Monday, July 23, 2012

Red, White and Blue Rooster Thanks

I've been on a red-white-and-blue kick and that includes this card made for the Moxie Fab World Stamp-It-Cards-Week-Thank-You-Challenge.  I started with a large flower stamp inked in two colors on a plain piece of cardstock before cutting out the rooster shape (traced from clipart).    

The rooster was adhered over a piece of denim-patterned paper and then over a base made with more stamped scraps. 

Embellishments include a metal tag tied on with string and a bit of a punched out fence.

Monday, July 16, 2012

He's In The Air Force

Cousin Lisa's oldest son left for Air Force basic training today, so the family got together over the weekend to wish him well.  The card I made for him features a cloud-print over a stars-print paper.
Then I punched and foam-taped an airplane in red, white and blue trailing silver punched stars.
The sentiment was created on my PC with the center an actual postage stamp, punched out.  The inside included the Air Force song:

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame.
Hey! Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore.
Hey! Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on.
Hey! Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

His cake was as delicious as it was beautiful!  That detailed logo was entirely edible.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Red White and Blue Postage Card

And now, a card I made for Moxie Fab's Card Creations Week Postage Challenge
Starting with actual cancelled stamps that I cut from the envelopes with a postage-stamp-edged scissors, I used them as the petals of a flower with a center cut from designer paper.  The tiny bird carrying an envelope  is cut from another actual stamp.  "Happy Birthday" was printed on velum from my PC.
The sun was formed using a postmark stamp stamped repeatedly in a circle, with the center paper-pieced.
The stem of the flower is just a few more stamps of that same postmark on white paper, cut apart and attached end-to-end.  The floss bow hides the "seam".  The background is a red designer paper over a (guess what?) postcard/postmark designer patterned paper.