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!