Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cards for Sailors Part 1

My best friend's husband is currently deployed with the Navy and I've been wanting to make a bunch of cards to send him that he can use to write home or share with his buddies who need a special card to send home.  Kind of like a mini-version of Operation Write Home.  Now that school is out, I've had time to start making them.  This is what I was able to accomplish today.  I'm hoping to make a bunch more this week and get them in the mail by the weekend.

I used Star Prints and A Little Argyle on the card.  The ink is True Black and Enchanted Evening, and Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  Cardstock is Stampers Select White and New Leaf.

I used Damask Designs and Asian Fusion stamps, Pure Poppy Ink, Stampers Select White and Pure Poppy Cardstock.  The die cut was cut with my Cricut.

No stamping on this one! I ran the Dotty Biscotti paper through my Cuttlebug with the Giga Guidelines Impression Plate.  Then I cut an embellishment from Color Couture Volume 3 and put it all on a Stampers Select White card base.

I used some Pretty Pastels paper on this card along with Stampers Select White and Melon Berry.  I used the small Scallop Die for the strip on the left.  The stamps are from Scattered Showers and Fancy Flourishes and are stamped in Dark Chocolate and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  To finish it off I tied some white floss around the mat layer. 

This card uses YOF: Violets and Signature Greetings all stamped in Hawaiian Shores Ink.  I used the large Scallop Die to make the border on the bottom.  The cardstock is Stampers Select White and Hawaiian Shores. I added a strip of Fresh Snow Twill to finish it off.

Can't wait to make some more tomorrow! 

Thanks for stopping by!
~Anika

16 comments:

Kara said...

Great cards!! My favorite is the star prints/argyle card!
Kara

Keva said...

Great cards. The impressed dotty biscotti is my favorite!

Mariana said...

What a nice gesture!! I am sure he (and the recipients) will treasure them!! If I had to pick one I will definitely take the one with the violets!! But they are all equally beautiful!

Dana said...

WOW, when you aren't working, you are a busy crafter girl! I don't know where to begin. I LOVE the colors on the first card, but the second one really made me sit up and pay attention...Gorgeous design Ankia. You are on a roll!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all so beautiful Anika! I really love the first one with the star and argyle!

Sue Ann said...

Anika ...... take that last card and put it in an envelope and then open it back up and that is how I feel about what you are doing. Thank you for "getting it" when all the men and women are away from their families. You are a shining star and don't you ever forget that young lady ~~ See I could have been a school teacher too with that last remark and the young lady right ??

Laurie said...

These are ALL awesome! I love each one! My favorite is the fantastic argyle one! Great job! Fun to be home for the summer right? :)

Jennifer Carter said...

Wonderful cards Anika!! My favorite is the Damask one! Love how you did the panel popped up on it!! Very cool!

Jennifer K said...

How very sweet of you to make cards for the servicemen. I especially love the damask one - it's quite stunning!

If Love Was Water, I'd Give You The Sea said...

I have the most kind hearted, giving, supportive best friend in the entire world! I know that the Sailors will love sending one of these beautiful cards home to their loved ones. I hope that Jeff sends me the last one, I love it!! Thanks for doing this Anika, you're the best, I love you!

Amy said...

Anika.....You have been BUSY!!! What a great thing you are doing here! My favorite card is the Damask homemade pattern paper!! That is just gorgeous!

Emm said...

Great cards-the third one using the impression plate is especially fabulous!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are all wonderful, Anika! I especially love seeing that impression plate in action!

resmith said...

All of your cards are wonderful! I am sure they will be well received!

Noora said...

Such beautiful card!! all of them, my favorite is the first and the second, love that pure poppy!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing! I'm going to have to copy that last one...it's so lovely!