I made my card last weekend. It was for my son and the state marching band competition, but it would be absolutely great as a military card - particularly if you have to mass-produce. It does work well without the gold brads so it can be a fairly flat card too.
One thing that I love so much about card-making is how each card is personalized. In this case, the marching band wears blue, red and gold and their program was patriotic so this was perfect for him! Having said that, he's 16 and didn't notice the card colors at all.
Be sure to check out the other design team cards - you'll see Christmas, you'll see neon, you'll see fall leaves - it's amazing how many creative ideas are out there! Then try your own and link up. Remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here's a blurb from the challenge website if you ever wonder if you are CAS enough!!
The acronym CAS stands for Clean and Simple.
1. Usually only one layer but can include a simple layer or two.
2. A lot of open space sometimes called "white space" can include subtle color, texture or pattern.
4. Usually no embellishments but can include something minimal. (1 or 2 embellishments)
3. Only one focal point. Embellishments should only support not dominate your card.
(Exception to this rule is that you've made the focal point an embellishment and not an image.)
5. Minimal color palette. (up to 3 colors in general)
6. Simple, uncluttered, quick and easy to create.
- Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
- Paper: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Real Red CS and dsp
- Ink: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse
- Accessories: Fiskars punch, Recollections gold beads, Simon Says Stamps Absolutely die