Friday, April 15, 2011

Heading Towards New Horizons

 Retirement--the next step towards a new adventure!  This card was for a military friend of ours doing just that -- heading toward new horizons.

Using my Independence Day cricut cartridge I made the pennant banner for this card.  I didn't even realize the pennant cut was on this cartridge, so that's a bonus which can be used for a lot of other projects!  I stamped the background with Stampin Up's large denim stamp & faded jeans distress ink.  Then I used Tim Holtz new stamp set, Air Travel, to stamp the plane and heat embossed it with Zing black embossing powder.  Finally I stamped the "Time is a Companion" quote (also by TH), and added a ribbon to complete the card.  I love that quote--and thought it worked well for this retirement card.  Simple, but I like how it turned out.

For the inside of the card, I just blended in more ink leaving patches of white, for a sort of clouded effect, and stamped a bit more using "The Lord Bless" Wordsworth stamp, and stamps made for "Operation Hero Mail".  At the writing of this post, the Hero Mail stamps are on sale right now for $5.00 ---> HERE

It doesn't take a special day to say 'Thank You' to our military members for their service, any day will do just fine.  Consider sending a card today in support of Operation Write Home.

Guess that's about it for today.  Thanks for checking in.
Happy Crafting!  Lisa


  1. Great card - so patriotic!

  2. Fabulous card. Love how the banner stands out from the other images. gerri


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