Well, I am finally back. The end of school kind of did me in. I also had my daughter graduating. Those are pretty good excuses. I have actually just been exhausted and not real inspired so decided to rest for a few days and will now hopefully be back on my feet.
A quick card tonight. This is the time of the year that we usually think more about male cards. With Father’s Day just around the corner and Fourth of July coming soon our cards seem to have more of a masculine theme. That is the thinking behind this card. Also, my husband loves "American Made" and has a birthday coming up.
I love all the birdhouse images from Impression Obsession. This one is an older, retired image but is perfect for this time of the year. I stamped it in Denim Blue dye ink from Adirondack onto white cardstock, and then layered it on red. The next layer is embossed with a star embossing folder on the top and a striped folder on the bottom. I distressed the edges of all layers and rubbed ink around the edges of the embossed layer. In my mind I saw those pictures of our brave soldiers holding a battle worn American flag. I layered all of this onto a red card base.
For embellishment I added a simple strip of sheer blue ribbon separating the two different embossing patterns and then popped up a single punched star, also distressed and edged with blue ink. I did not add a sentiment to the front since I wanted it to be left open to be used for various possible occasions.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Week Challenge #22 – Something That Flies (flag)
Fourishes Star Spangled Challenge – Red, White, and Blue
Impression Obsession – Let’s Hear It For the Boys
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Father’s Day/For a Male
Simon Says Stamp and Show – Your Favorite Stamp
Aifactory Challenges #083 – Roughing It Up (distress)
CES Challenge #39 – Clean & Simple
Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 (CIC29) – Distressing
Crafts and Me Challenge #37 – Punch It Out!
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #9 – Remembrance and/or Love
Craft Your Passion Challenge #60 – What A Guy
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – Card for a Man or Boy
Lexis Creations Challenge #41 – Father’s Day or Man’s Card
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 101 – No Designer Papers
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #134 – Texture