Soldier’s Shoulders

Yesterday I showed two cards from a special request that I received for Veterans Day cards. Today, I’m highlighting the last card, but it is extra special because Maurie Manning created the image by request. If you are familiar with her digital stamps, you know that she had the image Soldier’s Shoulders Boy already available from her website, but the corresponding image with a girl did not exist. So I contacted Mo directly through her Facebook group and she graciously (and quickly) made this image available. Thanks Mo!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Soldier’s Shoulders Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E50, E42, E43 (hair); B91, B95 (blouse); R17, R37, R59 (dress); C3, B34, B37, B39 (pants, jacket); E41, E42, E43, E44 (boots); YG93, YG95, YG97 (grass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy

I was recently asked to create a few cards for Veterans Day so I immediately thought of the Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy images by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Camouflage is actually pretty easy to create – just select the colors you want to use and smush the colors on the paper.

Yes – smush is a technical term in the coloring world.  🙂

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Girl by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil

 

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Boy By Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Boy By Mo’s Digital Pencil

I laid down the colors from light to dark and then added a little more of the light shades to blend in the darker tones a little better. This is one technique that you cannot overthink. Just put the color on the paper!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
StampsSoldier Girl and Soldier Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21 (boy’s skin); E43 (boy’s hair); E50, E31, E04, E93 (girl’s skin); W1, W5, W7 (girl’s hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31 (camouflage); C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boy’s boots); E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 (girl’s boots); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000 (boy’s background); E41, E42, E43, E44 (gound)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Waiting for the Parade

Who doesn’t love a parade? I’ve always loved this image from Mo’s Digital Pencil and finally had the opportunity to color it. This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day so a little red, white and blue is the order of the day!

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: Bazzill Cardstock in Great Lakes; Copic Blending Card X-Press It
Digital Stamp: Waiting for the Parade by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Clear Stamp: Welcome Wagon by Paper Smooches
Dies: Welcome by Paper Smooches; Dotted Die by Avery Elle
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Copics: E000, E01, E21, R20, R22 (skin); E43, E44, YR31, YR30 (hair); R14, R24, R29, R39, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06 (pinwheel); B01, B04, B05 (bows); B0000, B01, B02, B04, B05 (shirt/shorts); R14, R24, R29, B000 (shoes/socks); B0000, F14, R24, R29, Y32, Y33, Y38 (doll); E41, E42, E43 (sidewalk); BV20 (shadows/shading)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

 

Thank You for Your Service

Several months ago, I created a military homecoming card using Mo Manning’s Soldier Boy and Lazy Mutt digital images. My friend Jess recently asked if I could remake the card, adding a second child to the montage. I knew that the only way this would really work was to add another child in some sort of military garb. Luckily, Mo also has a set of sailor boys and this one from the set fit in perfectly. I used a different image from the Lazy Dog set so that everyone would fit together better. I have to admit that I love the final result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt  by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt  by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Typhoon; Home of the Brave from the Americana Collection by Pebbles
Digital Stamps: Soldier Boy, Sailor Boys (set), and Lazy Mutt all by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: 6×6 Matting Basics A, 6×6 Matting Basics B and Back to Basics Tags by Spellbinders
Copic Markers: E50, E51, E21, E11, R20 (skin); Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27 (hair); E41, E42, E43 (bear); C0, C01, R46, B91, B93 (sailor shirt); E43, E44, E47 (shoes); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (fatigues); B91, B93, B95 (T-shirt); C0, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boots); Y32, YR21, YR24 (dog); R46, R29, R20 (dog collar); YG21, YG03, YG17 (grass)

Star Spangled Birthday

Around here, June is a month full of celebrations — several birthdays, an anniversary, and Father’s Day — so I’ve been busy making cards. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of the image for my husband’s birthday card.  With his birthday rapidly approaching, it’s time to put a card together for him.

To some, this image would probably make more sense for a July birthday. However, my husband is an NPS park ranger and he spends his days teaching the public about the history of the American flag. So this seemed like an appropriate birthday image for him despite the strong July 4th connotation.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Walnut Cream, Typhoon, and Red Devil
Patterned Paper: Game Night from the Beach House Collection by Bazzill; Bright Stars by American Crafts
Stamp: House Mouse Star Spangled Mice by Stampendous!; Messages with Florish by Hero Arts; Birthday Bash by Fiskars
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko®; Color Box Archival Dye in Moody Blue and Red Devil; Brilliance™ Pigment Ink by Tsukineko® in Starlit Silver and Galaxy Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders.
Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps (Red) by Queen & Co.; Blue star adhesive rhinestones by Recollections
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5 (mice); R27, R29, R59, E40, E41, E42, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (flag); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (ground); B20 (shadows)