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.

Ahoy there!

It’s been a busy weekend.  I had a special request for a card and purchased the Sailor Boy set by Mo’s Digital Pencil to incorporated into the layout. So once that card was finished, I couldn’t resist making another one that just featured images from the set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Blank Notecard | Sailor Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Papers: Recollections in Navy; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil; Navy Stripe by American Crafts
Digital Stamps: Out There by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Sailor Boys (set by Mo’s Digital Pencil)
Dies: Standard Circles (LG) by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders; Stitched Flags by Diezyne
Copic® Markers: Child 1: E50, E51, E11, E21, R20 (skin); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C00, C0, C01 (hat, shirt, shoes); C1, C3, C5, C7 (telescope); E55, E57 (hair); Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27 (dog); B91, B93, B95, B97 (collar); BV20 (shading), E53, E55, E57 (ground)
Child 2: E50, E51, E11, E21, R20 (skin); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C00, C0, C01 (shirt); Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27 (hair); E57, E59 (shoes); Y32, Y35, Y38, E53, E57, R46 (sailboat)

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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)

Welcome home!

I started this card on Super Bowl Sunday. I’m not much of a sports fan, so I didn’t spent the day in a cooking frenzy to prepare for a party, although my Pinterest feed was certainly full of interesting snack ideas! Instead, I started on this new card while waiting for the latest episode of Downton Abbey. This style of fancy fold card has become a personal favorite.  When I saw the Soldier Boy digital stamp at Mo’s Digital Pencil, I immediately knew what I could do with it. When closed, the dog is just barely visible, but when opened, the “lazy mutt” is fully visible in his reclining glory.

Rowhouse Greetings: Welcome Home!
Rowhouse Greetings: Welcome Home! Card opened to reveal full inside image.

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Americana (Home of the Brave)
Digital Stamps: Soldier Boy and Lazy Mutt, both by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Embellishments: Recollections silver star brads, red/white bakers twine
Copic Markers: E21, D33, E35, B24 (dog); E000, E00, R20 (skin); E23, E25, E27 (boots); E43, Y28 (fatigues & hat); W3 (shadow)

Hope you liked it! Leave me a note to say you were here!