Wednesday, May 13, 2020

TCC135 God Bless the USA

Hi Friends!

I just love patriotic décor and was inspired by all of the stars and stripes to create a Shabby and Vintage Memorial Day card!

I decided to pull out of my favorite retired stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!. Courage and used the main Armed Forces image for the focal image panel.

I paired the Courage image with paper and a sentiment from Divinity Designs- the sentiment is from Heat & Soul and the papers are from the Patriotic Collection Paper Pad.

I decided to use the Splitcoaststampers SC792 Sketch Challenge for the layout and am also participating in the Cardz for Guyz #244 “Vintage” Challenge.

To create this card:

Ink the Courage image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink and stamp onto white cardstock. Heat set the ink with a heat tool before coloring with water-based markers and distress ink (see colors listed below).

Die cut the panel with a stitched square die, mount onto navy cardstock, trim and mount onto red cardstock.

Emboss a piece of the navy paper from the Patriotic Collection Paper Pad with a 3D Star Embossing Folder, lightly sand the embossing. 

Using a water brush, dilute and add a bit of brushed corduroy distress ink around the edge of a piece of white cardstock trim and mount the embossed blue background onto the panel.  Mount the entire panel onto a piece of red cardstock, trim and adhere to a white card base.

Dilute brushed corduroy distress ink and apply to the patriotic paper to “antique” the paper, die cut into a banner and mount onto red cardstock.

Adhere the banner to the card front and mount the layered focal image using dimensional foam or chipboard.

Stamp the sentiment from Heart & Soul with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and use diluted brushed corduroy paper to “antique”.  

Trim and mount onto navy cardstock, trim and mount onto red cardstock.

Add the sentiment to the card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Courage (retired Stampin’ Up!), Heart & Soul (Divinity Designs)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers-Night of Navy, Real Red, Soft Suede; Tim Holtz™ Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red; Patriotic Collection (Divinity Designs)

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things Dies- Stitched Square STAX, retired Jumbo Fishtail Banners; Darice™ 3D Stars Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Red, White and Blue} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until May 25th at noon EST.


Theresa's Treasures said...

You have done a great job on this card! I have this stamp and I haven't made any cards like yours at all. My son is in the US Army and I love to send him cards. I would like to CASE this if it is okay with you.

Kampin' Karen said...

Your card is fantastic, Julie! I make cards for Veterans and have been looking for this stamp set. I haven't had the good fortune yet but I'm not giving up hope. I love your design and the way you colored it. It will bring a smile to someone's face for sure.

Julie Gearinger said...

Thank you Theresa and Karen for your sweet comments! Theresa, of course, please feel free to CASE my card for your son- I am truly honored! Karen, I will keep an eye out for this stamp for you as well- is there a particular organization that you send the cards to the Veteran's to or are you sending this on your own? What a wonderful cause! Hugs and love to both of you, sweet friends!

Skibs said...

Love your card Julie! It is the best patrioticcard I have ever seen!

Helen said...

An amazing design - so well put together.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

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