Sunday, 26 October 2008

SOS Cards for Forces in War Zones


Here is one of many cards I have been designing for the SOS charity. A simple yet effective card, using printed backing paper to cover the front of the card. Found a really sweet angel picture from a collection and mounted on silver mirror card, below is a verse that was on plain paper but to make it all match I used alcohol inks and blended them together, using caramel, cranberry and latte. Then mounted on silver mirror card. To add a finishing touch I tied on a length of satin ribbon in cream colour.
This charity is really important to me, I understand what it is like to have a family member overseas at Christmas time and in dangerous areas of this World. My brother was in the Falklands during the war and in Cyprus when there was trouble with the Turkish and Cypriats. It takes a few moments of my time to put a card together, so far I have made around 9 cards to send to the charity for service men and women to send back home to their families, a couple I am personally sending to them as a gift of Christmas cheer and support.
Remember our service men and women they do a dangerous and brave job, they are not supported enough by this country, they need our support and need to know we are behind them and that we care.
Enough said!
Holly

2 comments:

Piddawinkle said...

Hiya Holly, I made some cards for this as well, such a simple idea and something we love to do, also got your Peace atc it is fab, many thanks Siobhan

June said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Holly and the cause is a great one too. good luck with this my friend. You are a lovely lady and do so much for others ... Hugs from June xxxx