Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Memorial


This card was made in loving memory of my husband's grandfather, Bernard Columbus, who passed away February 2, 2008. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II from November 1942-1945 and was assigned to the Army Post Office in the South Pacific.  Bernard began working for the United Postal Service as a post office clerk in 1941. In 1960, he took the job of rural mail carrier and held that position until he retired in 1980. Bernard was a hero to many including his family and friends. In his honor, I'm sending this card to Operation Write Home to be forwarded to one of the many heroes out there proudly serving our nation.

As for today's card details... the card base is Kraft cardstock layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White. I distressed all sides of the patterned paper with Vintage Photo before layering onto PTI White. I then cut a strip of Kraft cardstock and punched both sides using the Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch and layered it with a slightly smaller strip of distressed Real Red Cardstock.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the In God We Trust stamp set and colored in using Tombow markers. Using my Creative Memories Oval Cutting System I cut out the PTI White and layered it onto a slightly larger oval of distressed Kraft cardstock. For embellishments I added three distressed Real Red stars and some medium silver brads.

Hope you take a few moments to remember a hero in your life!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
Stamps: In God We Trust (Our Daily Bread Designs); Paper: Kraft, Real Red, PTI White and Patterned Paper (The Paper Patch); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and Tombow Markers 062, 990; Other: Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch, Creative Memories Oval Cutting System, Medium Silver Brads, Star Punch and Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.

10 comments:

my5bratz said...

GORGEOUS card

yesterday was rembrance day here in Australia and my son and a few of his Army Cadet mates took part in a memorial service

Lest We Forget :0)

Stampin'GHmom said...

Wonderful card! TFS!

Michelle said...

Great card for a great person.

peggysue said...

What a gorgeous card! And such a nice remembrance of your grandfather. You are the next link in the chain during the OWH blog hop after mine, so I came to have a look . . . lovely creations on your blog.

~Michelle~ said...

love the card....I love eagles and stars and the good ole red, white and blue! :)

Lyneen said...

Wonderful card... thanks for sharing your story... I hopped over from StampHaven... Glad to see you there.

Michelle said...

Love this! My brother is in the Air Force and has always liked eagles. I'm going to have to look up this stamp to use for him. Thanks for sharing! :)

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a lovely rememberance of your husband's grandfather. A very patriotic card. I'm sure it will be appreciated by Operation Write Home.

Operation Write Home said...

Lovely tribute with such a wonderful card!