Friday, March 8, 2013

In Honor

Hello, friends!  I've made a few cards to honor our WWII veterans, and I'm showing them today.  My dear friend, Sue, asked if anyone was interested in sending cards for our WWII veterans for the Honor Flight mail call, and I agreed to make some cards.

I didn't have any patriotic stamps that I wanted to use, so I did a search on the internet to find this image called Patriotic Collage, from Impression Obsession.  I really LOVED the image, though large collage stamps can be somewhat of a challenge for me to use.  I came up with three different ways to use the image so far, and I have some other ideas flowing around in my head as well.  

Embossed in Gold
Stamps:  Patriotic Collage (IO)
Card Stock:  Vintage Cream, River Rock
Ink:  Versa-Mark
Accessories:  Gold Detail Embossing Powder  

Marker to Image (very tricky with such a large image)
Stamps:  Patriotic Collage (IO)
Card Stock:  White, Pacific Point
Ink:  Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray

Worn & Tattered
Stamps:  Patriotic Collage (IO)
Card Stock:  Vintage Cream, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Antique Linen & Scattered Straw Distress Inks, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Distress Tool (SU) 

This stamp is a large one, so my cards are ranging from 5 1/2 inches to 6 inches.  I don't have envelopes in those sizes, so thank goodness I have the brand new Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.  This is such an awesome tool, and I'm so glad I purchased it!  I made three envelopes that fit my cards perfectly in not much time at all.  My husband was even impressed when I demoed how it worked. 

This final photo shows some other paper projects I tried recently.  The item on the left is something my oldest son showed me how to make.  He calls it a Ninja Star.  It takes two separate folded pieces, and he tucked them together for me, as I wasn't exactly sure how to.  

The item on the right is a "diamond".  I found a link to download and print the template over at Pinterest.  I would like to make more of these in different colors, 'cause I think they're pretty cool.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Hope to be back soon!

Rose Ann


fran said...

Your cards are beautiful - LOVE the gold one! Looks like you're having fun with your envelope maker :)

Susie said...

Oh Rose Ann, those Vets are going to love getting your cards!! Thank you so much. They are beautiful. Such a wonderful, symbolic image - love what you did with it. I recently bought Scor-Pal's envelope maker and have been having fun with it too. So fun to make them out of patterned paper.

ChristineCreations said...

Awesome patriotic cards Rose Ann! You really showed off this stamp! LOVE the envelope maker idea, I rarely make non A2 cards because of that very reason.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Rose Ann, these are all fantastic! Love how the image can look so different with the techniques!! I have the SU! template for making envelopes but haven't figured out how to use it

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, you did a fantastic job with these cards! I sent some cards to Sue, as well, but as I told her, they all look like they were made by a three year old. I have no patriotic stamps! I love how each of these turned out. The marker to rubber image has kind of a worn look which makes it all the more appealing.