My oldest nephew recently graduated from Officer Candidates School for the U.S. Marine Corps. I wanted to make him an extra special card for the occasion. Here's what I came up with:
I started with a 5.25" x 4" panel of kraft cardstock. I die-cut the map shape using the What The Doodle: Map Die from Papertrey Ink, stamped the sentiment below it and adhered the panel onto a white A2 card base (completely covering the base with Scor-Tape). This left me with a negative space map outline to "fill in." I die-cut the map three more times (from red, white and blue cardstocks). I layered the three maps on top of each other and held them together with some washi tape. Then, I cut them (all at the same time) to create the blue section on the left and the stripes on the right. I used a tiny star from the Stitched Labels Dies by Pretty Pink Posh and die-cut the stars into the blue section. Then, I die-cut seven stars from white cardstock to fit into those spots. I then placed the colored cardstock pieces of my map into place within the negative space to fill it all in.
To finish, I added a touch of clear sparkle to the stars with a glitter pen.
I hope you like my creation for today! I was pretty excited about how this turned out. I hope Jake likes it!
Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Simply Said (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: What the Doodle - Map Die (Papertrey Ink), star from Stitched Labels Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)