Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Patriotic Promotion

I need more hours in a day!  I've gotta get this blog post written up real fast so I can go to the store to get stuff to make an apple pie to take with us to a potluck dinner tonight.  So let's get moving!

My little brother is being promoted to major next month so I made this for him.  Happily for me, the color combination at Colour Me...! lends itself perfectly to a patriotic card:

And in another bit of serendipity, the sketch posted today at Freshly Made Sketches worked with my giant star:

The sentiment stamp is from the retired Service & Sacrifice set, but everything else on here is current.  Oh, the button is SU! but it's retired also.

Ok, must dash!  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Bright & Beautiful, Service & Sacrifice
Ink:  Versamark, Pacific Point
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
Accessories:  Stars & Circles Framelits, Hexagon punch, Lucky Stars EF, white baker's twine, white EP, retired button, Dimensionals


Tanya said...

Very nice!! Its got a very striking look with the silver star and patriotic colors!

CCsMom said...

Awesome. I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

I really like the dry embossed star background with the large focal star. It pulls everything together. Julia

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your take on the sketch. Karen x

Tanja said...

great take on the challenges - thanks for sharing your card at Colour Me...!

Karren said...

Congrats to your brother! This card is a perfect way to congratulate him on his promotion. Love that beautiful, big star! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very cool card!! Thanks for playing along at Colour Me!

Kim S said...

Perfect use of the sketch! You are a great sister to honor this occasion! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rita Wright said...

This is so perfect for the occasion, Christy. How awesome for your brother. I love all the stars! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.