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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


It is Veteran's Day here in the United States and so today I made a thank you card. The Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge (No. 12) this week is to make a card for folks in the service -- either a thank you card directed to one of them or a blank card that they can use as a greeting to a friend or loved one. If you would like to participate, take this link -- there you will see some lovely work by the DT and also some important information about Operation Write Home and how you can share your talents with our troops. The approved card size is A2 and cannot have any glitter -- making it a bit more challenging as lately I have been making larger sized cards. But I did manage to get a lot of "stuff" on it (and with my son's approval). Because I couldn't glitter it up, I pounced a gold pigment ink pad on the star string and heat embossed with Northern Lights Embossing Power.

For a bit more interest, I continued the star strand on into the inside:

Stamps: Posh (All Night Media), Stampendous, Stampin' Up
Other stuff: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Northern Lights Embossing Powder,
Nestabilities, Sizzix, brads, and water color pencils

Thanks for dropping by --

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Sue said...

Great card for Veterans Day. I recently made a bunch of cards for the troops and sent them off. Can't do enough for these men and women who risk all to protect us. Great Card Martha.

Candace said...

I love your card! It looks great, even the inside! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

Sandra1968 said...

A great card and I love the inside too!

annies place said...

Terrific & very appropriate.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. My first American.
I do love Penny Blacks.
Ann x

Anonymous said...

You did such a wonderful job. I am so glad that you get to spend your time playing in your craft room after working at something else. I am in the same boat....and loving it too.

Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC this week. Don't forget to come back again.

Kristine said...

This is WONDERFUL!! What a great card to make our troops feel appreciated and remembered. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SSCC! :)