were key to the phrases that ended up the card. Since neither of us were sure that today's heroes would be familiar with the opening of the "old" television series, hubby suggested creating phrases that mimicked the original opening lines as closely as possible. Another big help was his assistance in picking out just the right cardstock colors.
My typical Mother's Day cards are usually pretty girly. I'm hoping a few heroes might appreciate this change of pace.
Another atypical aspect of these cards is that I included an inside sentiment. Almost all of my OWH cards are completely blank on the inside to allow for as much writing space as possible. The inside sentiment of "Promoter of truth, justice and the American way" also mimics an opening line from the television series.
Suffice it to say these cards were pretty labor intensive. And, I was struggling with a less than cooperative trimmer. But, I really felt that the cards were well worth the effort -- and hubby and I were both very pleased with the end results!
Not sure there will be much card-making this week. But, the following week looks promising!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great week and happy scrappin'!