I am so happy that you’ve hung out and waited for me to post today … I thank you! I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you today. I did have my cards already for you but I went down to the Milwaukee Airport yesterday to welcome home our Veterans from the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Alpha. What an amazing experience … it was an honor and a privilege to welcome these brave men and women home. My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder (Eileen’s husband) and my friend Don Theis were both on the Alpha flight.
A picture they called the 3 Arts … far right is my brother-in-law Art Schroeder and on the left is his son, also Art Schroeder … and in the center a fellow “Art” who served in Korea. They are all standing in front of the US Marine Corps War Memorial near Arlington.
And my friend Don … we used to work together and have not seen each other in years, except for Facebook.
It was amazing to welcome these two soldiers home, and all of the others on Alpha and Bravo flights who served our country. God Bless all the men and women who risked their lives so we can live free.
Today’s cards were both created with the God’s Peace stamp set. No die-cutting today, just simple stamping … Stamps, Ink, Paper and a little embellishment. The first is one that we created in our November Stamp Club …
We used the Stamparatus so our placement didn’t overlap or wasn’t crooked… perfection, every time! We stamped the verse first in Smoky Slate and then the image using the Black Momento ink pad. Once stamped we used the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for our flames with a touch of Calypso Coral.
We used the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for our poinsettia and ribbon, and Light Old Olive for our greens. I choose the Light Old Olive because of the thick dark lines of the foliage … I thought that was dark enough.
After we were done coloring we used the Shimmery Crystal Effect … put a few dots on the foliage and then sprinkled it with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter. Have you ever gone into a store around Christmas and just marveled at the sparkly floral arrangement? That is the effect I was going for. We also added the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the center of the poinsettia and my flames. I added some Wink of Stella around my flame … very pretty.
As one of the ladies was coloring, I noticed that she had not done her poinsettia yet and how pretty is was just white, so I told them I was going to do a card in blue and white, and here is the result …
I followed pretty much the same steps as I did on the first card, however I left the poinsettia white and added the Ice Stampin’ Glitter to that too. I prefer the Wink of Stella around the flame over the Crystal Effects … personal choice. What do you think?
To complete my cards … I added the Rhinestones. The Cherry Cobbler from the Holiday Rhinestones and the Basic Rhinestones colored with the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends coordinating with my cardstock.
I really love the way both of these cards turned out… and again, thank you for hanging out and checking back to see my post today.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you♥