Friday, April 20, 2018

Love, Heart, Liberty and Soul

On Weds I got a call from my nephew, who is in the last few weeks of Army boot camp. He told me that on Thursday he'd be taking the big physical fitness test that he had to pass to move on. Well, on Thursday I was in the backyard doing some chores and missed a call from my nephew saying he passed! I felt awful I missed his call, especially since a call home is very rare, so I wanted to get a card in the mail to him ASAP letting him know how proud we are of him. I headed over to Freshly Made Sketches and went from there......

I pulled out the patriotic SU sets I have and stared at them for a few mins to see what would work with this sketch. I decided to do the stamp of a soldier and flag and die cut it with circle dies from MFT. Then I took an eagle image from the same set and cut that with a smaller die from the same die set. The eagle has special meaning for my nephew and I in relation to my dad, who passed 8 yrs ago.

After stamping the sentiment on white card stock I embossed the panel with a Distressed Stripes folder from Cuttlebug and adhered my circles to it. The base of the card is Real Red.

Hopefully he likes the card. I can't wait to see him in a few weeks at his boot camp graduation!


  1. A really creative take on the sketch and a great cRd for your nephew! Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Make Sketches this week!

  2. Congrats to your nephew! And what an absolutely stunning card you've made for him. These images are amazing and you've used the sketch so well. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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