Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Letter To A Soldier - Airmail

The Simon Monday Challenge this week is Airmail, so my thoughts are airmail letters to soldiers. 



I would like to think this letter is a special one to a World War II soldier from his sweetheart.

The project began with a selection of Basic Grey porcelain dresden paper that had a nostalgic look. I have had the paper for some time and it must have been waiting for this project.

I opened an A2 envelope and traced it on the back of the Basic Grey paper, cut it out then inked with Ranger Distress Ink - pumic stone. 



The paper was not double sided so I cut a duplicate and glued them together and added more pumic stone to the back side of the envelope.





The front of the envelope was addressed to a special soldier and was ready for stamping. First a postage stamp from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection - TINY THINGS was stamped on a separate piece of paper, colored a bit with a red colored pencil then glued on the envelope. The letter shows the cancellation mark and the date & place the letter was delivered to the care of the Postal Service.   These were from the Close to My Heart - Live Inspired stamp set. The Air Mail stamp is also from the same set.



A envelope contains a letter to the soldier expressing love and prayers. Nothing was more special to a soldier than a letter from someone at home.





There you have it, a Letter to a soldier - Airmail - Judy.



3 comments:

Candy C said...

HI Judy....very pretty envelope! I love the Basic Grey paper that you used to create the inside and outside of the envelope. I really like your thought process that inspired you to create this airmail envelope. Nice job of distressing the envelope and the stamps are pretty, too! Can't wait to see you this weekend! And...thanks for sharing your envelope with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Rettabug said...

How interesting, Judy! I've never done stuff like this so I really learned a few things from your post.

My DH served in WWII...I bet he was sent a very similar letter from his high school sweetheart back then. (I wasn't even born yet!) LOL

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is so beautiful-- both in art and in sentiment! I loved all the nostalgic touches you added and your attention to detail was inspiring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful letter with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.