Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekly Challenge #20 - Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in our armed forces.   While it is different than Veteran's Day, I think any time is a good time to thank and acknowledge the veterans and their families who make so many sacrifices for our freedom.   In addition to family and friends, there are lots of currently serving service members that don't have anyone to send them care packages or letters.  One card-specific way to honor them is to include cards with care packages via AnySoldier.com.
My project today includes stamps from the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set along with patterned paper, air mail washi tape, icon stickers, blue jean sprinkles vellum, silver stars sprinkles stickers, and Simply Put album inserts, all from Doodlebug Designs' Patriotic Parade line.   I layered the fun sprinkles vellum over the fireworks paper on the bottom section of the card.  Unfortunately, the vellum adhesive I used was very visible in the photograph.  I'll try another brand when I plan on posting the project online next time.
The larger star paper icon stickers were plenty cute, but I really liked the dimension and sparkle added by placing the silver sparkles stickers centered inside them.
Rounding out this project are the words & eagle (stamped in Memento dye ink in Danube Blue) and the eagle's beak colored with Copic markers.

Because this week is an ANYTHING GOES week at Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, I'm submitting this card for that, too! 
Happy Stamping!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful use of Patriotic colors Red/White/Blue.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

mariangel said...

lovely card great job

Teresa said...

Love your card Kim!

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Cute!!! hugs, Jo:)