I have a soft spot for our military. Truly, the heroes of our great nation. Their sacrifices are beyond what we can expect from a single man, or lone woman. They not only give life and limb, but some return home and battle scars not seen. Their selfless acts allow you and I the freedom to be right here, right now. Thank them, for they have given more than we can ever know. To those who serve, have served and the families that support them – Thank You!

Given my adoration of our military, I am honored to be participating along with Sweet Stamp Shop and their Military Heroes release. I am sharing one card today for the Military Heroes bundle new release ($29.95) and another tomorrow for the individual release.

Squish Distress Inks onto a plastic surface, add a couple of drops of water, pick up with a brush and scribble onto 110# Neenah cardstock while simultaneously drying with a heat tool. Because the inks are water reactive awesome texture is achieved… and splatters, well because… splatters!

Tip: Be careful to not overlap colors much or our fab red, white and blue will be purple too!

Images were stamped in Copic friendly ink and colored using Copic markers in 100, C00, C2, C4, C6, C7 and C9 for goggles/helicopters. YG91, YG93, YG97 and YG99 for flight suit. E51, E53 and E55 for skin. Heat emboss the sentiment and attach along with airman and copters.

A Silver Gelly Roll pen added the metallic look to the copter blades and the tail rotor. It’s the little things, right?

Add “Thank you,” “Happy Birthday,” or even a just because note to the interior to let a military hero know you are thinking of them.

Be sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration. You can find their shop here.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy your state Creative Bliss today, whatever that may be!

<3, Janette