Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Mighty Warrior

My card today was challenging but fun to make.  I had a friend stop by while I was working on it and was watching me.  I made a test run using a plain black and white image, and it went great.  Then I decided to start on my colored images and on the third cut the die moved and messed it up.  My friend looked at me and quickly said, “I guess I will head home.  I will see it when you post it.”  Maybe it was the way I was clutching my Big Shot, like I was going to throw it across the room.  Don’t worry, Susan.  I controlled myself, started over, and finished the card.

This card has a white, square base.  I added a mixture of layers using red cardstock, decorative blue paper, and white cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The stars are cut using a Sizzix die and then I sanded them.  I also sponged ink on the edges of all the layers.

The main image and sentiment is from the newly released set, Not Forgotten, from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Go here to read the story behind this stamp.  I stamped and heat embossed the image twice, using Versamark ink and black detail embossing powder from Ranger, and colored them with watercolors.  I used Spellbinder rectangle dies to cut out the different layers and used dimensionals to layer it on the card.  The sentiment was stamped with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink on a white rectangle.  I rounded the corners, layered it on red, and tied it on using some sparkly red cording.

I do not usually make a lot of patriotic cards but these new sets have just touched my heart and inspired this card.
E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenge:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining The Light Challenge ODBDSLC67 – Red, White, and Blue
Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World – Stamping Is the Predominant Element
Creative Inspirations Challenge #63 – Red, White, Blue
The Shabby Tearoom Challenge Week #69 – Happy 4th of July (Red, White, and Blue plus Photo Inspiration)

Stamptacular Stunday Challenge #118 – Seeing Double/ Two Of The Same Thing (Two of the same image to make layers and two stars)
Aifactory Challenge #086 – Double Time/Two of Something
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #23 – Use Something From Your Stash (all layers, including the already embossed white cardstock, were from my scrap stack and the red cording was a leftover piece from Christmas)
Corrosive Challenge #123 – Use Red and White
Crafts and Me Challenge #42 – Favorite Stamp/Image (This is one of my newest favorites)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #65 – Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #74 – Celebrations (USA 4th of July)
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE106 – Red, White & Blue


Shirley said...

It's absolutely beautiful, E. Love your whole technique and colors for it too!

Deloris said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Art Impressions challenge. Hope to see you again next week for another fun challenge.

Sandra said...

This is lovely:) Sandra H

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Amazing patriotic card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Donna Ellis said...

spectacular card, Marie! Would LOVE knowing how to create the pyramid in such a perfect order like that! So pretty!

SusanH said...

It turned out great! Can't wait to see it in real life. And I'm glad the Big Shot survived!

Regan said...

Lovely card! The layered image is awesome! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)
Regan ~ Design Team

Sheri said...

Very cool technique and I love that image! Thanks for sharing with us at The Tea Room ;-)

LORi said...

Wow...this is such a fabulous patriotic card! So happy you shared with TPE this week!! Hugs -LORi

JanR said...

Wow! Love what you did with the image. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous patriotic card Marie!! I just love the layout and your use of stars and the red, white and blue. Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge!! Your support is greatly appreciated!!

Hazel said...

Super card - love the pyramage - thanks for sharing it on the 'double time' challenge on AiFactory (Hazel - Guest Designer)

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks again for linking up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)