Our Scout troop is very active and has a lot of boys to make Eagle, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. For a Scout to make Eagle is a HUGE deal, because of the level of work, commitment, and leadership involved. Two Scouts who are brothers had their Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday. The older one has been Eagle for a while, but I guess they waited till the younger made Eagle so they could have their Courts of Honor together. In any event, I frequently find myself making cards for Eagle Scouts. Here are the two I made for last Sunday.
The first one is made using ODBD stamps (God Bless America and In God We Trust). I absolutely adore this flag image and use it every chance I get. I stamped it in Palette Burnt Umber on Confetti White CS and colored it with my SU markers (Pacific Point and Real Red). Satmped the eagle the same way, colored his beak with Daffodil Delight and his eye black, and added Crystal Effects to his eye. Card base is confetti white with Pacific Point mat. On the inside I stamped congratulations and computer generated a portion of Isaiah 40:31--"they will soar on wings as eagles". I love that Scripture, and it seemed appropriate.
Brad thought the second card ought to be different, so I used the brayered sky technique that I learned in Michelle Zindorf's workshop that I took in March. If you ever get a chance to take a workshop from her--DO IT! Worth every penny! Ink colors are Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Early Espresso. Stamp set is SU's Plant Hope, which we received as part of Michelle's workshop. Eagle is cut at 4" wide from the Wildlife Cricut Lite cart. Card base is confetti white with Old Olive mat. I also used a white gel pen. Both cards are 5.25" square.
I didn't get to go to the Court of Honor, because Ems didn't want to go. Matt had a reading to do, so he and Brad went. The Order of the Arrow performed, and the boys' mom had made shadow boxes of their old uniforms. I'd have liked to see those.
My nephew is in the process of completing his service project for Eagle, so I guess I will be making one for his Court of Honor soon. Thanks for stopping by today--hope you have a good one!