Sunday, February 26, 2017
Thanks for those who serve
I had the occasion to join a group who are sending cards to soldiers. Easy! I have lots of cards I can send. They are asking for an assortment of cards, but.....one thing I did not have were cards for the military personnel, to thank them for their service. I got to work this weekend to create some cards for them. I wanted to make some patriotic, and some kind of masculine. I struggled to come up with ideas. So, I ended up looking at casing some cards, but I was able to put my own twist on them. I think I came up with some suitable cards, and thought I'd share a couple favorites with you.
The first card is a flag made with the Work of Art stamp set, and a big greeting from One Big Meaning. I put down a couple sequins before stamping the red field, and then added a few sequins and stars. It was a fast and fun card to make.
The second card was made with Painter's Pallette. Love the push pin heart idea that I saw done on another card. I added some prints from Moroccan DSP, keeping it simple and a little masculine. Did you notice on one of the cards I added a splatter of paint? That's because I got one of those dreadful halos as I was stamping the second to the last pushpin. I was so mad. I decided to grab my white pen that I use as a little cover up on such occasions, but the paper was vanilla, and the pen was white, so no go. Turned to a little splatter stamp to add some color as my cover up. it works! Just had to share my mistake turn around.
I added a little thank you inside the card with another pushpin. Cute? I thought so.
Don't want to toot my horn too much for this project, but I thought I'd share my card on Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #87 where the theme this week is Kindness. I wish I could show more kindness for these soldiers serving overseas, but sharing some cards that they can send their families and friends is the best I can do for now. I appreciate all that brave people who serve our country.
I've got more fun cards to show you this week, so stop by and see what I have tomorrow.