I am amazed on a regular basis how many people around me have a connection to the military. I routinely supply my church with patriotic cards (or "thank you for your service" etc.) and they are some of the first cards that are used.
The "map" and sentiment are from Land of the Free along with the coordinating die. I used another new set, Freedom and Fireworks, to add the fireworks. I first stamped the bottom left fireworks on to the Toffee using Versamark. I sprinkled Fine Detail Silver embossing powder on the top firework and carefully poured it off without touching the other fireworks. Then before heating it, I used Fine Detail Gold powder on the next firework and poured it off before doing the next in silver and the final one in gold. Then I heated them all. I put the USA down before stamping the two fireworks on the upper right so they were on the map - then applied gold and silver.
I am going to use this particular card. We recently moved out of our home of 27 years. We truly love that house but we are soon to be empty-nesters and it was time for a change. It's a unique property - a little 1960s house on 5 acres with a classic red barn, on a hill, with a view of the entire front range of the Colorado Rockies. It's a bit of Americana but it's not a style for everybody. Those who do love it, love it passionately. We have been lucky enough to find a family that loves it as much as we do. We picked them out of multiple offers because we learned that he is military with two hard combat tours. To us that said they are an honorable family and that the journey through the purchase would be trusting (even if not easy!) They are closing just after the 4th of July, and I plan on leaving this card to greet them in their new home!!
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Now a simple "thank you" using the new Thanks Script Backer - Mixed Media die and a wash of Cookie Monster Liquid Watercolor. I created a simple ombre wash with the watercolors. It literally took just a drop of the watercolor, loading a wet paint brush and swiping it across the page going back and forth from top to bottom until the color ran out at the bottom.
I love the backer dies. I'm a huge fan of word dies and the script dies from TE are fabulous. The backer dies allow them to be easily framed and highlighted! Plus they are thicker Mixed Media dies so you could do it with products such as chipboard or felt.
To finish it off, I added a quick line from the previously released In & Out Thanks then just a sprinkling of sequins. Quick and easy - but the simple watercoloring makes it extra special.
Tomorrow's the big day day - all products are available at this time tomorrow!! Come back here for two more ideas with new products - and be sure to check out the TE blog and the rest of the creative team members' for lots more inspiration!