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800WM VeteransDayThankYouCd MargieH NOV13As we see many Halloween and Christmas projects, I thought I would share a card I created for Veteran's Day. It is celebrated in the U.S. soon (Nov. 11th)! This card to thank those brave men and women, and their families for the sacrifices that makes this Country so wonderful - THANK YOU!!!

To create my background, I took patterned paper and colored with my Paper Crafter Red Crayon™. Next I ironed it and spread the color evenly.

I cut/embossed S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B with white cardstock (Basics A) and the colored patterned paper (Basics B). On the colored patterned paper, I created my stripes with molding paste and 4x4 Mini Lines Stencil, using the Palette Knife from our Gelatos Tool Set. When dried, I brighten the stripes with Gesso Texture Accent and Stipple Brush from our Gelatos Tool Set.


To create the accent on top of the stripes, I cut/embossed Vintage Label & Banner Dies/Flag Element die and used Design Memory Craft Boysenberry Gelatos® to color the edges. To soften the coloring, I used Water Brush from the Essential Tools Set to blend. Bend the die cut for dimension and placed a star brad in the center.

I added interest to frame my sentiment by cut/embossing Banner {die}tails Nested Die Set Die #3 (smallest die being #1) right into the card panel. To determine placement of sentiment, I lined up the colored patterned paper to the white die cut and stamped "Thank You" with Deep Scarlet Red #118 from Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct. RED set.


Embellish the card panel as shown...I colored the inside edges of the ribbon tail with Design Memory Craft Red Cherry Gelatos for a finished look. The card panel was adhered using 3D Foam Squares to create dimension.

3d foam layer
Here's a second look at the finished card...

800WM VeteransDayThankYouCd MargieH NOV13
Project Supplies: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Paper Crafter Crayons RedYellow, Gelatos Tool Set (Palette Knife and Stipple Brush), Gesso Texture Accent, Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Boysenberry and Red Cherry), Essential Tools Set (Water Brush) and Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct RED (Deep Scarlet Red #118)

Stamp - JustRite Papercraft (Grand Sentiments Clear Stamps) Dies - Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B); JustRite Papercraft (Vintage Label & Banner Dies) and A Jillian Vance Design (Banner {die}tails Nested Die Set) Cardstock and Card Base - Darice and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ for Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System Patterned Papers - Authentique Paper (Glory Collection) Stencil - StencilGirl Products (4x4 Mini LinesStencil) Bling - KasierCraft Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner Permanent Tape) Other: Star Brad

Thank you for stopping by and letting us thank our men and women in service.



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Barb Housner

very nice card - hopefully you have a veteran you can send the card to

Barb Housner

Lisa - papergrace

Beautiful card, Margie!! As a veteran, let me just say thank YOU for not forgetting. <3


Beautiful card, Margie! Such a wonderful design!


Great techniques. Love the card and awesome to be remembering Veterans day though card making.


Stunning card! Any veteran will appreciate this beautiful card with its' creative use of color and design.

phyllis rodriguez

just so amazed ,what you can do with these pens . great card.

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