Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!! Home of the Free Because of the Brave :-)

Hi Stampers!

Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans!!  I hope all of you have a great time celebrating our freedom today and remember that freedom comes at a cost. 

I am so thankful for the men and women in our armed services that help keep our country free- we are the “Home of the Free Because of the Brave”!  

I am so thankful for those brave men and women that have gone before and those that are currently serving- as a nation and individually, we can never thank you enough for keeping our country free!!  May the Lord richly bless you and your families...

I wanted to create a card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC244 Anything Goes Challenge to celebrate our freedom and decided to use the ColourQ CQC297Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ SC547 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

Again, I hope you have the time to stop by the above sites to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Teams as well as the other fabulous gallery entries!

This card was very easy to create using similar techniques as in these previous blog posts ****  

As noted in a previous post, I am trying to limit my actual blog posting time since creating the blog posts can take more time than creating the cards- lol!!  If you have any questions, please note in the comments - I read all of your comments and appreciate each and every one of you takes the time to are all such an encouragement to me!! ***

With a few markers scribbled onto acrylic blocks, I spritzed the blocks with water to watercolor the focal image, added  a bit of texture with embossing and layering- quick and easy!

Stamp Sets:  Not Forgotten, Land of the Free (both Our Daily Bread Designs)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crumb Cake, Pool Party, retired Midnight Muse and Poppy Parade

Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, retired Midnight Muse and Poppy Parade cardstock and DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Stars Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug™), Sanding Block, AquaPainter™, Water Spritzer Bottle, Natural Linen Thread, retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Clip, retired ⅜” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

Again, if you have any questions, please let me know :-)

Thanks again for stopping by my friends- may the Lord bless you greatly on this 4th of July!! 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie!! I just love your distressed looking sentiment, the embossed stars and the patriotic design of this card!! We do have a lot to be thankful for don't we? Thanks for sharing your talent with ODBD!!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card Juli, beautiful art work! Thanks for sharing your card at the colourQ! Hope you had a good 4th!

Claire said...

What a fabulous, patriotic creation Julie - love the vintagey look of those stamps! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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