Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SSCC12 Honoring our Heros

This week at Stamping Sisters in Christ , Candance is offering the challenge based on John 15:13 : " Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." The challenge for this week is to make a card for a soldier and as a bonus, donate it to Operation Write Home. Candace has reminded us of a quote: " Only two people have ever died for you; one is Jesus Christ and the other is the American soldier." I don't know about you but I am always so deeply moved by these men in uniform and their willingness to serve. May God bless them . If you would like more information on this challenge , head on over to Stampin Sisters in Christ for the details on how to make a card to donate .
My card uses Stampin Up's Brilliant Blue, Real Red and white . I've cut triangular panels of blue and red then ran them through the new Stars CB folder and secured . I added the striped ribbon ( Hobby Lobby) over the seam and trimmed the edges. I then added a ribbon in the middle to resemble a medal ribbon and added a punched star and then a foil star atop that. The image is a piece of clipart from an old Memorial Day program that I resized to fit. I have matted that with opposite red and blue panels. The sentiments ( computer generated) were cut and embossed with a Tag nestie and secured. As you can see, I tried to keep everything flat for easy mailing. Don't forget to pray over your card that the soldier who receives your creation will feel God's presence and your love and prayers lifting him/her up.
Have a fabulous day ! { hugs !}

8 comments:

Melanie said...

This is beautiful Crystal...what an encouragement it will be to the soldier who receives it!

Melanie

theneon said...

Amazing job Crystal - it was very thoughtfully put together and will surely bring a smile to whoever receives it.

Candace said...

What a wonderful way to recycle an old program for your card! It turned out great! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

christie said...

This is stunning Crystal! I just now found your blog - I must have been under a rock or something!

Randi said...

Oh Wow, is this a cool card or what!!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

peggysue said...

That is one cool layout design, and I like the way you varied the red and blue. Great texture too. Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week!

Kristine said...

A picture says a thousand words, and this just captures so much! LOVE THIS CARD! Thank you Crystal for entering this in our challenge this week, but more importantly for sending it along to someone who could really use a t.y.!! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful beautiful patriotic card.

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