I love the all of the different fonts in both of the stamp sets- Old Glory and Patriotic Sentiments and the coordinating die set- Patriotic Stars and Stripes has several stars and it cuts out the US flap map perfectly!
Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Emboss a piece of white cardstock and a piece of red designer paper from the Craft Consortium Grunge Dark Tones 6 x 6 Paper PadSizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber
Heat set the ink with a heat tool and color the images using watercolor pencils.
Once you are satisfied with the coloring, die cut the map image using the coordinated die from the Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory) dies and the sentiment using the Fishtail Sentiments Banner Dies. FYI- I also cut two additional maps and fishtail banners from white cardstock to adhere behind each of the stamped images to add strength to the images.
Mount the sentiment and map onto the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard) and finish off the card with a few silver rhinestones.Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Rexel Derwent® Watercolor Pencils- Scarlet Lake, Madder Carmine, Prussian Blue, and Burnt Umber
Cardstock/Paper: White, Navy; Craft Consortium Grunge
Dark Tones- 6x6
Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory)Fishtail Sentiment Banner DiesHeat Tool, Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- LumberRhinestones- SilverMay Arts Bakers Twine- Kraft- 5 yd Mini Spool
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