Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tanks a Lot

Hi there!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards; happy to be with you today.

It's still April; but in the blink of an eye, Memorial Day will be here.  Don't blink yet!  I don't want you to miss my post!

I decided to use the Mixed Tank Eyelets, available in Red, Blue and Silver.  They are deeply discounted right now, so be sure to get them while supplies last.

My original thought was to weave strips of red, white and blue card stock to make a patriotic patchwork pattern.  I tried and failed three times before it dawned on me if I simply cut squares of card stock and placed them in a pattern, I would achieve the same look as weaving...if I could have actually done the weaving properly, that is.

So, I cut 3/4" squares and attached them to a piece of grid paper to help keep the squares nice and straight. I just applied adhesive to the grid paper and attached my squares.  Once they were in place, I trimmed off the excess grid paper and then attached it to a slightly larger mat.  To give it a little more pizzazz, I embossed it with the Tiny Stars embossing folder.

I placed the tanks where I wanted them and felt I still had room for a bit more patriotic embellishments, so I pulled out the Star Brads-Red/White/Blue and attached them as well.

As you can see from the top picture, I made a simple banner for across the bottom and a greeting using the Alternate Gothic 2 BT.

Inside, a heartfelt sentiment using the same font and another tank as an accent.  A perfect way to say thank you to the soldier in your life!

See you next week!  Is there anything in the store you'd like to see used on a card?  If so, let me know and I'll do my best to come up with some inspiration to share!

Kim from Katydid Cards
Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!


  1. This is awesome! So patriotic, from the brads right down to the colors and textures (and as one whose husband is retired USN, the sentiment is greatly appreciated!)

    1. Thanks, Deb! It's very heartfelt. I never take our freedom for granted. As they say, "Freedom isn't free".

  2. Kim this card is beautiful & so very thoughtful. I love your use of these brads and the beautiful quilted pattern you've created and that star Embossing folder is great😊

  3. Fabulous card, so patriotic love all the use of the brads and those cute tank eyelets. Love the quilt look. awesome job.