As part of the OWH Birthday Month festivities this September, Unity Stamp has partnered up with OWH in today's blog skip. I am honored and excited to be able to participate and have two Any Hero Cards to share with you today.
For my first card I went with a traditional red, white & blue combo using this sweet Unity sentiment. Using a larger, layered panel as a framing element is a great technique when you are turning a medium to small size sentiment into a focal point. The Anthem papers by Bo Bunny have a nice weathered, vintage feel to them and go beautifully with the ivory of this gorgeous wired ribbon by May Arts. One of the particularly nice things about wired ribbon like this is that it can be molded for a photo and then flattened for mailing.
For my second card I decided to go with something slightly different. It still contains some red and blue but the copper embossed flower and tangerine colored ribbon would definitely push this into a non-traditional category for me. The floral is from the Unity Itty Bitty set called 'Feel The Joy'. Simple and classic nature elements like this one are super versatile and could be paired with just about any sentiment making them a great investment. I am so glad I added to my collection.
Both of these cards will get a hand-written note inside and be sent along in my next box of cards to Kris. When I write my Any Hero Cards I often start with a line telling them where I am (East Coast) and I will let them know I made the card they're holding as part of my work with OWH. Next I might mention something current about this part of the country (leaves changing colors, winter snowfalls etc.). There have been times I've included a photo I've taken in my area too. Then I add on a line to say thank you and let them know they're remembered and that their sacrifices are appreciated and sign it with my first name and last initial and include my city and state. Though I know some others do, I don't include an email address, blog or anything else. The OWH stamp I use on the backs of my cards also has my first name, last initial, city and state on it.
Thanks to Unity Stamp for sponsoring today's skip and to you for stopping by to pay me a visit.
Now it's time for you to head on over to see what the very talented Kristie has in store for you on her blog...