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!
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.
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)
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.
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)