Sunday, February 17, 2013

15 years of service

Freshly Made Sketches has a layout that I loved so used it for inspiration today.  I had an order from someone who wanted a card for her amazing husband.  He is celebrating 15 years in the Navy!  Congrats to him!  

Here is the template to use:
I am also thrilled to show off my first card using one of my Dad's sketches!  I live near a Navy town and knew I would have orders for those hard working sailors!  I asked my Dad to help me out because of copyright issues and he really delivered!  I super love this fun "hat's off to you" sketch!  How perfect for this occasion!

How it's made:
I printed the bowing submarine on white paper. 
I used watercolor pencils for the water then used a big circle punch to cut it out.
The "THANKS..." text is from Stampin Up!   
"15" are Creative Memories stickers and I printed "years" from my computer.  I used a circle punch afterwards and then a a slightly bigger circle in blue.  A metal brad holds them in place on the red strip.
Hard to see in the pic, but there are black dots running up along the left side of the circles too.

Thanks for swinging by!


  1. What a great card Mary! This is very special! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Well, I wondered where you found such an interesting navy stamp image. How lucky to have such a talented dad! Guess art runs in the family. I'm sure your customer will LOVE it!

    BTW-Thanks for visiting my blog, too! I just got back to blogging and I need to get dust off my commenting skills!

  3. How awesome that your Dad created the design for you! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. This is so cool! I am so impressed with your dad's talent! Great card and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. Hats off to you and your dad! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!