Today I am sharing one of the cards in a set that I am doing this month. With the Fourth of July this month, the tragic Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, I thought this was a good time to dig out my Stampin' Up For Your Country stamp set and give it some ink. This card was done using a sketch from:
I really like the simplicity of this sketch. I think it fit the card theme well.
I kept the colors simple as well using just Tip Top Taupe, Always Artichoke, and Pear Pizzazz and keeping the base white. I used the new thicker Whispering White card stock for the base. It is great! I am really enjoying it.
I used my new 2" circle punch. I was happy to see another circle punch size, there was such a gap before. I think the 2" bridges that gap in punches.
This is really my favorite image from the stamp set. I was surprised how clean and crisp the beading on the dog tag necklace came out.
The inside sentiment was perfect: this card set is for a good friend of mine whose son has just enlisted. I know she is awfully worried about him and missing him. I wanted to make her some cards to send him at basic training, and also for when he is assigned after basic training. I hope she can jot a quick note to him and send it in a special card! Isn't that what making cards is all about? I kept this card simple, not a lot of embellishments and also nothing glittery- keeping our men and women safe while they serve! Please keep that in mind when you send anything to our servicemen!
Thanks for stopping by today.