Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! Greeting Card - Uncle Sam Owl

Today, June 14, is Flag Day and my Dad's birthday. Therefore, I created a Stampin' Up! greeting card with a patriotic theme featuring the wonderful Stampin' Up! Owl Punch. It has been a while since I created a card using the Owl Punch, so I decided to make an Owl that represents Flag Day. Here he is:

You will notice that my flag is backwards, or so it seems.  This is because the flag on the U.S. Army uniforms (and maybe other branches of the military) is always facing backwards to represent the soldiers always marching forward.

The Owl is dressed in a navy suit and he is sporting Uncle Sam's Hat (or my version). He has one "hand" holding the flag - it's a little difficult to see his white "hand", but it's there (lol). He holds his other hand over his heart as he says, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Can you hear him? Thank God for the flag of the USA!

The flag has significant meaning to my family not only because of family members serving our country in the armed forces, but because of my Dad. My Dad loved the American Flag so much that it actually was the cause of his significant fall that resulted in his passing. The wind had blown his flag around his flag pole, and he was determined to correct that. Therefore, my 81-year-old Dad got his 12-foot ladder out, climbed it, and unwrapped the flag from around the pole. As he finished, he slipped and fell to the ground. He laid in this position for many hours before he was found. This fall accentuated health issues and he passed in four months after the incident. My Dad loved the flag so much that it ultimately lead to his death. I miss him so much {tears}.

Back to the card. I used the Stampin Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder on the second layer of the card, creating an inlaid affect with the stars. The flag pole was made with the Jewelry Tag Punch, and the flag was made with an old die cut.  The Stampin Up Glitter Paper, which is coming back with the new catalog, was used for the first layer on the card.  It was also used for the three stars on the inside of the card.  The stars were made using the Stampin' Up! Stars #2 Die.  I hope you enjoy the card.

Buy the products used for this card by placing your cursor over the linked items and left click.  You'll be taken directly to the on-line product for purchasing.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida


Enjoy making greeting cards with Stampin' Up! products.


Lori Mueller said...

Your card is SO creative! Love it! You did a wonderful job! TFS!!

Bev said...

Thank you, Lori, for leaving such a kind comment. Greatly appreciated. Bev

Rhonda said...

I love this card! Absolutely patriotic and so cheerful! TFS!! Happy Flag Day!

Bev said...

Thanks, Rhonda! Happy Flag Day to you!!