Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Liberty for All

This card was a mid-week card, which is quite an accomplishment for me lately. I am participating in a challenge on a private blog to do a thank you to the troops card. Actually, Iam trying to get two done by Friday, March 20th. I don't have many patriotic stamps so I went to a Victorian clip art CD that I have and found this lovely photo of a colonial painting and framed it using Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles. I cut three layers of thin cardboard, glued them together and painted them with Tim Holtz Pickett Fence Distress Crackle Paint. When it had dried, I took some Adirondack Acrylic Paint in Snow Cap, mixed it on a palet with SU Night of Navy dye reinker and stamped the stars on the frame. The bue stared paper is old, old scrapbooking paper from Creative Memories that I took a sanding block to, removing the top layer of shine to come up with a faded, aged look. The Thank You label was also cut with the Curved Rectangle Nestabilities from thin cardboard to which I applied Versamark and silver embossing powder. I heat set two layers of EP and then, after inking my stamp with Versamark, stamped the Thank You into the hot EP which gives it the look of stamped metal. The Red stars were run through the CB with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and then lightlysponged with Chocolate Chip ink for a slightly distresssed look and sewn down using a machine blanket stitch.

The top inside panel features a quote by John Adams dated July 3, 1776. I cut the panel to somewhat resemble a scroll. The bttom matching panel thanks our troops for helping to uphold the promise of freedom for America. All the print on the inside two panels was done on my printer. Using a minimum of stamping, I was very happy with the way this card turned out.

This is a very different type card than my norm. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion of it.

Have a blessed day,

1 comment:

Marsha said...

What a wonderful card! Every aspect is more special than the one before. You really put a lot of time and care into it, and I'm very inspired.
Thanks for sharing this gift.

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