Monday, July 13, 2009

Two Challenges in One: TPE #22 & CPS #124

Tonight I found some time in my art studio and created a card that fits into two challenges.  The first challenge is The Pink Elephant Challenge #22 (click here to view), which is to create a card with "stars and stripes".  The second challenge is Card Positioning Systems #124 (click here to view) and that one is a card sketch.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
I like the CPS sketch layout and the stars and stripes theme was perfect because I wanted to make some patriotic cards this week.  My 17 year old son who just graduated high school left for Army Basic Training last week and I wanted to make some very special cards to send to him as soon he's allowed to receive mail.  This is the official first one!

I'd also like to take a moment to point out the new link on the top of my side bar: Cards for Heros.  In honor of my son, I am making an effort to support them and I hope you will to.  

Okay, back to my card....
This card uses night of navy cardstock and designer paper.  The stamped images are all SU and are embossed with night of navy ink and clear embossing powder.  
I used my sewing machine to add some stitching detail.
Here's a close up of the sentiment on the front.
And here's the inside of the card with matching details.

I hope you'll join me in support of Cards for Heros and keep all of our soldiers in your thoughts and prayers.  They are very brave and wonderful men and women!


Carol said...

wonderful patriotic card! love all the stiching.... just perfect :)
Thanks for joining our challenge...

Carol x

Sue Lelli said...

What can I say? It is a GREAT card with a GREAT causend it. I LOVE all the stitching and the stars.

marciad said...

Fabulous card. I don't sew anymore, so I do admire and appreciate how you use stitches.