Adventures in Card-Making

Marine Corps Birthday

Dear Fellow Crafters,

The U S Marine Corps celebrates its 240th Birthday today!

USMC
USMC

Throughout history, Marines have faced tough times and many challenges. From 1775 when they were founded to today Marines have always excelled. They train hard and their training is always respected because “Send in the Marines” is not just a catchy phrase.

Today Marines from all generations gather together in groups large and small to celebrate the birthday of the corps.and to reflect on the legacy and warrior ethos that they share.

The Birthday Ball is rich in tradition. The ceremony involves the reading of the first Commandant’s message, the birthday message from the current Commandant, a guest speaker and a cake cutting ceremony.

The first piece of cake is given to the guest of honor. The second piece is given to the oldest Marine present.  Upon receiving the second piece of cake the oldest passes the cake to the youngest Marine present. This signifies the passing of experience and knowledge to the young of the Corps.

Happy Birthday Marines!

~Sallie (proud wife of a Marine (retired)

Copyright – 2015 by uniquelyyourscards.com

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Excerpts and links may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to Sallie and uniquelyyourscards with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You can reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscards@outlook.com

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Adventures in Card-Making

Marine Corps Birthday

Dear Fellow Crafters,

The U S Marine Corps celebrates its 239th Birthday today!

USMC
USMC

Throughout history, Marines have faced tough times and many challenges. From 1775 when they were founded to today Marines have always excelled. They train hard and their training is always respected because “Send in the Marines” is not just a catchy phrase.

Today Marines from all generations gather together in groups large and small to celebrate the birthday of the corps.and to reflect on the legacy and warrior ethos that they share.

The Birthday Ball is rich in tradition. The ceremony involves the reading of the first Commandant’s message, the birthday message from the current Commandant, a guest speaker and a cake cutting ceremony.

The first piece of cake is given to the guest of honor. The second piece is given to the oldest Marine present.  Upon receiving the second piece of cake the oldest passes the cake to the youngest Marine present. This signifies the passing of experience and knowledge to the young of the Corps.

Happy Birthday Marines!

~Sallie (proud wife of a Marine (retired)

Copyright – 2014 by uniquelyyourscards.com

All rights reserved.

Excerpts and links may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to Sallie and uniquelyyourscards with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You can reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscards@outlook.com

PaperCrafting 101

PaperCrafting 101- Markers

Dear Fellow Crafters,

My Adventures in card making this week is all about anniversary cards, since my 43rd wedding anniversary is on November 10th! That is also the birthday anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Some of you may know, that my husband is a Marine Veteran of over 20+ years so that weekend is very special to us for all sorts of reasons.  I found a card sketch for the occasion that I could adapt the colors of the Corp (red and gold) with a Sizzix folder (of course) and a Spellbinder label die. My card is in the making stages right now, so I will hold off on telling you how it came out!

I will not be posting on November 11th, and this Paper Crafting 101 post is about a week early, but I know you will enjoy it anyway. The topic is markers.

Markers can be used in many ways with stamp designs. Some stampers like to color in their designs completely with bright, vibrant color. Others just add a touch of color. It depends on your style.

Copic Markers are relatively new to the stamping world. The Copic original markers are the perfect choice for blending, painting and tone control. They have a broad nib that offers coverage for larger areas. The other side has a fine nib for detail work. Rubber Stamp magazines usually feature articles using these markers.

For water-based markers, Tombow and Marvy are perfect choices. They both feature the dual-tipped nibs and are perfect for brushing on rubber stamps.

Sakura Gel Glaze Pens have a flowing permanent color that draws similar to embossing powder.

Wet Looks Embossing Markers from Marvy create raised and shiny artwork with or without rubber stamps.  You apply the marker to the paper. (For best results, use glossy cardstock). Pour on the embossing powder, and heat!

Hope you have as much fun as I do coloring those images.

~Sallie