Patriots Thank-You card

Hi crafty friends

Today’s card has a bit of a back story that I thought I would tell you first before I show you the card.

My husband is the secretary for the Patriots – Cairns Chapter motorcycle club.  This club is for currently serving and previous serving Australian Defence Force members and is full of great a guys and girls who love to ride motorcycles on the weekend.  As well as riding their bikes they are also heavily involved in community charity events, esepcially anything that involves our Diggers.

A couple of weekends ago the Cairns chapter rode down to Innisfail to meet up with the some of the Townsville chapter members who were riding up to Cairns for a charity event.  The day was sweltering and all the members wear the appropriate safety gear to proctect themselves while riding.  This includes jeans, boots and leather jackets.

Unfortunately when they were almost home, they stopped at a traffic light in Gordonvale and one of the members wasn’t dealing with the heat too well and passed out while sitting on his motorbike while waiting at the red light.  Both himself and his bike landed on the ground.

Thankfully a very kind lady who lives on the intersection saw the accident and rushed out of her home with blankets, pillows, and water to assist.

All the members helped out assisting with removing the bike off the road and contacting the ambulance to take there friend to the hospital.

I am happy to report that the rider was discharged later that night from the hospital after being treated for dehydration and low sugar levels.

As a result all the club members wanted to say THANK-YOU to the lady who helped their friend out.  I offered to make a card to go with the bunch of flowers they delievered to her.

The clubs colours are red and black so I wanted to stick with that for my card design.

Here is what I came up with.

Patriots MC - Thank-you card

The base of the card is Basic Black card stock with a Cherry Cobbler mat.  The flower image is from the Butteryfly Basics stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark on Whisper White card stock and them embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

I used my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to colour in the flowers.  The image was them matted on a Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock and adhered to the card with Dimensionals.  I used Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon too.  Finally some Basic Jewels were added for a bit of bling.

As you know I usually decorate the inside of my cards, however, this time I did something a bit different.  My husband created a watermark with the Patriots Club symbol and I printed it onto Whisper White card stock and adhered it to a Cherry Cobbler mat.

Patriots MC - Thank-you card inside

This way the clubs symbol is still on the card but they can write over the top of it.  Clever hey?

All products to create this card are currently available on my Stampin’ Up! store, just click on the shopping trolley, login or create an account and get your’s today.

I love reading your comments so please feel free to leave me one.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina xo


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