Friday, September 7, 2012

Veteran’s Day Card

I've been away for awhile… summertime is so busy for me and hubby that it's hard to stay on track with my blog!

In between our summer trips and my latest sewing project I decided to make a card and even though Veterans Day is several months away I decided to go with that theme for this card.

This card can also be used as an Operation Write Home Any Hero” card.

If you haven't heard of Operation Write Home you can learn more about it here

It is an awesome organization that supports our troops by sending blank handmade greeting cards to them in the field, where they often do not have access to these items.

I come from a military family and currently have a son who is in the Army guard and a son-in-law who is in the Air Force so these type organizations are near and dear to my heart!

In addition Veterans Day is an especially important holiday for our family as we have a long legacy of relatives who have served this country proudly and we are most grateful to them and all the troops past and present who have served this wonderful country!

For this card I wanted a special message of thanks, so I searched the Internet for famous military quotes and came up with one by John F. Kennedy one of the most famous ones no doubt!

I felt it was really appropriate for this card.

I typed the quote into a Microsoft Word document and then printed it out on my laser printer.

I decided that I wanted to give the quote a bit of an aged and distressed look, so I wrinkled up the paper and stained it using brown ink and then dyed it further using coffee.

After that, I used a wood burning tool to burn around the edges of the quote.

I used Mod Podge to glue down and seal the quote on the cardstock.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Pink By Design Stamp Set: “Our Troops”.

I stamped the back of my card with an "OWH" stamp and my custom stamp from PSA Essentials.

Here is a photo showing all the tools and supplies I used to create this card:

List of Tools & Supplies Used For This Project:

Lexmark X4975 Ink Jet Printer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Xyron Mega Runner
DuraSharp Pointed Scissors
Plaid Wood Burning Tool
3M Superfine Sanding Pad
Foam Paint Brush
White Ink Jet Paper
White Card Stock
DCWV The Mariposa Cardstock Matstack (6.5"x4.5")
Camo Print Paper (From Stock-on-Hand)
PSA Essentials Custom Stamp
OWH Clear Polymer Stamp
Pink By Design Clear Polymer Stamp from "Our Troops" Set
Clear Acrylic Block for Stamping
EK Success Brands,Inkadinkado Dye Ink Pad, Black
Studio G Pigment Ink Pad, Tan Brown
Studio G Pigment Ink Pad, Dark Brown
Eyelet Outlet, Pearl Brads, Lt. Olive Green, 8mm
Offray Grosgrain Ribbon, Brown with Green Stitch, 3/8"
Berwick Offray Spool O' Ribbon - Poly/Satin Ribbon, Olive Green, 1/4"
Mod Podge, Gloss-Lustre
Glue Dots Mini, 3/16"
Glue Dots, Glue Lines, 1"
Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick
Elmer's Craft Bond Precision Tip Glue Pen
Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac 

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Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...


What a beautiful creation! I absolutely LOVE it!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving such sweet words. It sounds like we have a lot in common. I hope we both continue to enjoy the Lil Journal Project for a long time!

~ Pati :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

What a beautiful card with such an incredible meaning! Your attention to detail is amazing!!

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Just testing!