Saturday, May 23, 2015

2015 Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop


Welcome to the 2015 Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!  This is the final campaign with the crafty world: Finishing Strong. Operation Write Home is nearing the finish line of our mission, and all cards must be received by us before August 1st 2015. We want to spread the word to everyone who’s got cards they’ve been meaning to send in!  Operation Write Home will be closing after August 1, so if you have always wanted to help our service members, it’s now the time to send in cards.



I made this card to fit the red, white and blue theme.  I had wanted to try the bokeh technique and it worked perfectly with this card.  Find out how I tweaked the bokeh technique to decrease the drying time.  You can get more details and see the tutorial for this card too.  If you look carefully at the photo, you can also see the glitter that I added to some of the stars.

Many thanks to the Operation Write Home folks who have dedicated so much time to help support our heroes overseas and their families.  While I am sad that this is the last OWH campaign, it is wonderful that so many of our heroes will no longer be oceans away from their loved ones.

Enjoy the rest of the bloghop!

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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37 comments:

Karen Wyngaard said...

I've always wanted to try the bokeh technique, too. The stars are a great variation on the usual circles, and are perfect for your patriotic card!

Deni(se) said...

You are right! The bokeh technique is perfect here. I haven't seen it used quite like this ... so tucking it away in the memory banks for future consideration. ;-)

Donna Nuce said...

Your bokeh card is really pretty. You should add it to our challenge at the House of Cards! http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-challenge-bokeh-effect.html
Have a great day!

Diane said...

great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card, I love your bokeh technique!
Tammy x

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card! TFS your bokeh technique.

Pauladawn Owen said...

Beautiful card, I have to try your technique soon. Tyfs.

April Story said...

Love the way you worked the Star shape into the bokeh technique. Lovely card.
April

Paula S. said...

The bokeh effect in this is great in this. Nice work!

Adele Silverman said...

Love that technique. I've seen others use it, but never with stars. Wow!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful color blending with the crisp stars!

Dr. Ivy said...

I love the bokeh effect with the stars. Fabulous card.

Trish said...

Very beautiful card.

Bunny said...

I don't know what Bokeh is but it must be pretty.

sherry varga said...

I love the bokeh technique and you did an awesome job with those gorgeous stars. I absolutely love your card.

Linda said...

It's got the flying flag feel...great idea for a wonderful card!

Sherry Hickey said...

Thanks for inspiring me with the bokeh technique; I love your beautiful card! I will miss OWH, too, and all the wonderful people like you but share your joy that so many heroes are home. Let's all stay in touch!!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful take on the bokh technique!

Sandy said...

Oooh what fabulous swirls! Love the action it gives the card! :)

Lisa D said...

Stunning background! I love this technique!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I think you nailed the Bokeh technique! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the added glitter too!

StampinCarol said...

Very cool! I love how you tweeked the bokeh technique!

Sybrina K said...

Love, love, love this card! Gonna have to check out this technique. TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this bokeh technique you used!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love this technique. Well done!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love your bokeh technique. The blending of the colors is so cool! I noticed that you live near Fort Worth. I live in Jacksonville, about 3 hours southeast of you! Small world, huh? Thanks so much for sharing this, and for what you do for OWH!

Michele Smith said...

OMG this turned out beautifully! I love the background with the white sentiment and the layers really bring it all together. Great job on the new technique. Maybe I will give it a try :-)

Gina said...

love the colors - and how well the bokeh worked for you! I wanna be that good when I grow up!

Kathy S said...

Wow - your really rocked the way you got your background to look like a wavy flag - amazing. Thanks for your support of OWH.

heather said...

Thank you for including a link to the tutorial on your cool patriotic bokeh card.

Diana said...

Love your Bokeh stars and your background. Gorgeous!

WhoMom said...

Love the ink and sparkle. It's a wonderful card.

Lucy said...

This is so cool!
I am going to try this technique-thanks!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Love the tweak of the technique...a very eye-catching card. Good job.

Qwilla Qwincy said...

What a gorgeous card! The technique lends itself well to the feeling of a waving flag.

Sue D said...

Great technique!

staceylovespaper said...

I love your card!! Your design really stood out! I love how the bokeh technique makes the stars look like they are glowing. Very cool!!