I have a friend who’s son has joined the Marines and will be leaving for basic training this month. She wanted some thank you cards made that she could send to people who have done some thoughtful things for them. When she asked if I could make her some, I was really delighted. Since this is about as American as you can get -joining the armed forces, it was really fun to do this for her around the 4th of July. I had just ordered and received the stampset “Courage” and now I would have the chance to put it to good use. I had a retired set of stamps also that I purchased a few years ago when my own son joined the National Guard. I just knew between them I could come up with something fun.
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red
This was a very fast and simple card to put together but she loved it. The other two were made using my retired stampset called, “The Free and the Brave”.
Both of these cards were created basically the same way, just a different stamp
Stamps: The Free and the Brave (retired), Classic Stars Wheel (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Embellishments: Night of Navy ribbon (retired)
Tools: Square Lattice Embossing folder, Aqua painter for the Flag
This was such a simple lay out. My friend had a hard time deciding which one she liked so I made her some of all three. We stamped Thank you inside.