I had planned to post this yesterday for the 4th of July, but it just didn’t work out. Not really a big deal since this was actually made for my dad. I had the opportunity to visit with him recently and I know he is having a real hard time adjusting to being in a care facility instead of home with mom. He has always had a very strong faith but, with all the changes, his dementia has caused him to have more fear of death (more about leaving my mom) and being forgotten. I thought I would have my sister put this on an easel next to his bed to remind him that the Lord is with him and he will not be forgotten.
The background behind the sentiment is created with Color Bursts. I had created a different background and when I moved it over to let dry, there was all this nice color on my mat. I grabbed another piece of white cardstock and picked up the color. I added just a little more and it came out like this. Then I stamped Our Daily Bread Designs’ Old Flag Background top of it. Then I distressed the edges and added it to the different layers. The blue layer with stars was created by inking my embossing folder and running white cardstock through. Both sentiments are from ODBD’s Not Forgotten stamp set.
I added a few stitch marks with a white pen and added a few jewel swirls that reminded me of fireworks.
Have a great week!
I entered this card in the following challenge:
OurDaily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC244 - Anything Goes with ODBD!
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – We’re Going Dotty
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Name That Tune (Star Spangled Banner)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #141 - Sentiment
Repeat Impressions WIW Color Challenge ~ Red, White & Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#233 – Red, White, and Blue
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: 4th of July project or Red, White and Blue
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #187 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly
Crafty Catz Challenge #286 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #251 - It's In The Stars
Crafty Creations Challenge #292 - Red, White, and Blue
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – Red, White & Blue
Sister Act Card Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge FFC #95 "Anything Goes"