Sunday, May 17, 2015

Patriotic Thoughts

As soon as I saw the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary I instantly thought of the set For Your Country. With the recent loss of the 6 US Marines in Nepal and Memorial Day coming up my mind is on the brave men and women of the US military. I know how lucky I am that my husband spent 20 years serving and came home safe to us every time. Many of our friends are still serving and now friends of my kids are in the military so this card will definitely find a good home.

I used Real Red DSP from Polka Dot Parade and some Pacific Point from retired Brights DSP to create the border on the side and then put a strip of retired Real Red ribbon down the edge. The panel of Whisper White was embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF after I stamped the sentiment at the bottom in Pacific Point. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and then adhered to a Pacific Point Starburst circle. The image panel was then popped up with dimensionals.

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Stamps: For Your Country
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade, Pacific Point DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Lucky Stars TIEF, Starburst Framelits, sponge, dimensionals


  1. What a wonderfully patriotic card Lisa and a fitting tribute to all the service men and women that serve to protect us - our thoughts are indeed with all of those who give their lives that we may live safely in freedom. I'm sure this card will be well received in due course. Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  2. A lovely card....with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  3. Awesome. Great mix of papers and the starburst circle is a nice touch! Love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. I absolutely love this. I like how the focal point is a soldier and the patriotic colors that surround him. Much thanks to your husband for his service. What a wonderful tribute your card is. Thank you for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  5. This card generates a feeling of gratitude as well as the good wishes intended by this sentiment. What a great use of this sketch! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Beautiful patriotic card! I love the stars background and the use of colors. I just returned from Hawaii and visited Pearl Harbor and the memorial...was SO moving. God Bless our service men and women! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. This sketch really lent itself so nicely to the patriotic theme of of your card! Yet the soldier really does take center stage. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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