Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PSC46 Missing You Card with Wings

When I was a "young thing," newly married to an airman, I remember how lonely it would be when he was assigned overseas near a war zone. I wrote a letter every day saying how much I missed him. I made this card with other service men and women in mind for our challenge this week at The Perfect Sentiment. I chose the wings of a plane for the card I'll send to Operation Write Home.

I used sketch #73 at Sketchbook Saturday:

I used two different embossing folders from The Paper Studio, stars for the tag behind the plane and hearts on the middle band. The sentiment is from a set called "4 My Friend" that I got this year from Close To My Heart. I really like using this paper with vintage foreign stamps to express the idea that "I miss you." I'll have to make another one of these to slip in my hubby's baggage when he travels on business. He knows I always miss him, but he loves that surprise. Luckily, he doesn't read my blog! 

Please join us at The Perfect Sentiment with your own card!

Other Challenges for this card:
 Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - twine or ribbon (I used both)
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge  #36 - Rich and Earthy Colors


Carol Theng said...

Love this card. love the distressed look. thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

jan farnworth said...

nice job thinking outside the box on this one vickie.

Joy said...

A lovely idea. I know whoever gets this card will appreciate it. My Grandson did 2 stints in Afghanastan and was pleased to get messages letting him know how proud we all were. Thanks for joining us at The Cupboard Trilogy challenge xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours. Thanks for joining in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

Liz xx [DT]

Teresa Jaye said...

oh so vintagy! LOVE the colors and textures - just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Sam Pirkle said...

Cute card, I like the background paper you used, really vintage looking.

Jenée said...

Stunning card. So like the colours you've used, and all the dimension and texture. Lovely, lovely card. Thank you for enter the challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

Jane Songhurst said...

Fabulous card, loving the tag against the stamp paper, very rustic.
Thanks for joining us at the The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges & good luck!
Jane x

Karen Conner said...

I'm an air force brat & I remember my dad being overseas. That was way before I made cards. My Mom wrote to him every day. I remember waiting at the airport at the doors where he would come thru & being so happy see him come home! What a great memory!

As for your card-it is wonderful! Love the stamps in the background & the fact the airplane is in the middle flying.

Have a wonderful day!

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Vickie,
Thanks for playing in our Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle,I really like how you have created this great card, especially the embossing and I love this plane!!
Trish Munro

CraftyNess said...

I love the vintage look to this card and the embossing looks great - thanks for joining us at the Cupboard Trilogy this month (DT)

ju said...

I love this , great vintage card, love the embossing too x
Thanks for joining the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Such a heartwarming post and card! I'm sure someone will be very happy to receive it :)

Joan said...

A really nice card and a lovely sentiment.
Thanks for joining The Cupboard Trilogy challenge
Joan DTL xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Lovely tag, love the colours you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles, NJ X

xxbella71xx said...

What a great card, the stamped background work well with the tag. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx