Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hello Handsome! (a military hero's card)

This is my second post today.  Please click HERE for my Card Concept Debut post.

Hello there!  I've been whipping up a batch of patriotic-style cards for Arts Plus Gallery recently.  A shop employee told me there's a demand for cards geared toward the military, i.e., to send to loved ones stationed far away, or who have just returned home to the U.S.A. from their stations.  At first, I had trouble coming up with ideas for this category of cards (red, white and blue is just not my thing), but it's getting easier.  This is my favorite card so far:


The stamp set I used is Year Round Sentiments by Hero Arts.  It includes adorable sentiments and plenty of star/stripe/heart motifs.  I used a large heart with stars on it in red, then flipped the stamp over and used the solid side to stamp the blue heart.


Ahh, the perfect sentiment for this type of card, right?


Just so happens that The Paper Players is doing a red, white and blue challenge this week, so I'll be linking up there.


I am happy you came by today!  I appreciate each and every comment left for me.  They're the little things that make my days happy.  =)



Stamps: Year Round Sentiments - Hero Arts Paper: gingham, stars - Picket Fence - LilyBee Designs; Not Quite Navy - SU Ink: Red Riding Hood, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy - SU; Frayed Burlap - Ranger Fibers: twill; burlap Accessories & Tools: circle die - Spellbinders

17 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Now I think you know how much I would appreciate this type of card. I adore this Col! I love that pp too!

Lisa said...

This is fab..u..lous!!! red white and blue might not be your thing, but you do it WELL!! Authentique has a patriotic 6x6 pad you might like. Navy, cream and a deep red.

Bonnie said...

Perfect!

Pam said...

Hi Colleen, what a perfect card! Love the patriotic theme and that gorgeous sentiment! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Colleen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the burlap and the hearts!!!!!

maria f. said...

Wonderful card. It reminds me of my Mom saying that when she saw my Dad (she didn't know him yet) take his Mom's front stairs two at a time in his uniform, she thought "I want to get to know that handsome guy". You know how it ends :)

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wonderful..I loved your take on colors..n thanks for the tip..I must try using stamp frm both sides :) .!!

Catherine L said...

love what you've done on this card with the hearts sitting on the burlap

Charlene said...

I feel that way with gold and silver together for some reason I have trouble combining the two, you are awesome with the red,white and blue! Beautiful cards!

Nance Leedy said...

Fantastic card Colleen! Love the square of burlap and the rustic/homespun look off all the elements. Great job! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Maria said...

Fantastic card with all the stars and sweet hearts! And, great touch with the burlap, too!:-)

stampwithsandy said...

Such a sweet card, Colleen! I love the cottagey feel of it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is great! What perfect and awesome sentiments, and I love the hearts and papers!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the burlap and the super papers and sentiment. Fun card. Hugz!

Stella said...

OMG; The Dutch flag is also based upon redm white and blue and this is perfect for the occasion. Red is not my forte too but we are getting along a bit better:). So I know what you mean:)
That patterned paper of Lily Bee design is gorgeous; I love love love the stars. Love that sentiment too.
Maybe this color combo is not your thing but you did a wonderful job with this card. That's your talent; you always create somthing beautiful. Even if the colors or challenge is not your thing; there still is something lovely to look at!
XXX

Shirley said...

Wow, the perfect card for the perfect military guy!! How wonderful!

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