Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Welcome Home - Masculine Card (TSOT 647)

A new semi-monthly sketch is ready for your review at Try a Sketch on Tuesday. This is Challenge #647 and runs through Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Growing up in a military family taught me that there are events that bring sadness and others that are accompanied by great joy. Most homecomings were a reason to celebrate. 

Today's sketch triggered thoughts of my military-influenced childhood, waiting at a fence with a large noisy crowd of people eager to embrace loved ones, due to arrive at any moment.

In my stash, I found paper that reminded me of the Army green color along with a sheet of utility vehicles, resembling Army vehicles. Also included was a sheet of circles with various greetings so I selected Welcome Home.

Patterned pieces suitable for the sketch were cut and adhered to a black card base. The sentiment was die-cut from the paper as well and backed with a die-cut circle of black then popped up with foam tape. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper.

Our semimonthly challenges begin on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We encourage paper crafters of all skill levels to join us. Visit our TSOT Blog for guidelines and details.


Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White & Basic Black
Paper: Carta Bella "Home Again"
Misc.: CTMH thin foam tape


  1. This is a great masculine card Melanie and perfect for the new sketch...Nice job!

  2. Great masculine card and perfect for a military scenario!

  3. Wow, love your patterned papers and so fitting for that special person... love your post on why you chose each of the elements for your very handsome card.

  4. Love the muted green and I can sense the nostalgia this card must have evoked for you.