Veterans Day is approaching, and that’s a special day for my family because we have several veterans. So it’s an honor to share 3 Veteran’s Day cards that I created with a great love for the Veterans in my life, thanks to Maker Forte’s incredible November release! To shop for their release, click here.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Card #1 is traditional for the USA, representative of our American flag. Maker Forte released Veteran’s Day sentiments that you can foil! Can I get a great big WOOHOO? They’re perfect for Veteran’s Day cards and projects.
The sentiments come with black print on white or white print on black, as you can see in the photo above. The foiling attaches itself to the black toner 0n the paper.
TIP: Alexandra Stapleton recommends Thermoweb foils because they work the best with Maker Forte toner sheets and sentiments. I have a video tutorial below with tips and tricks for successful foiling:
Can you see the shininess on that beautiful sentiment above? It’s hard to get a good picture of shine, but I think this one turned out well. And that sentiment gives me chills!
Once I foiled my sentiment, I grabbed slimline sized cardstock, new to the November release, along with Christmas Stars stencil and distress inks in Blueprint Sketch and Fired Brick. I blended the two colors in the middle to create a smooth transition from one color to the next. When that was finished, I added a few teenie, tiny stars from the Stars shaped confetti and gold flicks for shine. I love how this traditional card turned out! Now, one to more non-traditional colors.
I grabbed my favorite nesting dies and Brutus Monroe foil that reminds me of camouflage for this card. Maker Forte released Toner Sheets, which are AWESOME for creating foiled backgrounds! That’s what I used to create my background layers. Alexandra demonstrates foiling ideas marvelously in her live video of this release! Have you watched it yet?
The sentiment, which reads “Proud to be an American” is a white print with black toner, so the negative portion gets foiled. This was the look I was going for, as I wanted nesting layers using Eclipse Black cardstock and the foils. I finished with a few stars and that was it!
Here’s another version in non traditional colors below.
This card will go to my brother in law, who served in the Vietnam war. The background is foiled in that camouflage-looking pattern by Brutus Monroe. By the way, I found Brutus Monroe foils worked nicely with these toner sheets!
I decided to emboss stars over the foil at the last minute, mixing English Mustard glitter in with the paste. Can you see the gold glitter in the stars?
Taking this photo was tricky because the foil is so reflective that I could see my silhouette in the photo! So the solution was to take the photo from further away and zoom in, and it worked like a charm!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will consider sending Veteran’s Day cards to Veterans who have served their country. I am proud to be married to a Navy Veteran!
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