I have something a bit different for you today. My BF asked for some Military themed retirement cards. She works with the National Guard and has some friends retiring this summer. "Not a problem", I said, " I will pull out my new U.S.A. Patriotic Full Sheet from The Stampsmith!" This is a great set for Fourth of July too.
For the first card, I used the Uncle Sam image and stamped with black dye ink on white glossy CS. I used red, white, and blue for the color scheme...of course! The gingham paper is from Karen Foster Designs.
I added some star shaped brads.
On the second card, I stamped the eagle with Night of Navy (SU) dye ink on glossy white CS. I used the same color scheme and papers.
The Navy CS is dry embossed and I added the star brads.
On the inside, I used the same papers and added a sentiment from Stampin' Up.
On the third card, I used the eagle image again. But, this time I stamped it with Copper pigment ink and used a mixture of clear and gold embossing powders. Love the way this turned out!!
The striped paper is from Graphic 45 and I added more star brads and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.
I sent these off to my BF on Monday. I hope she will be pleased with them. I also included about 30 other all occasion cards. She loves to send my cards and I keep her supplied.
How about a few fun Challenges for my Military Retirement card??!!
Crafting for All Seasons: Military
Paper Pretties: red, white,and blue
Simon Says stamp: patriotic
Sisterhood of crafters: stars
Loves Rubber Stamps: red, white,and blue
Shopping our Stash: red, white,and blue
Top Tip Tuesday:stars and stripes
Tuesday Throwdown: gingham
Use it Tuesday: patriotic- used the star brads and gingham paper which I have had for over a year
Coming up on the weekend! The temps are going to be in the 90's here in Michigan! Yuk! Guess I will stay inside and make cards! LOL Like I need an excuse to make cards, right??!! I even got the house cleaned this morning. Yes! Now, I have more time for cards. LOL Hope you are having a great day! Love ya.