Saturday, September 6, 2008

For My Soldier


I made this card for my oldest son, who graduates Army Basic Combat Training on September 12. He is in Fort Jackson, SC, right now. My husband is driving down to SC for his graduation, and then bringing him home. I miss him so much, and I can't wait to see him! Anyway, for this card, I used a base of Riding Hood Red card stock, which I stamped with my "Weathered" background stamp in the same color ink. For the main image, I used two of the stamps from "Land That I Love." I stamped the Statue of Liberty on Very Vanilla card stock in River Rock ink, and then masked it off, and stamped the flag in VersaMark ink, and used my pastels to bring out the image. I then overstamped the image with my "Weathered" stamp in River Rock ink (stamped off once), distressed the edges using my cutter kit, and layered it onto Blue Bayou card stock, with the edges also distressed. The sentiment and the stars are also from "Land That I Love." The sentiment is stamped in Blue Bayou ink on vanilla card stock (distressed) and layered onto Blue Bayou card stock (also distressed). The stars are stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with Vanilla embossing powder. I then punched them out with the star punch. I popped up the sentiment and the stars on dimensionals and finished off the front of the card with Blue Bayou ribbon. The inside of the card is pretty cool, too. It's a spring card. I made the spring with Blue Bayou card stock, and then glued on some stamped and punched out stars (Riding Hood Red stamped on vanilla card stock). Unfortunately, I can't scan the inside of the card without ruining it, and I'm having trouble uploading pictures from my digital camera. I will try to upload the picture of the inside later. My husband will bring this down to my son on the 11th (Thursday). I know he is going to love it and appreciate it, and I'm hoping he will know that I am so proud of him and am there with him in spirit....

10 comments:

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Congratulations on his accomplishment and thanks for serving! I love the card...the vintage look is great!

Jan said...

I'm a member of the SCS Group 4 blogger list...I have a son who will be in the Army after he graduates in May '09. I know you are VERY proud of your son! I love the patriotic card! Jan Hoyt

http://www.janhoyt.blogspot.com

jazzystamper said...

Hi Eileen

Im from SCS bloggers #4. I think your son will be delighted with this card. It is awesome. I have the deepest respect for anyone that serves their country it takes a lot of guts and determination.

Jaz xox

TiStampsUp said...

What an awesome son you have to serve our country!

Great card, and I know he'll appreciate it.

June said...

What a fabulous accomplishment for your son! You've created a great card for him. Let him know that I thank him for serving our country and protecting our freedom... Bravo!

Lisa Page said...

Hi Eileen- Group #4 SCS SU! blogger here! I'm about to put in a huge order for myself and your card has motivated me to finally order some patriotic stamp sets. I've been wanting to for a while! I've got bunches of military people in my family (I'm an Air Force brat) and your card has inspired me! TFS

Carrie said...

This card is great! I live in a military town and alot of family and church members are in the military. I really should get this set! Congrats on your son't accomplishment!

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Kat said...

This card is wonderful. I am sure your son will appreciate it.

Kirsten said...

I really like the way that you placed the flag behind the statue of Liberty. Thank you to your son for willing to serve our country and a big thanks to you for raising such a kid!

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Shellie G. said...

the coloring and color scheme are wonderful. I like the pastel effect on the flag. very softsort of reminiscent of reflection on the water.

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