Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Annual Veterans Day Poker Run

Hi friends! Just a quick post today for two reasons... First to wish all of our veterans a Happy Veterans Day and thank them for their honorable service to our country and our freedom!  Second to share a card I made in honor of Veterans Day.
 
Every year my husband, an avid cyclist, sponsors a Veterans Day Poker Run.  On this poker run, participants ride a 70+ mile route through our county stopping at each of the Veterans Memorial sites in various towns.  At each stop, riders draw a card to make a poker hand and at the end of the ride, the best hands win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Riders pay to join the race and my husband donates all the money to a local charity serving veternas.  Pretty neat, huh?  Yeah, I'm proud of him for doing it!  My job each year is to make the winners cards to hold the prizes.  I was particularly happy with this year's easy but effective design:

I downloaded a bicycle image from the Silhouette store and cut it out of black cardstock.  The Work of Art stamp set in Real Red and Night of Navy made the perfect flag background.  Not a new technique but I love the look behind the bike.
The Blue Ribbon stamp is perfect for the inside of the card.  I typed the text on the computer and printed it on Whisper White cardstock stamping the blue ribbon image in Smoky Slate.  I didn't take a picture of it (silly me!) but I used the same stamp sets on the front of each envelope too.  

Just a quick and easy little card that was the perfect fit for this special occasion.   Thanks for taking a look today friends....enjoy the day!

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

WOWZER! This card may (as you say) be simple and easy, but it's design says it all to honor the Veteran's Poker Run, the bike image, the splashes of colors representing the USA flag and the winning place numbers.
GREAT JOB! and kudos to Todd for organizing this run, I've seen all the work and effort that goes into the event. A very nice charitable project.

Linda Callahan said...

What a great event! Kudos to your hubby and kudos to you for this wonderful card! Love the bike/flag montage!

Marisa said...

What a FABULOUS idea!! Love it!! Big congrats to hubby for doing it and simply ADORE the card you made for the winners too!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is a SUPER fantastic card! LOVE the flag image interpretation... fantastic!!!!
I also agree...kuddos to Todd, great job! hugs.

Karren said...

Fabulous card and what a wonderful thing your husband does each year.