My own little corner to create pretties among a house full of little men
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Thank you/Get well
This has got to be a quick post. I have planned a very busy day for us today. It actually seems nice again today so we are going to meet up with some new friends at a local park for a few hours before getting lunch. After that I need to run to the store before getting home so my middle man can get ready for his second game of the week.
I wanted to show you a card that I made for a service member. A friend from church mentioned that her cousin was injured while fighting overseas. Right after he saw 2 of his men KIA he was injured, a broken leg and the loss of the other among other injuries.
She has requested that friends make cards, signs, short notes of encouragement. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to say thank you to this man for the sacrifice he made for us. I also included the boys in this but didn't take a picture of their pictures. I didn't even think about that until just now. Although I am worried about my older sons picture. He decided to men in a shootout. One is the bad guy and is bullets are flying over this soldier's head. The other guy is the soldier and not only does he have a rifle like the bad guy but he also has a pistol and all of his bullets are hitting the bad guy. My friend assured me that her cousin is on so much pain medicine that he probably won't even understand it anyway.
I made it very simple because 1) I didn't have much time and 2) most guys like simple.
The cardbase is blueberry sky. Then on the white cardstock I stamped the trees from PTI's through the trees set in enchanted evening, used a red copic marker to make the border and the sentiment is also from through the trees stamped in pure poppy ink.
I did want to put some sparkle on this card to push it to the next level, just seemed to ordinary without it. I used my clear glitter pen to highlight some of the trees branches and some diamond stickles to accent the sentiment.
I need to make another card for my sister-in-law. I can't believe I forgot her birthday was Friday. So, it will be late but it will get made.