Monday, July 4, 2011

Inspired Stamps His Little Ones: boy soldier


I have a patriotic card to share with you today using several stamp sets by Inspired Stamps.


My card for Independence Day is an Any Hero card that will go with my box of cards for Operation Write Home.  I used their Starburst tutorial on the Stars & Stamps blog as my layout and added the cute little boy soldier I'd colored with Copic markers from Inspired Stamps.  The "thank you" is from the Inspired Stamps 1 Inch Circle Sentiments set and the "for your service" is from the Inspired Stamps More Perfect Sentiments clear stamp set. 

I also used my Spellbinders Stars dies and my old favorite Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder as well as Kraft cardstock, Neenah Red Linen & Navy Linen and Mohawk Bright White.

I also have a couple of family pictures to share from the weekend.  My oldest son Daryl stopped by to visit Saturday, while he was here he offered to teach his little brother Michael how to ride his mini bike.

A few pointers before getting started.
Big brother tells little brother, "if you can't start it, you can't ride it".  How's that for motivation?!
...and we have another motorcycle enthusiast in the family!

We didn't stay outside very long as it was 115 degrees, too hot to ride more than a few minutes, too hot to sit for long on the block wall and watch, too hot to stand around barefoot without dancing around...  I'm afraid summer has arrived in Arizona.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Crafty Creations - Thank You
Card Makin' Mama's - Red, White & Blue
Blogger's Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Fairy Knoll - Red, White & Blue
Fairy Tale Challenge - America
Off The Wall Craftiness - Red, White & Blue
Operation Write Home @ Brenda's Stamping Corner - Camoflauge
Bows & Berries - Use Kraft C/S
The Kraft Journal - Patriotic or Americana

16 comments:

ScrapinShana said...

What a great card for OWH!! I have been trying to do one of these starbust cards, but they don't look right to me. I LOVE yours!!

ScrapinShana said...

Okay, I have to clarify what I wrote..when I said they don't look right, I didn't mean yours or anyone elses, I meant MINE look horrible. I hope it didn't sound mean! I just have to practice more, I guess =) Okay, I feel better now!!

lynn said...

boys and their rides:) love your card, jan--your little guy looks awesome!

Queen Bee said...

Love it! I will have to try this. I just ordered my stamp from OWH so I can get started.

Linda said...

The sunburst really works here. Love your coloring as usual...TFS!!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Jan, love this card and your use of the stamp!!

Carol L said...

Great Hero card, and I love your color combo! 115? Yowsah, that's HOT!

Melissa Elsner said...

Love the movement those stripes bring to your card. It's like the star is shooting from the top. Love your coloring work on that little soldier guy!

Bianca said...

You have made such a great card! A good idea for a very good reason! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Ida said...

Super cute. Love the Sunray effect. Thanks for joining the BC RWB Challenge this week.

PokSa said...

Beautiful card. And a lovely image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful coloring, love your design!Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just perfect! Love the design and gorgeous coloring!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Tracy said...

That star burst just looks so amazing. I'm not surprised though. Your cards are always so crisp and clean. Great image to pair with your patriotic background too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week Jan!

Amy said...

Oh this is so adorable. I love the background you created behind the sstar.

bosenberries said...

Really fabulous card... colours go perfect with the kraft and your cute image!! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!! Robin