Hi Stampers.  Do you ever need a card for an occasion and can’t find the right stamp set?  Don’t panic.  Just think outside the box.  I needed to create a patriotic card and did not have a current patriotic stamp set.  So, I had to think…  What do I consider patriotic?  Red, White and Blue – that’s easy.  I have cardstock and ink for that.  Then I was looking over my other stamp sets and thought this couple from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set and thought that looked like an embrace of a soldier coming home.  That’s patriotic, right?!?!  Now I’m off and running…..

Card #1:

Stampin' Up! Welcome Home Patriotic / Military card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This first card I came up with combined quite a few items from my stampin’ stash. As stated above, the couple is from Silhouette Scenes.  The Night of Navy stars were from the Stitched Stars Dies and colored in with a Real Red Stampin’ Blend. Sentiments were die cut in Real Red CS using the Well Written and Hand Lettered Prose Dies.

Stampin’ Tip: The Stamparatus was a great tool in making this card because it allowed me to stamp the couple multiple times ensuring that it was good and dark.

Stampin' Up! Welcome Home Patriotic / Military card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I kept the inside of the card by stamping the stars (from So Many Stars) and the sentiment (from Well Said) in Night of Navy ink.

Card #2:

Stampin' Up! Welcome Home Patriotic / Military card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For my FB Live video I was looking to re-create card #1, but chose to use the stars that popped out of the die, instead of die cutting it again.  I like this look better…

Stampin' Up! Welcome Home Patriotic / Military card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Stampin’ Tip: When adhering the letters to spell “home”, I started on the right with the “E” and worked my way left to the “H” to be sure I had enough room.

Stampin' Up! Welcome Home Patriotic / Military card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card, I stamped the couple again and the sentiment from the same, Silhouette Scenes, stamp set. (Again, LOVE my Stamparatus!!)

Card #3:

For this card I made an American Flag – well, as close as I could get with my supplies.  The red and white stripes were on the backside of the Let It Show Christmas DSP.  A square of blue and a few white stars and poof – it’s a flag.

Stampin' Up! Patriotic Alternative Handmade American Flag card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I kept the inside red, white and blue with stars.  The sentiment is from Well Said – a great all around set of sentiments and the stars are from the Christmas set – So Many Stars.

Stampin' Up! Patriotic Alternative Handmade American Flag card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Video Tutorial:

You can see how these cards are made in this YouTube video of my Facebook Live from Veterans Day last year.

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