Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends! No parades this year, no John marching in his uniform, but as I said yesterday, my nephew is due to graduate from West Point, so I decided to make him a congrats card to celebrate the day. He was commissioned on Friday and will graduate in June, so I'll save it to send to him at that time! I used an old favorite Artistic Outpost stamp called Hero to make my vintage-inspired card:
My card base is the new In Color, Misty Moonlight....I love it, of course, I love almost any blue!! It's a bit softer than Night of Navy, but coordinates nicely with it. I stamped my image twice, once in Night of Navy and again in Merry Merlot. I fussy-cut the striped portion out and adhered it to the Navy image. I found some star-patterned paper in my stash, and added a border of diecut stars backed with Merry Merlot:
The sentiment is from Label Me Bold, stamped in Merry Merlot, cut closely and mounted on a Stitched Rectangle diecut. On the inside, I really didn't have any sentiments to convey how proud we are of him, so I diecut some Merry Merlot letters and applied them to a stitched star diecut, then added some of the stars from the front:
We are proud of him! I am entering this in the Double D Challenge this week, which is the letter "M"...my "M" is for military!
Thanks for popping by today! We are going to have a little cookout with Dana, Wayne and Cassidy, so I am very much looking forward to that! John got all the patio furniture and grill out, so we're all set! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed holiday. We pray today for the families of all the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country! God bless America!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Label Me Bold, Hero (Artistic Outpost)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight, Misc DSP|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Merry Merlot|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Mini Treat Bag Die (ret), Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Star Die (Paper Rose)|