Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Red, White and Blue- Thank You For Your Service


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card created with the brand new Red, White and Blue Bundle and the new God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella along with dies/other supplies (from Stamp Simply )!

The Red, White and Blue Bundle is such a great set!  I love the flag image as well as the coordinating dies and the wonderful sentiments and it pairs beautifully with the other patriotic sets from Stamp Simply as well as with the God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella.


This past Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day with picnics, family get-togethers (especially this year with COVID restrictions being lifted), etc. and sometimes in doing so, we forget the real meaning of the holiday.

In honor of Memorial Day, I decided to create a “Thank You for Your Service” card- remember, 

Freedom is not free- may we never forget their sacrifice.

This is a fairly simple design and I was able to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers SC850 Sketch and am also linking this card to the Festive Friday #FF0085 Challenge (stars, stripes, flag dies, embossing ) , the C.R.A.F.T. #600 “Masculine” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #493-#494 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Emboss a piece of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz 3D Lumber embossing folder, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, mat onto a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” navy cardstock and mount onto a white card base.

Die cut a piece of red polka dot paper from the God Bless America paper pad with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies.  

Mount the flag die cut onto navy cardstock and trim close to the edge. (FYI- I extended the length of the flag die cut by splitting it in half since the cut would be hidden by the main panel).  Adhere the flag to the background panel.

On a piece of white cardstock, repeatedly stamp the word block image from Red, White, and Blue stamp set using Versamark ink, apply white embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool.   Trim the panel, tear the lower edge by hand, mount onto navy cardstock, tear the edge to match the embossed panel, distressing the edges.

Add a strip of the star design from the God Bless America paper pad  (this strip was the piece that I trimmed from the page that normally would be discarded- again cut in half where the hole is at the top of the paper pad and split to reach both sides of the panel). 

Stamp the sentiment from the Red, White, and Blue stamp set using navy ink onto white cardstock, die cut with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies (die cutting two additional flags from white cardstock to mount behind the sentiment).  Add to the panel with dimensional foam.

Stamp the flag image from Red, White, and Blue stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool.

Color the flag with watercolor pencils and use a water brush to blend the colors.

Die cut the flag image with the coordinating Red, White and Blue Flag Die (again, cutting two additional flag shapes from white cardstock to mount behind the stamped and colored flag image).

Mount the layered flag onto the card front with dimensional foam and add a few silver rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- The Red, White & Blue , Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies- Red, White & Blue Bundle

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark , Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, Watercolor Pencils- Derwent - #14- Deep Vermillion, #15-Geranium Lake, #28- Delft Blue, #57- Brown Ochre; Stampin’ Up!- Early Espresso

Cardstock/Designer Paper:  White, Navy, God Bless America 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. ,Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- The Red, White & Blue Flag, Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Fishtail Sentiment Banners, Silver Rhinestones, Embossing Powder Tool, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope I have inspired you to create a card this week!  Don't forget, we are also celebrating for the month of June!

Hugs and I hope you stop by again soon!


Judy Inukai said...

This is an amazing card. It has so much dimension and texture. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is stunning - love the layers and the patriotic look!

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful patriotic card, Julie! The heat embossed panel is the perfect backdrop for the flag. Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such a fantastic card to go with out challenge at Festive Friday. Thank you so much for playing with us!!!

Helen Jennings said...

I love the texture and detail on this card. Thank you for joining us at the Festive Friday Challenge

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations, Julie! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winner's badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, thanks everyone for your sweet comments and what an honor to be chosen as a Festive Fave!

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