Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eagle Scout Cards

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!

7 comments:

Chris said...

these turned out beautiful!! what perfect cards for your new eagles...i have to say the second one is my fave!! the trees and your brayered sky is stunning!!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards Amy. I Loved the 2nd one too.....Just Stunning. WOW.

Sara said...

You are going to have to spill on this sky, I so want to try this;). Great job on both!

Angela said...

These look really great, Amy, and your brayering looks awesome! So nice of you to make so many cards for people....

Susan said...

These cards are amazing!! I love the eagle in front of the flag. And the second card is just fabulous! I've always wanted to try out Michelle's technique. You did a fantastic job!!

Rebecca said...

Wow, I love both of these! What super nice cards for Eagle Scouts; so thoughtful. They will love them!

Jen A said...

Fabulous cards! Abe just became a Wolf this week. He said he can't wait to be and Eagle...I sure hope he stays with it that long. Scouts has been really good for him. Anyway, love your cards!