Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Farewell Card

Our son, an Army Reservist, leaves Saturday on his way to training, then Iraq. I made this card to go along with the cookies for the long bus ride to Northern California. I don't know how I'll fill in the inside yet, but I'm sure I'll find more to say than, "I'll miss you!"

I began with a So Saffron Base, added black with scoring courtesy of my Scor-Pal. The stamp of the soldier is on Very Vanilla, using Always Artichoke. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive onto Very Vanilla. Both stamped pieces are backed in Always Artichoke cardstock. My colors were inspired by a new Army hat that my husband got last week. Their yellow is brighter, but I liked this toned-down So Saffon better.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Stamps: The Free and the Brave, Service and Sacrifice
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Brads, Ticket Corner punch, Crop-a-dile

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Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, I'm sure your son will love it, and treasue it forever!
Erin x

The Other Patti Sue said...

Awesome card. We continue to lift our troops up in prayer! You must be very proud of him!
God Bless

linda callahan said...

I'm never sure who is braver - the soldier or his mother. The card says it perfectly. Wishing him a safe journey!

Tiffany said...

God bless you and your family Patti! You'll be in my prayers. AWESOME looking card.

Ann Schach said...

Its simplicity makes this a beautiful card! I will keep both you and your son in my prayers! I am truly grateful for the sacrifices that both you and he have made. Here's a "Pal Hug" headed your way...

Kim said...

What a card Patti, simple, but packed with heart!! A real Hero...perfect sentiment! God Bless you and your family - you will be in our prayers!

Mary Fish said...

Beautiful and appropriate use of this stamp set. The touches of metal (brads and jumbo eyelet) keep it very masculine. I wish your son the best and a quick and safe return :)



Melissa said...

Girl, you know my heart is with you! I don't know what it's like to have a son go, but I do know what a deployment is like as a wife! My heart is with you!

Love the card! Those colors are perfect!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

My heart is with you as a Mother ... what a beautiful card.

My Dad is due for deployment in September, it's going to be hard on our family - especially my little guy.

Carla said...

Patti, your card is beautiful. You and your soon will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs,

Crystal said...

Patti I LOVE this set, I just got mine yesterday!! Thanks for the inspiration your card is stunning!

Martha said...

Love the card. I'm so appreciative of your son serving our country. My prayers are with you and with your son.