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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Courage card a bit early for Veterans Day...

Veterans Day is coming up Thursday, Nov. 11, and I thought the Courage stamp set would be a good one to note the day... albeit a few days early, because I wanted to use the Stamping 411 sketch for it.

A little history about Veterans Day: It started out as Armistice Day in 1919, but in 1953 was expanded to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. It's "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace...."

I hold a special place in my heart for our troops - not just the ones who have served, but the ones serving now. One niece is married to an Air Force guy, another to a Marine. I'm glad our kids have an assembly to learn about our veterans and why we honor them so that the holiday means more than just four days off of school! That's why the "Thanks Big Time" sentiment on the card. I stuck to the sketch pretty well, except for moving the curly label sentiment to the side where there was more room.

A note about the stars - I punched them out, inked up the Sanded background stamp and pressed them onto that, then sponge-daubed around them before adhering them with dimensionals.

On another note, don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Stamps: Courage, A Word For You, Sanded;
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red markers, Daffodil Delight;
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point;
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, 5/8" Real Red satin ribbon, sponge dauber, dimensionals.


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You can tell that a lot of thought and love has gone into this card. What a great idea to honour the troops with your challenge card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to check out my card for this challenge. I love to meet new blog visitors! Hugs xxaxx

Kerin said...

This card is great, and what a perfect sentiment!! Love the stars!

Selene Kempton said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the thought behind your creation. All veterans should be celebrated.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Love everything about this one. The color, the image, the's wonderful Thanks for sharing it with us.

Patti Chesky said...

I love the meaning behind this card. It's a stunning tribute to those who are serving our country. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is awesome!! Love the colors and that stamp image!!

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful card, our troops do deserve a BIG thank you for what they do! Great card to honor them!