Tuesday, November 19, 2013

OWH Calls out for Miss You Cards

Operation Write Home needs Miss You cards...at least that's what I read on their Facebook feed. So I made some. With Miss You cards, I like to emphasize the emptiness and/or loneliness of the sentiment in whatever graphic element I use.

Nailed it!




Just think...from a design standpoint, here's an instance where trapped white space is a good thing!

(Psst: If you've forgotten or don't know what trapped white space is, read about it here.)

Take a peek through your stash and look for items that have holes in them. If you find a few, whip up some Miss You cards for OWH. That's one sentiment the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines feel the whole time they are deployed.

Supplies
stamps: Papertrey Square Prints, Sign Language
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: none!

10 comments:

  1. Yea, you definitely nailed it! No frills, just perfect!

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  2. Love it Susan! Trying to fill my OWH box before the end of the month. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Great card! I'm working on my OWH box too. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  4. Great card and lesson on what's not there making a statement. Just curious if you put a sentiment of any kind inside.

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  5. Thanks for the lesson on white space, it is new to me.
    I too am working on cards for OWH but Hero letters and after I get about twenty ready I will work on Miss You.

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  6. I definitely considered contributing to OWH after reading about them on your blog. But I was so disappointed to find they don't want and won't accept Jewish themed cards that I just can't bring myself to align with them.

    I do love your card, though, and I know it will be much appreciated.
    Kegbo

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  7. Hi Susan, Once again, I'm inspired. If you'd like to see my take on your inspiration, please check out my blog post of today (11/21).
    Thanks

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