Monday, July 4, 2016

My Country 'Tis of Thee

Hi Friends!

Happy Independence Day to all of my friends here in the United States!  I am so thankful that we live in a free country and grateful for all of the men and women who have fought for our freedom.

I wanted to create a patriotic Mixed Media card using the 2016 Artistic Outpost Spring Release Grunge Elements stamp set along with the previously released Hero stamp set and the Our Daily Bread Designs Patriotic 6x6 Paper Collection.

I absolutely love the images in the Hero stamp set for patriotic cards and thought that I would play around with a modified version of the Vintage Watercolor technique (see tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers) to add a bit of shadows and "antiquing":-)

If you have not had a chance to visit any of the challenge sites, I hope you will find the time to do so- great inspiration by all!

To create this card:

Ink the flag image from Hero using Stampin’ Write markers- Dapper Denim for the stars and Cherry Cobbler for the stripes, “huff” onto the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Use a Speedball® Elegant Writer® 2.0 mm Black Pen to draw lines around the image and an AquaPainter™ to watercolor the lines for the Vintage Watercolor technique (see tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers).

Add Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink with an AquaPainter around the edges of the image to “age” the paper and ink the splatter stamp from Grunge Elements with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink to stamp over the image and add additional distressing.

Trim the panel close to the edge and mount onto Dapper Denim cardstock.

You can see a bit of her face (eye) in the upper right hand corner
in the middle of the star :-)
To create the background- ink the female Hero image with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink and stamp three times over the trimmed panel of Patriotic 6x6 Paper (ODBD) (stamping across the entire panel with three separate images :-)).

Use the Big Shot™ with a Star Embossing Folder to emboss the stamped background paper, lightly sand the embossing and mount onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Add the Beautiful Borders die cut (ODBD) along with the Cherry Cobbler 1” Grosgrain Ribbon and mount the entire panel onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler before adhering to the Dapper Denim card front.

Add the flag panel onto the card front using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Grunge Elements, Hero  (Artistic Outpost)

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink, Speedball® Elegant Writer®  2.0MM Black Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler; Patriotic 6x6 Paper Collection (ODBD)

Accessories: Big Shot™, ODBD Beautiful Border Dies, AquaPainter™, 1” Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Star Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug™)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you all have a fabulous week!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julia, I love the whole design of this, absolutely fabulous!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s, we would love to see this linked over on the Monday Challenge too ;-)

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Lorraine!! I will link it up at the Monday challenge as well :-) Hugs and have a blessed week!

Catherine said...

Wow, this card is amazing! The colors are so vibrant and the entire design is awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Kelly said...

Gorgeous. I love the steps you take to get just the right effect. Creative Blessings!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I could not pass your entry up without stopping and saying a huge WOW (all in caps)! This is a stunner! I loved seeing the attention to detail and the authentic vintage vibe you gave it is remarkable. Those colors made me think of history and honor and it came together beautifully. This is how red, white and blue should be done and I'm really glad that I got to see this and be inspired by your skills. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card, super color combination.


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