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, 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. 

Mary Alice