Saturday, March 21, 2009

Inspired by me!

I was so inspired by the last card I made to celebrate our honorable troops, that I had to make another today! I used the same sketch from the Splitcoast challenge that I used for the last card but transformed it into a 5 1/2" square card this time to better fit my image. I used a simple stitch on my sewing machine to embellish the textured cardstock and a decorative stitch to attach some military inspired trim on either side.
I created these adorable little parachutes, which came out even cuter than I anticipated *giggle*, with some designer cardstock by DCWV, a circle punch, some decorative scissors & embroidery thread. The metal charm letters are from Karen Foster and were the perfect antique brass color that I needed.
The little airplane was hand-stamped, heat-embossed in silver and hand-cut out of designer cardstock from DCWV. Then I did the same with the li'l "puffs" of exhaust but used Ranger embossing Puffs to add texture. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out & hope that some lucky serviceman will appreciate it too!

My hope is that this post has possibly inspired you to make or even buy a card yourself, and find a soldier to send it to . . . or at the very least, remind you of how unselfish and brave these men & women are, to do what they do . . . for all of us . . . and for our country!
Tell me what y'all think!
Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya


  1. LOVE this card - even more so since my father was initially a paratrooper. Great for our contest!!

  2. Sonya This card is just brilliant, I LOVE IT

  3. Hi Sonya! Your blog is fabulous and I love your cards :) Thanks for checking out my stamps, it was really nice to hear from you.

  4. What a great card! Love the detail! Thanks for following us over at the




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