Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop

My Favorite Things is pleased and proud to be participating in the Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop. Operation Write Home supports our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards for those serving our Country to send to their loved ones. Find out how you can help heroes keep in touch with their families here.

Today’s Operation Write Home Blog Hop focuses on creating masculine cards.  For my masculine card, I’m using Inspired by the Wild, Wild West. This highly detailed line of stamps is gorgeous even when left fully uncolored. I’ve added lots of rustic, masculine details along with some distressing and I’ve created my own speckle tone paper, too.

See how to create the speckle tone background and how to give this warm, weathered look to your card stock and patterned paper in THIS quick video, or you can click play below:

I’ve used the following products in my card today:

As part of our participation in today’s Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop, we’re offering a $25 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique.  To enter your name into the drawing, simply leave a comment on this blog post.  The winner will be selected at random and announced here on the MFT Blog and on the MFT Facebook Page on April 10th.
Thanks for visiting us today.  You’ll find the full list of  Spring Training Blog Hop participants on the Operation Write Home Blog.  Be sure to head on over to the next stop on today’s hop – Tombow!