I made the most awesome card for my son, I even had tears making it!
He would pop in while I was coloring and putting it together just to converse with me and he had no idea it was his. hehe
My son was in the U.S. Marine Corp. as a Sergeant for the past 5 years. We only saw him once a year so to have him live here temporarily with his wife and dogs, is just heaven.
This is a twisted Easel card, it is flat and shut right now. My papers are from 7 Dots and Bo Bunny. My image Joyful Noise by Mo Manning is colored with Distressed Inks and Aged Bronze Frantage is applied to the background.
Here is the card open.
In our homeschool we read about the drummer boys in the Civil War and I was picturing this scene as I made the card. The main purpose of the drummer was to make a series of drum beats according to the orders given by their commanders, that way the soldiers could hear the commands over the guns and noise. Also the drummer boys carried the soldiers on stretchers so they could get medical help. When the boys turned 18 they could become a soldier in the Civil War.
I made some trees out of the Memory Box die, Tall Birch. The music note above is a memory box die also and I Frantaged it with Aged Bronze. Then I used a pin and film strip to adorn the other side. I thought the pin was so appropriate for our loved ones in the Military.
Here is a better look at the trees, they are just cut out of a scrap piece of designer paper that I had, the shading of the paper does it all.
Here is the bottom where I used tickets and words from Tim Holtz for affirmations, then I held them together with a Frantaged clothes pin.
From the underneath of the music base are 3 Magnolia doohickey dies that are Frantaged and distressed. I hand wrote my notes to my son on them so he can pull them out and read them when he wants.
So when I was photographing this part, he happened to be behind my shoulder and scared me when he said "Hey those have my name on them!" So I had to tell him about this card I made for him instead of surprising him properly.
Here is another look at the side of it. All the papers are distressed with black ink and Vintage photo.
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Items from 7 Kids College Fund Store that are on my card.