Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thanks to Our Veterans

     I'm always supportive of our military veterans and I make cards for those who are involved in the Honor Flight trips to our nation's capital.  I also try to honor them on Memorial Day and that's coming up the end of this month.  This is a sample of the style I like to do and I've done half a dozen of these over the last two years, using this same image and color combo.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and the poppies are perfect for veterans.

     I printed the image twice, coloring one and leaving the other black and white.  I die cut the colored one with a plain circle die from Spellbinders, inked the edges with black ink, and layered it onto the black and white image.  This "spotlight" technique is one of my favorites.

     To make the red pop even more, I used black CS for the card blank, adding a panel of white inside for writing the note.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, inked the edges, and added it to the image piece.  Offsetting the image on the card front left me room to add the single, red, bow with the pearls.  Since I don't know if this card will go to a man or a woman, I did only that minimal embellishment, keeping it pretty CAS. 

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     A salute to all our veterans of whatever conflict or war.  We DO appreciate your unselfish service to our country.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Perfect!!! I like the spotlight technique you used on here too. This will be a wonderful card for a veteran.

  2. Just love this Connie, something I haven't done in a while is the spotlight technique and must have another go of this.
    Linda xxx

  3. Beautifully created and perfect for Veterans! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Gosh I haven't done this technique in ages ... thanks for inspiration Connie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us and the ‘May Flower’ challenge over at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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  5. Love your "spotlight" such a lovely card and thoughtful too.

  6. Love the spotlight technique. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  7. This is gorgeous and a lovely technique for a CAS card!

    Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. Brilliant technique, love the pop of red on your card.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  9. This is so beautiful. Love the black with touch of red. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  10. I love how you made the focus of the card the flowers. Beautiful work. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. Love the way you used the spotlight technique on your card. It makes your flowers shine!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at ATSM this week! Hugs, Cathy

  12. Oh I love poppies! Your card is beautiful!

  13. Beautiful Card. Love the spotlight technique. Thank you for taking the time to share your project with us at Crafts Galore Encore for our “Anything Goes” Challenge. ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Crafts Galore Encore

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  15. Wonderful Beautiful card thank you for joining us at I love Pro Markers good luck and big hugs Sharon DT.
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  16. Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  17. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)


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