For me, Veterans Day is a wonderful chance to remember not only the fallen heroes who serve in the military, but also to recognize all those men and women who returned from duty to rebuild their lives and the lives of others in the country they worked so hard to protect and preserve. My father-in-law is a veteran of the U.S. armed forces. My own dad, a naturalized citizen of the U.S., served in the military of his country of origin trying to help protect the fragile democracy of his homeland.
I wanted to create a card honoring Veterans like my father-in-law and my dad, who served to keep freedom alive around the world. I didn't have any traditional red, white, and blue collections handy, so I reached for papers from Good Dog, which is rich with darker colors. After punching out a starry field, I added a die-cut rosette and a wood button from Bushel of Fall.
Be sure to visit the Imaginisce blog for more Veterans Day inspiration from my design teammates!
(patterned paper from Good Dog Collection; wood button from Bushel of Fall collection) Imaginisce; (kraft, white cardstock) Stampin' Up!; (twine) generic; (alphabet die) Taylored Expressions; (star punches) Stampin' Up!; (rosette die) Tim Holtz