Hello there and Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. Hand Stamped Sentiments is back in action this week with a patriotic-themed challenge. Memorial Day is coming up here in the U.S. on Sunday, to honor those who have given their lives to serving our country. We invite you to share your project celebrating military heroes this week!
I decided to create cards for a few of our good friends, who received military promotions last week. I whipped up 5 of these, to have 1 extra to have on hand. As these were "guy-cards", I had to hold back on the bling. So...I just compensated with lots of layers and texture! ;)
I used the Service and Sacrifice stamp set, which has seen a LOT of ink since I bought it. With my husband currently serving in the Air Force, I have had many occasions to use this set. From promotions, to retirements, to deployments or just to simply say thank you, the set is so perfect for cards for military members. I colored the flag images using Classic Ink Pads and Blender Pens. All the supplies used are listed at the end of the post.
Both sentiments on the card are stamped in Not Quite Navy Craft ink and heat-embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, to make them stand out. I wanted to add some extra dimension by popping up the layers, too. (Note to self: order more Stampin' Dimensionals soon!) Here is the inside of the card, to celebrate the occasion:
Hop on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and take a peek at what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I sure hope you will play along this week. Thanks for popping by to visit. Have a GREAT day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Service and Sacrifice
Ink: Not Quite Navy Craft ink, Riding Hood Red Classic ink and Not Quite Navy Classic ink (for coloring the flags)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Decorative Label punch, 2" x 1 3/8" XL Oval punch, Riding Hood Red 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon (ret.), Blender Pens (to color flags) and an over-abundance of Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: the "non-girly", silver pearls on the front :)