The troops really appreciate being able to send Miss You cards, but they are hard to make, sort of like sympathy cards. They can't be happy, with cheerful colors and images, not if you want them to feel unified and true (although I did use hot pink and red on OWH Valentine's Day cards that used miss you sentiments). For these two cards, I used rather dull, muted colors, natural images, and LOTS of white space to convey the emptiness of missing someone you love.
This particular image looked a bit plain, so I added the little white embroidery-thread bow. I like how it draws attention to all the white space.
The bamboo image needed nothing. Did you know that bamboo can grow up to two feet in one day? Yep. That bamboo is reaching up into all that white space...an idea I really liked for a miss you card.
The white-on-white layering also gives a sense of fragmentation or separation that feels right, don't you think?
Our troops miss their families and friends when they are deployed or serving overseas. Their families and friends miss them. Let's remember that, and offer up a grateful prayer that people are willing to serve.
stamps: Peaceful Garden (Papertrey)
accessories: embroidery thread, dimensionals