This is definitely a personal record for me! I started and finished this card within a couple of hours of the posting of the newest Make it Monday challenge on Nichole's blog! I was planning some crafty time today anyway, and I also wanted to complete Ted's challenge to use red, white, blue and yellow to make a card suitable for Operation Write Home, which could be sent to the project that gives handmade cards to troops overseas so that they can use them to write home to loved ones. It's such a great cause to support, and although I've often heard of it, I've never actually sent them any cards. So thanks, Ted, for the "push" and for the link-ups to the info! I'm going to send this card and pull some others from my stash as well!
So, here is my card. The MIM technique is "selective inking", so I used Think Big Favories #2, and followed Erin's technique to ink just the "you". It was pretty much impossible to NOT get any ink on the last couple of letters in the word "thank", but I just used a baby wipe to carefully wipe off that stray ink before stamping. Then I combined the you with the new Alpha-Blocks set (quickly becoming a favorite!) to complete the sentiment.
I added the frame from Tag-it's #2 and a Doily Details die-cut, along with a border-punched strip and some Bella Blvd. patterned paper. The block letters and the doily are all popped up on foam adhesive.
Thanks for looking!